The word prompt from Ragtag Daily Prompt: Abstract
I love this theme. I often think of photography as art as well as capturing life in the moment. I have quite a number of photos that I have deliberately taken in a folder called “Arty Ones”
All of these photos are what I saw with my minds eye. None have been altered or enhanced. Many involve shadows or water as they can provides many abstract images. I hope you enjoy my Abstract images.
Walking on the rocks
The Orchard Swallowtail Butterfly in the garden
The shape hidden in the banner
Dancing on the leaf
Patterns and reflections
Shadow on the post
Liquid flowing glistening solid
Brian Eno’s music can be abstract. This track Reflections suits what I try to do
The photo challenge #22 from Ann-Christine at the Lens-Artists: Happiness is…
So many things to explore with happiness is.
Among other things, I get great pleasure from nature. Happiness is sitting down and watching the world drift past, from the big to the small. Hope this post can bring a bit of happiness into your day.
A Blue-banded Bee scrunching into a Blue Ginger flower always makes me smile
Stingless native Bees whizzing about with full pollen sacs are a joy
A Blue-banded Bee getting a look at me too
Finally finding a Blue Triangle Butterfly was a happy moment
Having the Caper White Butterflies come into my garden on their migration is lovely
The Black Jezabel is usually high in the canopy and when they come down for a visit I smile
Orchard Swallowtails are large butterflies who make the garden their home
Figbirds song is always a welcome sound around the garden
A cacophony of sound and colour means the Rainbow Lorikeets are here
Even a female Satin Bowerbird snacking on a bunch of bananas is something special
A Whipbird calling in the forest is a sound of delight
Having birds nest and raise their young close to the house is happiness
Or a Hornet building her nest on the wall is nice
Finding a spiders web in the morning with the dew shining like gems makes me happy
as is finding an Hyacinth Orchid for the first time in the forest around the house – elation
I hope you enjoyed my Happiness is…….
The word prompt from Manic Mondays: Departing
Orchard Swallowtail Butterflies
The Daily Post word prompt: Creature
Some creatures like to eat leaves
Some are quite fierce
Others float on the breeze
some like to look weird
Others look at you too
But creatures are creatures no matter what they do
The next part of This is November. I often find a few insects here and there. Some stay for the hello and can I take your photo, some just say g’day and off they go. These are the ones who stayed around…….
A couple of ants having a disagreement. I took this photo in the morning. The next morning, they were still there. If I touched anywhere near them, their antennae waved about furiously.
I have lots of Native Stingless Bees in my garden when there are yummy flowers about. This bloke has filled his pollen sacs from the Day Lily and is off back to the hive.
The Gardenia flowers sent their scent into the house from the garden. No wonder the bees like it.
The Crinum flower hosted many many Native Stingless Bees
I found this beetle with a yellow love heart on its side wandering about a bush full of flowers when I was walking about in town.
I love this beetle. The vine it is eating is a new vigorous introduced weed on my place.
I love the bee trying to hide from me on the Paperbark flower.
Cats Whiskers is a fabulous flower which the bees also love.
“Let’s see if there is any more pollen in here”
A Common Crow Butterfly was having a rest from the heat of the day.
I have a series of Orchard Swallowtail Butterflies. Wonderful large butterflies
This week Cee’s Fun Foto Challenge: Letter O
A few days ago an Orchard Butterfly was having a feed on a Pentas
Well here is the second installment of This is September. Here is an assortment of stuff but mainly nature.
First off I’d like to let you know my sad news. My elderly neighbour and good friend Geoff, the bloke who gave me this beautiful Iris, died earlier this week. I have so many plants from his wonderful garden, perhaps a future blog, that I will always have good memories especially when the plants flower and spread sunshine to my garden.
I might as well stay on the flowers that managed to bloom despite the lack of rain. Orange Trumpet flowers hang from the shed.
The Bromiliad flowers are most unusual
The Pansys battled on with a watering every now and then.
I like the lion face in this Pansy
The Rose Geraniums flowered looking so spectacular dotted through the garden
Most of the flowers also had other things happening too. Can you find the insect on the Westringia? Hint it’s a bee
The butterflies liked resting on the Westringia. Not sure if this is a Grass Dart or a Skipper
Stingless Native Bees were a buzz about the Orange Trumpet flowers.
Other bees likes to get among the Grevilleas
The Wisteria came out to bloom for a few weeks. Wanderer Butterflies were attracted to the flowers perfume.
Another sign of Spring is Orchard Swallowtails in the garden.
One of the biggest butterflies that come around the garden.
Some moths are hard to find when they sit on the ground
Other butterflies are rather small like this Barred Skipper who didn’t mind resting on a leaf
Do you remember the Assassin Bug photo? Here is the full photo
Come warmer weather, spider webs appear. The St Andrews Cross Spider didn’t quite get the “this is what a cross looks like” memo
I din’t think he cares very much
Insects are everywhere. Some like to see what you are doing on the computer
Just a fly sitting on a leaf
An ant scurried away when it saw the camera
A Common Yellow Butterfly shows the birds how to hide among the leaves
Some leaves look wonderful. The colours the White Fig leaves turn merge so well
The sunlight on the Bottlebrush leaf drew my attention. This is without the photo bombing bee
The Bloodwood Tree nuts litter the forest floor
On a walk we came across a Spotted Gum with interesting bark patterns and lumps. What can you see?
The Ironbark looked like it had a claw emerging down its trunk.
Can you see a cat?
We saw a bear…can you?
The Silk Tree pods are like orange velvet in the tree tops
Sometimes the pods drop with their seeds intact
The Agave looked lovely in the morning sun
The Skink hung on to the bricks as it surveyed the scene on the church in Grafton
The Joeys are now too big to fit in the pouch any more
The Spring sunsets have been amazing
The sun is almost gone so it’s time to say see ya later.
Most times I just have one photo per word for Lost in Translations Pick a Word. This time I have a few more for the September Pick a Word and perhaps using my artistic licence for the matching photo.
The view from Raspberry Lookout. My property is a few hills over on the left.
In order to get a good take off, you must have a good vantage point.
You can’t fence me in
Sometimes I feel like I am intruding when photographing butterflies and spiders.
Three’s a crowd when the males chase the female Orchard Butterfly.
Two Line-blue Butterflies getting “friendly”
Yes, the Huntsman Spiders were in the dining room but I don’t think they had eating dinner on their mind.
Once a butterfly gets old, the jagged wings are the first sign of age as on this Australian Gull Butterfly
The yachts moored late in the afternoon after sailing from Grafton to Ulmarra.
Quayside on the Great Canal, Venice
M’s 52 Weeks Photo Challenge this week is Movement
How much movement is there in two Orchard Butterflies doing their mating dance!!!
The male actually flies backward towards the female