Last on the Card – May 2021

Last Photo for May 2021

Thank you to everyone who showed us their last photos for April. There were some new contributors which is lovely. I have fun and hope you do as well as this challenge is all about fun. Thank you to everyone who contributes their good and not so good photos. Like a lot of people I forget and am surprised at what was the last photo on the three devices I use to take photos.

So let’s see what you have for May 2021

The rules are simple:
1. Post the last photo on your SD card or last photo on your phone for the 31st May
2. No editing – who cares if it is out of focus, not framed as you would like or the subject matter didn’t cooperate.
3. You don’t have to have any explanations, just the photo will do
4. Create a Pingback to this post or link in the comments
5. Tag “The Last Photo”

Here’s mine

From my Samsung Galaxy S9

From my Canon PowerShot A1200

From my Canon PowerShot SX70HS

Here are the ones that you may have missed so pop on over and have a look

Su at Zimmerbitch – https://zimmerbitch.wordpress.com/2021/04/30/last-shot-on-the-card-april-2021/
Marilyn at Teepee12 – https://teepee12.com/2021/05/01/last-photos-april-30-2021/
Lady Lee at ladyleemanila – https://ladyleemanilablog.wordpress.com/2021/05/01/last-photo-for-april-2021/
Maria at Kamerapromenada – https://mariawijk.wordpress.com/2021/05/01/last-on-the-card-april/
Geriatri’x’ Fotogallery – https://geriatrixfotogallerie.wordpress.com/2021/05/01/last-one-for-april-last-of-the-tulips/
restlessjo – https://restlessjo.me/2021/05/01/six-word-saturday-404/
Elke at eklastic – https://picturesimperfectblog.wordpress.com/2021/05/01/new-coat-of-paint-anyone/
Philo at Philosophy Through Photography – http://philosophyvia.photos/2021/05/01/keep-calm-eat-doughnuts/
Jez at Photos by Jez – https://jezbraithwaite.blog/2021/05/01/last-on-the-card-may-2021/
Fandango at This, That and the Other – http://fivedotoh.com/2021/05/01/my-last-photo-april-21/
Victoria at One Womans Quest11 – http://onewomansquest.org/2021/05/01/looking-up/
Graham at grahamsisland – http://grahamsisland.com/2021/05/01/medinilla-magnifica/
Maggie at fromcavewals – https://fromcavewalls.wordpress.com/2021/05/01/the-last-photo-april-2021/
Cee at Cee’s Photo Challenges – http://ceenphotography.com/2021/05/01/last-on-the-card-april-2021-challenge/
Barbara at teleportingweena – https://teleportingweena.wordpress.com/2021/05/01/last-on-the-card-for-april-mockingbird/
Russell at Beautiful Photographs – http://ecstaticeclectica.com/2021/05/01/last-on-the-card-april-2021/
Clare at Clares Cosmos – http://clarehoran.com/2021/05/02/last-photo-challenge-april-2021/
Lauren at lssattitudeofgratitude – https://lssattitudeofgratitude.wordpress.com/2021/05/01/aprils-last-photo/
Danny at Danny James Photography – http://dannyjamesphotography.com/2021/05/01/last-photo-on-the-card/
Karen/Elizabeth at Pics by Kaz – https://elizabethkrallphotos.wordpress.com/2021/05/02/last-on-the-card-april-2021/
Manja at Manja Mexi Mexcessive – http://mexcessive.photo.blog/2021/05/02/last-photo-in-april-2021/
Lisa at oureyesopen – http://oureyesopen.blog/2021/05/02/last-photo-april-2021/
Maggie at What Rhymes With Stanza – http://whatrhymeswithstanza.com/2021/05/02/last-photo-of-april-21/
Aletta at nowathome – https://nowathome.wordpress.com/2021/05/02/last-photo-for-april-2021/
scrapy at scrapydo2 – https://scrapydo2.wordpress.com/2021/05/02/last-on-the-card-april-2021/
Margaret at Pyrennes to Pennines – http://margaret21.com/2021/05/03/a-window-on-our-local-country-houses/
Natalie at Little Pieces of Me – https://littlepiecesofme1.wordpress.com/2021/05/03/the-last-photos-april-2021/
Heather at sgeoil – https://sgeoil.wordpress.com/2021/05/03/a-glimpse-of-the-cast/
Robert at Roberts Snap Spot – http://robertsnapspot.com/2021/05/03/last-photo-i-took-in-april-2021/
wanderlustig – https://wanderlustig2019.wordpress.com/2021/05/04/last-on-the-card-april-2021/
Carol at mamcormier – http://mamacormier.com/2021/05/05/last-on-the-card-april-2021/
Jude at Cornwall in Colours – http://cornwallincolours.blog/2021/05/05/last-photo-8/
Lisa at Daily Musings – https://dailymusing57.com/2021/05/05/last-on-the-card-for-april/
Ju-Lyn at Touring My Backyard – https://touringmybackyard.wordpress.com/2021/05/08/stop-and-smell-the-purple-flowers/


This is November: The Flowers

The final installment of This is November. The flowers that appear in November are fabulous. The small native flowers shoot out of the ground for a short time. The garden is resplendent with most of the flowering shrubs a hive of activity as you saw in This is November: The Insects. Enjoy the flowers of November.

You saw the Jacaranda flowers in the This is October: Part Three Did you know that the Jacaranda flower is not only purple but white as well?
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Some flowers are just made to be photographed.
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A close-up shot of the Blue Salvia which the Lewins Honeyeater was feeding on in This is November: The Birds
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A few drops of water and an early morning sun make for wonderful flower photography
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The second flowering for some of the Grevilleas
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The cactus had so many buds and flowers this year.
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When the rain comes, the Crocus add splashes of colour throughout the garden.
crocus_named_home_nov 2017

One of the Day Lilys I was given by my mate Geoff. There is always a Stingless Bee flying around somewhere.
day lily_named_home_nov 2017

This orchid was at my besties sons place. An amazing cascade of flowers.
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Here is the orchid flower
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The Pandorea were flowering high in the canopy
pandorea_flower_named_home_nov 2017

My White Hydrangea has a pink hue
white hydrangea flower_named_home_nov 2017

One of the best years for the Silk Tree flowering
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The Roses at my besties are magnificent this year too.
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And the scent is divine
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The little yellow puff balls are everywhere
yellow puff ball flowers_named_home_nov 2017

I love this Hibiscus which seems to have many names – I like Dancing Ballerina
red lantern hibiscus_named_binna burra_nov 2017

The Lomandra growing on the forest floor has many flower spikes
lomandra flowers_named_home_nov 2017

The new leaves on the Paperbark are fabulous
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The Paperbark was covered in white creamy flowers from top to bottom.
paperbark tree_flowers_named_home_nov 2017

Growing in the paddock was a tiny yellow flower about 5mm in diameter. Once I saw this one I then noticed all the others.
flower_yellow_named_home_nov 2017

The Bottlebrush flowers were their showy best this year. The Pink Bottlebrush flower is the second year it has flowered since planting about 10 years ago.
bottlebrush flower_pink_named_home_nov 2017

This is the red Bottlebrush flower I used as an experimental technique late last month
bottlebrush flower_red_named_home_nov 2017

many people wanted to know what the bush looked like. Here is the Miniature Bottlebrush about 1.5M tall
bottlebrush tree_red_named_home_nov 2017

The birds have been fighting over the Black Bean tree flowers
black bean tree_flowers_named_home_nov 2017

Have you ever seen a Pineapple flower? Now you have. I had no idea they had flowers like this
pineapple_flowers_named_home_nov 2017

Last year, I found the Hyacinth Orchid growing in the forest at my place. I went looking again this year to where I thought it was but to no avail. Looking around my garden not only did I find one growing but two!
hyacinth orchard_named_home_nov 2017

That’s the last post on This is November. I hoped you like all the posts.

Paperbark flowers

The Daily Post word prompt: Transformation

The Paperbark trees are flowering. The lovely creamy white blossoms attract birds, bees and all manner of insect. I thought that they were just the perfect thing to Transform

The original photo. The Paperbark blossoms in the early morning light.
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Add a bit of green.
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Perhaps increase the brightness
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Then play around a bit to make this.
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Some people have said it reminds them of a May Gibbs drawing. Australians will know Snugglepot and Cuddlepie. Have as look here to see a bit of my Australian childhood

Birds and Flowers

I have not kept up to date with my blog. It is already half way through September and the start of Spring has gone. I too so many photos in August that I have to have a second go at putting my photos and things into writing.

Lately I have been walking along my road and as usual, my camera has been to hand. Some of the photos have been from around the neighbourhood whilst other photos have been at home. This first lot are typical of the bush in and around my place. The Fringe Wattles looked lovely this year and the spur my house is on is surrounded by the yellow of the wattles.

The small puffs of yellow encompass the whole wattle tree.

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The Native Sarsparilla also bloom at this time of year.

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They both look lovely as the Sarsparilla entwines around the Fringe Wattle

wisteria-native_wattle_named_home_aug-2016

The Paperbarks certainly flowered well this season. The air was full of the scent from the flowers which attracted all sorts of insects. How many can you see?

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Here are more insects in the flowers of the Paperbark. Mostly the insects get right down into the flower stem so only their bums are visible.

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The Coastal Rosemary flowers are quite pretty don’t you think?

coastal-rosemary_named_home_aug-2016

I am not sure what this little hairy leafed bush is. I called it Egg and Bacon plant but I am not sure. Can anyone help out with what this flower is please?

egg-and-bacon-plant_named_home_aug-2016

I love the colours of Spring. Even the leaves can have such great shades of colour. Plus there is a bonus insect!!!

new-leaf_named_home_aug-2016

The Double-barred Finches have been feasting on the grass seed. This one looks particularly portly at it sat high on the powerline.

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They have lovely markings. I like their blue beak.

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The Red-browed Finches were having fabulous snacks in the tall native grasses along the side of the road.

red-browed-firetail-finch_named_home_aug-2016

A late comer to the last of the Bottlebrush flowers, (see the previous blog), was the Brown Honeyeater.

brown-honeyeater_named_home_aug-2016

The Friarbirds loved having a bath in the neighbours dam. They were diving in from a great height.

blue-faced-honeyeater_bath_named_home_aug-2016

Away in the distance I could hear the “chwit-chwit-chwit-peter-peter-peter” call of a Jacky Winter. Perched high on the dead tree, it was quite happy wagging its tail back and forth chittering away.

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Further down the road, a Little Friarbird was enjoying the last rays of the day.

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Often when I am sitting in my study, I have eyes that peer in through the door or window. This day the Female Satin Bowerbird was looking in.

satin-bowerbird_female_named_home_aug-2016

Quite often White-throated Treecreepers are spotted jumping up the trunks of trees. This is the first time I have been able to get a photo of one who took its time on its hunt for food.

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On the walk up the road I was very excited to see a couple of Grey-headed Babblers forage for insects among the dead wood and leaf litter on the property next door. I have seen them in the forest on my place but I was lucky enough to see them in the cleared land next door. I love their fluffy pants.

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The Rainbow Bee Eaters were having a splendid time zooming about the cleared paddock up the road. The many dead trees offered a great vantage point to watch for unsuspecting insects flying about.

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Every now and then, a group would gather to tell about the day and to keep a look out for flying insects. Their heads were always swivelling about as they say and chatted in the trees.

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So that’s the end of my start to Spring. I hope you have enjoyed my walk up the road.