Just a butterfly

Bren’s Mid-Week Monochrome #54
Ragtag Daily Prompt Wednesday: Butterfly

I bet there’s some of you are saying…butterflies….I bet he won’t be able to contain himself. Yes you are right, my head is spinning at the thought of the hundreds of butterflies, tiny Line Blues, the same one from Monday Macro are everywhere in the garden at the moment…….also the 5GB of butterflies I have in my 22 butterfly folders.

But no, I shall contain myself as I am doing a double challenge. A Common Crow Butterfly on a Pentas flower.

Pump it up

Becky’s Square Photo Challenge: #SquareUp

When this song first came out, I wasn’t all that keen but try not to dance, even if it’s in you chair being active for a moment or two….c’mon get your party started…..get your booty on the bus now….make my day

Speaking of being pumped up, look at the legs on this Teddy Bear Bee. I know………cute name for such a muscular bloke but they are quite OK at being who they are. They are a solitary bee is the Teddy Bear Bee, and they make their nest in the ground like other Australian native bees. On my blog there is always Blue-banded Bees somewhere.

A pumped up Teddy Bear Bee on a Pentas flower in my garden

Every year

Debbie’s One Word Sunday: Seasonal

Every year
they appear
hundreds here
thousands elsewhere.


Migration thing
on wing
look flowering
nectare bring


Caper White
takes flight
gossamer light
such sight


every year
they appear.

Teddy Bear on top

Day twenty-four of Becky’s Square Top Photo Challenge

Are you confused by another ambiguous post title?

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This lovely little Australian Native Bee is called a Teddy Bear Bee. Isn’t that the most fabulous name

Waiting

The Lens-Artists Photo Challenge #72: Waiting

What was that that flashed past the kitchen window? A flash of white. Quick………grab the camera and outside into the garden.

Yes……it’s a Caper White Butterfly coming to feed on the Pentas flowers.

Get set……..focus…….wait for that butterfly in flight photo opportunity…..wait and wait
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It’s a flutter of wings……….will she fly this time…….or just reposition to get more nectar 191117_blog_challenge_waiting_caper white butterfly2
Don’t get distracted……….ohhh look……..a dragonfly191117_blog_challenge_waiting_dragonfly
Oh bugger…….she’s off this bunch of flowers…….where will she settle next?191117_blog_challenge_waiting_caper white butterfly3
Look…….over there……quick get focused as she is fluttering her wings again….maybe this time she will fly191117_blog_challenge_waiting_caper white butterfly4
Hurrah…….success…..it did take a bit of time waiting191117_blog_challenge_waiting_caper white butterfly5