Getting up close in the garden

Cee’s Mid-week madness Challenge May: Close up or Macro

I have been trying to get on top of my photos, naming, categorising and putting into folders. I never ending job which I let get out of control.

For this months CMMC, I have these photos from 23 March 2020 that I found while sorting today. Only one has been used before but I didn’t care as I really like it. Can you guess which one?

A blue native flower most likely Scurvy Weed

A pink Pentas from my garden

Caper White Butterfly also on a Pentas flower, this time a red variety

A cape Water Lily flower on my dam with a bonus insect either a fly or a bee

In the garden this week

Xingfumama’s Whatsoever is Lovely Challenge 2022 Week 9

This is my first contribution to this challenge. I haven’t had much loveliness in my life with the floods and rain over the past week. I have been able to get out into the garden and have found a bit of respite with my camera. Here is a bit of what I have found.

Some insects like a Dragonfly who seemed to follow me in the garden

A poor old Orchard Swallowtail Butterfly on a Pentas flower. She has seen better days. I used this angle so you couldn’t see how ratty her wings were at the rear

A Brown Ringlet Butterfly was resting on a leaf in the brief morning sun

The Wanderer Butterfly preferred the Bauhinia flowers

and not an insect but one of the smallest Honeyeater, a female Scarlet Honeyeater. This is the second mass flowering of the Bottlebrush tree bring so many birds into the garden.

Todays squares are pink

Becky’s Square Photo Challenge: Past Squares
Terri’s Sunday Stills: The #Pink Side of October
Cee’s FOTD

Let’s go pink with Becky, Terri and Cee. Mostly #PastSquares but has a few others as well

Pick a Word – April 2021

Lost in Translation’s Pick a Word: April 2021

Paula’s words for us to match an image are –

FURRY

A furry donkey says hello


PICTURESQUE

My favourite spot to sit in the mountains near my place


RAPID

It’s hard to capture the beating wings of an Orchard Swallowtail Butterfly as they are rarely still, even when having a drink


SUBTERRANEAN

Beneath the Arena di Verona


APOCALYPTIC

My favourite spot on my place after the devastating fires of December 2019. This waterhole never dries and is a haven for birds and animals. A big job to clear the fallen trees. I went there yesterday and the bush around is recovering and there were so many birds but the tangle of trees still remains.

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.