The Water Lily and the Dragonfly

The mornings cool breeze was still softly blowing as the days suns rays began to be felt upon my skin. I wondered what has been happening over at the house dam. From the house I have seen more and more flowers appearing, water lilies with their large showy blue blooms.

“Do you want to come with me over to the house dam?”
“Let’s take the short cut and climb through the fence rather than walk to either of the gates. Be careful. Look!”
“Doesn’t the dam look lovely? The green of leaves, stems and stalks with splashes of blues, pinks and yellow.”

Just then something whizzed past my ear. What was that I wondered?
Looking around I can see what it is.
“Come over here but slowly. It’s a Water Lily and a Dragonfly”

Out on the dam there’s lots happening.
The frogs are too fast and have plip plopped into the water as we get along the edge of the dam wall.
“It would good to get a classic frog on a lily pad photo wouldn’t it.”
“Make sure you have your camera at the ready.”

Over there is an early flower just opened, not yet had its blue hue applied.
“Some of the Stingless Native Bees are already flying in and out with pollen sacs full I guess.”
“Come let’s go a bit further around this way. I am sure something was over here.”
“Did you see that?”

A Red Skimmer Dragonfly swooped the water and then nestled in among the reeds. Never one to sit still for long, he was gone in a flash.
“Did you see where he went?”

“On the flower over there can you see the two tiny Stingless Native Bees?”
They are about 10mm long.
The bee in the rear has pollen sacs that look quite full.
“Those yellow lumps on the rear legs are sacs where they store the pollen for the flight back to the hive.”

Maybe just sit here for a while longer shall we and enjoy the peace and sounds of the bush that surrounds us.
“I have a marmalade sandwich under my hat if you would like to share?”

Cee’s FOTD

Just two colours

Cee’s Midweek Madness Challenge April Colours: Yellow or Purple

The Purples

Steampunk Hat

Cape Waterlilies

Dianella Berries

Purple Fringe Lily

Purple Trumpet Flower

A wonderful purple sunset

The Yellows

Frangipanni flower

Cassia flowers with a bonus bee

Paper Daisies

Yellow Waterlily

Cannot have a yellow post without Bobbin the Eastern Yellow Robin

and a yellow sunset to say good night

It’s in the sky and in the garden

Sunday Stills Monthly Colour Challenge: #Amethyst

I wasn’t sure where to go with this challenge but the sky and flowers won out

A bit of purple

The Friendly Friday Challenge: Purple

Sandy would like some purple prose but I am not one for writing prose per se and the prompt – It was a dark and stormy night – the classic opening. Therefor here is my bit of purple, just the one for fun

Purple

The word prompt from Debbie at Travel with Intent: Purple

Check out Debbies Purple – click on the above link – It is stunning and I was thinking what do I have that’s purple to be able to contribute to this photo challenge. There is no way I can do wonderful lights like Debbies post. But I do live in a city which just had it’s Jacaranda Festival and has Jacaranda trees. But I wanted more so it’s floral all the way.

Here’s my bit of Purple
Better start with a Jacaranda tree
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Purple berries from a native vine
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Looking into a Torenia flower
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Another Native flower from my place. Haven’t identified it as yet.
purple star flowers_binna burra_nov 2013

The Native Wisteria or Wild Sarsparilla that grows all over my place
wisteria-native_named_home_aug-2016

and a regular Wisteria  with bonus Wanderer Butterfly
wisteria02_wanderer butterfly_crop_named_binna burra_sept 2017

Purple Pansies
pansey purple_named_binna burra_august 2017

Another purple flower I found somewhere
purple flower_named_binna burra_oct 2017

Wonderful Water Lilies
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Another Australian Native flower found on the coast, Purple Fringe Lily
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My old mates Iris
iris_purple_geoffs_named_home_sept 2018

Back to the streets of Graftonjacarands_named_grafton_oct 2017

Thought about a song. Here is the original from 1958