On the nest

Weekly Prompt Wednesday Challenge: Wait
Fandango’s One Word Challenge: Plan

They got together
and made a plan
gather some
grass, feathers
even moss

Next was to
lay eggs….
so far
the plan was
going well

Now to sit
to wait
to sit
to wait
sit some more

Look this way
look that
but still
sit
and wait

One day
which seemed
an eternity
a crack
a peep

Oh dear
always hungry
can’t wait
just look at them
just hear them
always hungry

I just have
to ask
do you have
this going on
every day

Do you know
what I mean?
You make a plan
you wait
you are tired
Do you know
what I mean?

Feathers of pink

Denzil’s Nature Photo Challenge #3: Pink
Weekly Prompts Wednesday Challenge: The Birds

The splendid little Rose Robin

Pink Galahs enjoy their lives together and are sweet to watch

and a bit of no feathers fungi for fun

Op-Shop games

The Weekly Prompts Wednesday Challenge:Thrift

Yes all the different names in different countries but all have bargains if you are there at the right time. The best bargain I have found was a black jacket for my daughter. It looked well made and was only $5 When I got home we looked up the name on the label. It was a New York designer and the jacket was $660!! My Marks and Spencer very warm tweed coat I bought in Edinburgh for ten pounds was a very necessary buy as my warm clothes just didn’t cut it,

Once in a while if my bestie was in town up her way and I was in town here, we used to play “Find the crappiest LP cover” and other silly games. This is the photo I sent her once.

My kitchen window view

Weekly Prompts Wednesday Challenge: Room with a view

The view from my kitchen window isn’t a vast landscape, you cannot see the sky or sunsets but lots of action happens just out front.

I thought I had a more recent photo of the garden from the kitchen window but my filing system has let me down. This is June 2022

Over the years the view has changed. This 2016

This little sticky beak is from 2011

They are tiny

Weekly Prompts Wednesday Challenge: Mini

I am often banging on about the Stingless Native Bees that are in my garden. I find them fascinating as the zip around the garden filling their mini pollen sacs with pollen from the flowers. When the Hippeastrums are in flower, they all come to gather pollen for their hive (or really a resinous nest) and get a bit of nectare as well. They do make honey but only around one litre a year.

These mini bees are up to 3 to 5mm long. Their nests are in tree hollows and are constructed in spirals usually. This slideshow gives an idea of their size and the pollen sacs.

Native Bees are found from the coastal area of north-east of New South Wales, across the top of Australia to the northern area of Western Australia. There are over 1,700 native bees in Australia but only eleven of these are the mini Stingless Native Bees.

I love seeing these mini bees in my garden knowing they are doing a good job pollinating the flowers.