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.

Little bikes

Wednesday Prompts Wednesday Challenge: Cycling

I went looking through my folders thinking I had some cycling photos or just a few bicycles to join in this challenge but failed miserably. I have resorted to some oldies that you may have seen before.

Lovely little wire sculptures.

And then I remembered a sign on a bike shop in Beaune France.