Bees on flowers – all sorts of flowers (& bees) – and lady birds and butterflies.
There were hundreds (literally) of photos to choose from. This is a small selection. I will probably look at others as well.
Bees on lavender:
bees on native flowers:
bees on native blossom:
bees on garden flowers:
bees on feral flowers:
butterfly and ladybirds
This is the ‘long list’ for a potential 2017 Wildflower Calendar. They are pictures from suburban Perth, in conservation areas, parks and verge gardens. They are all native wildflowers and I am going to have a hard time choosing!
I have no doubt forgotten some, but it is primarily from these I will choose 12 – or 14 (counting the cover). aren’t I going to have fun!
Great Big Blossoms:
Oh it’s a beautiful evening!
Ah – that feels good.
The gentle routines of taking care of ones self.
But something’s not right.
What is it?
Ah! What’s that behind me?
Come here – out from under my feet!
You can’t get away!!!
No – no you are not getting away!
Ha! I have you now!
What are YOU laughing at!!!!!
These are photos from which I will choose those to go into the 2016 Wildflowers Calendar. There are too many photos (soooo many! I *do* like photographing flowers) for one calendar, but it is merely to present what will likely be included rather that what definitely will be.
myrtle types (fluffballs):
others (don’t know their names or types) – & some may be cultivars or not native:
& kangaroo paws – cultivars but lovely
If you wish to order a Wildflowers Calendar, let me know.
The eastern skies were amazing with these incredible clouds breaking over the empty skies like an ocean of subdued fire:
and this – pillars of colour holding back the oncoming night:
a view south-west, half sunset, half not:
but it finally also succumbed to night with grace and beauty
This is an experiment. I am actually doing them because my younger brother in England loves Matilda Bay, but it occurred to me that others might like them too.
So, not MtLawleyShire, but Matilda Bay with river and trees and grass and birds. Shots of Perth City across the river. And some shots of Autumnal trees 🙂
Again, these are the photos I have chosen, but not all will be in the calendar (there really aren’t that many months in the year), & as I have a trip to Matilda Bay planned on Monday, there might be some more to choose from. But this should give you an idea. If you can let me know by next week if you are interested.
This will – I think – be the cover
They are taken over the year, but are not really in ‘seasonal’ order.
I haven’t been to Hyde Park since they mutilated all the plane trees – I can’t bear the thought of knowing it’s spring and not being able to see the buds coming on the brnaches, or see the gracious gorgeous sweep of new green leaves almost down to the ground.
I might go down in a month or so, but it will be to see the wildflowers. I won’t go to the sadness of the ponds.
But, despite a lack of time & my eyes, I have been photgraphing trees
The sheoaks are in flower – this is one on the edge of MtLawleyShire. I must photograph the ones outside the post office. They are looking glorious at the moment.
This tall young thing is on the edge of a carpark – & can’t you just tell our summer is just around the corner but the blue of that sky.
details of wonderful branches in a park on teh edg of MtLawleyShire:
Branches from the same place, and in the second, a wattle bird in silhouette:
A view of all the trees in this park, which is on the intersection of two major arterial roads:
a close-up of bark:
A strangely bent peppermint tree at Matilda Bay:
on the edge of the Swan River & over the road in the University of Western Australiua’ carpark:
not a huge post, but I know there is at least one who will appreciate them 🙂
Yes, I’ve been at it again. The flame trees have such wonderful arrangements and in black and white, there is no distraction of colour. Just the structure of branches and flowers – & sometimes birds in striking designs against featureless white:
But today, I also took other shots that I thought I would play with.
A Jacaranda tree with light pouring through the feathery foliage:
A cape lilac bare of all but sunlight and stark shadows and last summer’s berries:
and a Grevillea flower:
I am enjoying this play – though I really should be writing…
This is very late – I completely forgot about it. The so-called ‘super moon’ in June.
In Perth, it was a wild rainy day with wonderful clouds at sunset, but even before that, I met a friend for coffee in the city, the clouds were building:
and a rainbow:
Then it was back in MtLawleyShire and late afternoon:
Then it was sunset time:
The glow through the clouds was intensely ethereal
I then crossed the road to be in place for the moon, and when I looked back west:
But would the sky clear in time for the moon rise?
In short – no.
The clouds continued to be amazing – here is an apparition (one dark, one lighter) briefly in the night sky:
Finally, thorugh the clouds – the moon, although it was well past risen:
& in the clear night sky:
So sorry I didn’t post this earlier. I hope you enjoyed it 🙂