Honey bees
Australia, blogging

The Bees Knees

When Greg North, Liaison officer for the Northside Beekeepers, first became interested in a new hobby, he was surprised to find little information for those new to keeping bees. However, that changed when he found the associations of Beekeepers, a group that's been supporting apiarists and others interested in the management of European Honey bees… Continue reading The Bees Knees

lavender
blogging

Lavender

Farming and rural communities are doing it tough in these times. Most of us recognize that. You will be be delighted and surprised at the hidden gems found in many country towns and rural areas that were formerly overlooked by the overseas obsessed traveling public. Amandine Lavender is one such gem near the central Queensland… Continue reading Lavender

History & Traditions, Philosophy

Living History 100 years ago

Margaret uses a Box iron - that is heated on the fire to iron her clothes. She cooks all her meals and bakes her own bread in a pot oven, over the open fire. She lives in a house without electricity and modern conveniences. This is not a reality show where we are taken back… Continue reading Living History 100 years ago

frog
Environment

A Frog in My Garden

With the long awaited arrival of the recent rains, an old visitor returned to our garden. I do believe it is the same frog I wrote about him a few years back: - I had a delightful green visitor in my garden. I found him hiding in the inner dark and cool realms of a… Continue reading A Frog in My Garden

garden with hydrangeas
Community

Planning a Seaside Garden

Update on House Planning: The builders are asking me to outline just where I would like the garden beds to go on our block. Already? I thought to myself. Before the house has even started and before the final plans for the house are even drawn, I have to envisage and draw up a garden… Continue reading Planning a Seaside Garden

Australia

Friendly Friday Photo Challenge -Coral ish colours

It was just too tempting not to join in again this week with Friendly Friday, given this stunning example of coral ish colour just outside my door. thesnowmeltssomewhere.wordpress.com/2019/01/25/friendly-friday-coral-colors/ Join in with Snow this week. At the above link Next week Something to Ponder About will host Friendly Friday with a new prompt.

Community

Sally D’s Mobile Photography Challenge – Macro

Macro photos are an insight into another world. The camera allows us to freeze that moment for later inspection. Hidden in the weed known as  "pigface" was a small insect that I captured with my old Nexus 4. "A weed is a plant in the wrong place" - Gardener's saying     Each week has… Continue reading Sally D’s Mobile Photography Challenge – Macro

New Zealand
Community, Gardening

Floral Friday Challenge (when it is saturday!)

Floral Friday An excuse to post some of my favourite floral pics is not needed: Gazing at photos of some of my favourite flowers, is the next best thing to seeing them for real. Something for the eyes to feast on and the mind to ponder about today. See more at floralfridayfoto.blogspot.com woollymuses.wordpress.com ceenphotography.com