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

water
Environment, Photography

Friendly Friday Photo Challenge – Odd Couples

The Friendly Friday Photographic challenge is about community and interacting with other bloggers, sharing everyday photographs of things from our world and is hosted by bloggers Amanda, here at ‘StPA’ (Something to Ponder About) and Sandy at The Sandy Chronicles. On my afternoon walk today, I spotted two inconguous pieces of nature. Mushroom fungi are… Continue reading Friendly Friday Photo Challenge – Odd Couples

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.

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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

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Sally D’s Mobile Photography Challenge: Nature

The Phone camera is fast replacing hand held digital SLR or auto focus cameras. These were taken with a HTC, a while ago. Wood rotting fungi are a wonderful organism. Paradoxically parasitic, yet self-sustaining! Their end product is a gift to the soil. Edited slightly for minor enhancements. Cropped and Warmed up in Picasa. Which… Continue reading Sally D’s Mobile Photography Challenge: Nature

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Sally D’s Mobile Photography Challenge: Macro – Fern frond

Glistening in the gentle, sunshine of Spring

Delicate, fresh, primordial moment frozen in time.

Macro challenge gives one a chance to delve deeper and examine nature's complicated evolution on another scale to that which our eye can see

Community, Gardening

Weekly Photo Challenge: Inside

Daily Post is looking for interpretations of "Inside"  -  I found this in 2 different photographs: Art created by Man: "Unnatural" The reindeer is encased INSIDE glass balls, an art installation at GOMA and   "Natural" A delicate yellow stamen in the indigo flower that is called Canterbury Bell. I marvel at nature's colour palette. More… Continue reading Weekly Photo Challenge: Inside

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