banksia bird heaven

soft banksia cones
rainbow lorikeet crisps
ready for snacking

We have a local indigenous Banksia tree growing by our front gate. Currently it is flowering and a variety of birds, Noisy Miners, Wattle Birds and Rainbow Lorikeets are daily visitors. The Lorikeets are big in numbers and very noisy so when they arrive anyone else feeding tends to disappear. This is my contribution to Ronovan Writes #Weekly #Haiku #Poetry Prompt #Challenge 349 CRISP and Soft. Visit this site to see how other poets respond to Ronovan’s challenge.

spring arriving

responding to warmth

colour growth harmony

all bees welcomed

Today, the first day of October, the second month of Spring finally feels like that season has arrived. We had a lazy lunch at a cafe in Black Rock where Maggie had the usual fuss made of her and a selfie taken. When we arrived home I went for a walk around the garden capturing some of the different plants currently flowering on my camera. Only five are indigenous, can you identify the exotics. The one we are observing most keenly is our Blueberry bush as it is laden with flowers turning to fruits as the bees attend.

cold garden

coldest time of year

colour hides in my garden

waiting to be seen

IMGP0724IMGP0727IMGP0735IMGP0728IMGP0734Winter has arrived in Melbourne, however the bitterly cold wind dropped over night and the sun was out this morning. I have just resurrected my 25 year old Pentax 35-105 and macro Takamur lens having discovered it fits my Pentax DSLR’s. A wander around the garden with this lens on macro and what little wonders we discovered. Unfortunately no insects or birds were out enjoying the warmth.