I’m too late, really, for Cee’s Fun Foto Challenge: Z – being the final word in this series of fun photo prompts. However, I did take these photos of Vika especially for this challenge: Letter Z anywhere in the word or people or animals catching some Zzz’s…

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Taken with the Nikon D3000, at Brighton Holiday Park, South Australia, where – like all caravan parks – she was required to be on a leash at all times. The only time it came off was when she put herself to bed in the camper, and while we were travelling – and for the few hours a day we visited my mum over the week in Brighton. Some people had doggy playpens, and we’ll probably invest in one of those for the future. Vika is 16, and she was rapt when we arrived home, a week ago. She didn’t think much of the sea and didn’t volunteer to swim, being more interested in menacing other dogs, no matter their size. She slept well each night, worn out.

 

Soon, Cee begins a new Fun Foto Challenge based on BIRDS! I can’t wait for her first prompt.

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Cee’s Fun Foto Challenge, Vika

Cee’s Fun Foto Challenge:Z

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Outside my back door, a little while ago, one of the many bees in the mint. (Nikon D3000)

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We arrived home on Wednesday, and feeling a little disoriented – having covered about 2000 kms over our sixteen days out with the camper trailer.  Had beaut visits with family, including several hours a day with my mum for a week – the most time I’ve spent with her for decades! On Friday, after a quick visit with my brother, we headed back towards Victoria, where I caught up with my daughter. I’ll tell you more, and share some of the hundreds of photos I took.

In the meantime, thanks for looking at my bees.

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Bees & Bugs

A Honey Bee

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This week the topic for Cee’s Fun Foto Challenge is Letter W – Needs to start with W and have two vowels in the word.  I was worried that finding appropriate images was going to be hard, but once I started, I couldn’t stop seeing W words with vowels. Here we go…

WORKING WHEAT silos, Coonalypn, South Australia…

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WARBLING magpies…

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WHISPERING, WOOING Galahs…

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WATCHFUL kangaroos, Aldinga Scrub, South Australia…

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WAVES, and WALKERS, Aldinga Beach, South Australia …

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WATTLEBIRD…

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WILLY WAGTAIL…

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And I’m pretty sure this is my favourite … WATERING galahs – between the kiddie pool and the deep water, Aldinga Holiday Park swimming pool.

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I have had an eventful few days with the Nikon D3000!

Thanks for looking.

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Cee’s entry this week: W.

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Cee’s Fun Foto Challenge

Cee’s Fun Foto Challenge: W

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The mint outside my back door is still alive with all sorts of winged critters – the honey bees get a look in, too.

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Thanks for looking.

We’re busy packing today, so we’ll be ready to load our car when it cools down tonight – we’re expecting a top of 38 C. We were going to head off to Adelaide on the Thursday just gone, but the forecast heat-wave put us off. We head off tomorrow morning and will drive for about six hours, hoping we’ll miss approaching rain and thunderstorms. At least it will be cooler!

I’ve popped the smaller zoom lens back on my Nikon D3000, in anticipation of reaching Coonalpyn, where we will spend the night. Huge silos, still-working, right on the main road, have been painted as part of South Australia’s Silo Art.

Do have a great week! I will.

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Bees & Bugs

Honey Bees

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It’s a few weeks ago since this Hairy Flower Wasp dropped by, briefly, while I was out and about with the Nikon D3000.  It’s a year since my first sight of one of these loners.

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I love the golden glint of their wings and their kidney-shaped eyes.

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Thanks for looking.

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Bees & Bugs

Golden-winged Hairy Flower Wasp

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Here is another new-to-me visitor to my garden – a Dingy Swallowtail Butterfly. At first, I thought it was a grapevine moth but only when it finally settled did I realize my error. This lone butterfly is a large one, so I was somewhat surprised to discover it is also called a Small Citrus Butterfly. It constantly fluttered its wings and zoomed about. But, I eventually got a few images on the Nikon D3000.

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Thanks for looking.

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Butterflies & Moths

Dingy Swallowtail

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