A trio of busy bees. (Nikon D3000)

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The photos are a bit hard to look at, but do support the busyness of the bees. I decided to share them because I was surprised the lens managed to focus on all three – but I suppose that’s how depth settings work. If I ever do the Udemy Photography course I purchased, ages ago, I’ll learn more. And then there’s my ‘Nikon D3000 for Dummies’ book. Reading is not doing. I have no excuses, except it’s easier to let the camera do the work.  That’s me though, I’ll always take the easier road!

We’ve just entered Stage 3 of our pandemic restrictions – indoor and outdoor gatherings are limited to two people, though the five for weddings and ten for funerals still stand. Of course, family groups, or flatmates, can still go outside together. On arrival, international travellers are being locked in hotels for their 14-day quarantine. The Melbourne ones are fortunate, as they have the 5-star luxury of the Crown Casino’s accommodation. In Sydney, a fellow was on the news this morning, not happy, but at least he had a bit of a view. His room was plain, all white, and very small.  Still, he has only another 13 days to go. It’s amazing how all of them believe they are well and virus-free. No-one can be sure.

The Government are telling us that the curve has begun to flatten, and entering Stage 3 will keep it that way – not to stop the virus, but to keep cases at a manageable level so the hospitals aren’t overwhelmed.

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We’re shopping once a fortnight, at the moment. Yet to see a toilet roll since the panic-buying began, but I haven’t gone in early.

Take care, and do have a good day.

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Bees & Bugs, COVID-19

Busy Bees

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Common Ivy (Hedera Helix) is an environmental weed in my State, Victoria. Certainly is in my garden. The main plant has grown over an ancient apple tree, turning into a tree itself, with trunks and branches. I’m reluctant to cut it back much for, when it flowers, the blooms are rich in nectar drawing hundreds of crazed bees. Later, birds find the purple-black berries highly nutritious, though I believe the fruit may be toxic to humans.

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The green buds open into a five-point starred green flower. Only mature ivy flowers. Oval leaves are a sign of maturity.

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Thanks for looking.

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Bees & Bugs

Ivy Blooms & Honey Bees

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Thanks for looking.

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Bees & Bugs

Honey Bees

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