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I usually post most of my photographs on my photo blog, but here are some for today – all are macro shots of insects taken in the garden this morning …….if you click on any photo it will be enlarged, and then all become a slideshow.

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I recently visited a bush garden on the other side of Melbourne, primarily to see the native orchids that were growing naturally by the hundreds.  I was also impressed by the cultivated garden around the house, all native plants, it was full of birds feeding on the flowers.  Photographer that I am, the long drive home was filled with thoughts of where I could put some of these bird attracting plants in my garden and eventually, with luck,  have a wider variety of birds to photograph.  Those than know this garden will realise that this is a radical step for this once keen gardener, having spent years developing a garden with mostly deciduous trees and shrubs, camellias, roses, perennials and other non-Australian plants!  Anyway, for those readers not familiar with the exotic beauty of some natives, here are some shots of Grevillea that I purchased during the week.  I think they will be a very satisfactory addition.
PS – Folk from overseas are asking if these are orchids – no they are not.  Grevillea are native evergreen flowering shrubs which vary in size from small and low prostrate growing plants to many metres tall like trees.  Check the Grevillea link here for more info.

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I have recently published a book of photographs using the online company called Blurb with which I am very pleased.  They are all photos taken in my garden, mostly macros of flowers, insects and frogs, and the book may be previewed via the link above, or the side widget.  It is also available for purchase, but may I assure you that I have not put any mark-up on the price, it is exactly what it cost me –  it is a large landscape book 13 x 11 inches with 80 pages with quality papers, so it is not cheap.  I really do not expect anyone to purchase it, but you might enjoy having a look!

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Petals

 

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I seem to have been away from these pages for a while – just doing other things, nothing special but lots of photography some of which has made it to Fractions in Time and Flickr, so do have a look if you are interested.  I’m busy with the Indian purse stitching, and have made a couple of other small items but have nothing to show at the moment.

There have been butterflies around for a while, but these are the first photos for the season…I found this one just sitting on a leaf – probably trying to warm up or dry out.  The weather here has been cold and wet for days!  I have tried to identify the species, but cannot find anything that looks quite like it.  I love the blue eyes!

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Round the garden, between the showers……..I do love those drops!

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New Leaves

The internet is awash with beautiful photographs of Northern Hemisphere Autumn colours in all their riotous glory, while down under Spring is well on its way – but where I live has a cool climate, and so Spring comes a little later and more slowly.  The new growth on my trees has a more gentle beauty, particularly when shot in the early morning light.  Enjoy……….

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