A Big Fly and a Little Fly, and other pics

These photos aren't necessarily technically good, but I like them, and they're for sharing.



This glass paperweight on the window sill forms a interesting foreground with the garden hazy in the background. I think the haziness is not due to the camera but because the windows are dirty.




I  think this is a Grass Tree, one of about 30 species of Xanthorrohoea. This plant is endemic to Australia, and can live for 450 years. I love the pattern of the leaves in this pic. It was taken at the Australian garden of the Royal Botanical Gardens.



Shadows, reflections add an extra dimension to this urban alleyway.


I don't think there are straight lines in nature, but there are in the built environment.


To get to the back garden, go out the door, onto the deck, then 3 steps down.


Although these objects look like alien weapon systems, they're actually borage flowers.


The title of this pic is The Big Fly and the Little Fly.


Water, glass and other reflective surfaces make appealing pics. This is the outside wall of an example of creative interesting contemporary architecture in Canberra.

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  1. Love these snippets from your world. Such much beauty, so much wonder...

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  2. That big fly is really BIG! All the images you shared are interesting and you've reminded me to put borage seeds on my shopping list - I'll probably get plenty of volunteers but not where I want them.

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    1. I do regularly pull out borage plants, luckily they're easy to pull out. They are attractive (for about 5 minutes) and are a handy bee magnet. And I keep forgetting to use the blue flowers in salads.

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  3. Lovely images, especially the fly on the flower (and yes, my apartment floor-to-ceiling windows are dirty too.......I only cleaned them last Thursday, but I guess that was a waste of time with all the Spring rain we're having in Melbourne).

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    1. Hi Victoria, lovely to hear from a fellow Melburnian. Actually the kitchen windows look a little cleaner, I think the rain cleaned them. The gardens are loving the rain, we'll have to brace ourselves for a hot summer soon.

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  4. Interesting photos! I had to look at each one more than once. I like all of them, but especially the last one. I enjoy "artsy" photos that show us an unusual or unexpected perspective.

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    1. I'm so glad you looked at them all, Deb, I enjoy 'artsy' photos too, and realize often that is what, in my amateurish way, I try to do. I love them all (what mother can prefer one of her babies?) but I think my favourite is the first one.

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  5. Love these artsy shots....the glass paperweight and grass tree are stunning.

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