Wordless Wednesday: Save our Bees

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Wordless Wednesday

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Sunday Stills: Going Buggy

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This week Ed has asked us for our buggy photos.  I have a few.

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https://sundaystills.wordpress.com/2015/08/16/sunday-stills-the-next-challenge-going-buggy/

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Travel Theme: Miniature Roses

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Good afternoon from a warm and sunny Hastings day.

Please excuse my tardiness.  I have just changed Internet Providers and they spent the morning tweaking our internet.  I suppose they thought that no-one would be awake before midday in this household, and therefore are not online.  Well they got that wrong.  So I have just done some editing and then sat in the sun to paint.  Now it is a case of watching paint dry.  But the internet is now back on and a tad faster – methinks.  My son is just over the interruption and now couldn’t care less about the speeds – which he normally does.

Anyway onto Ailsa’s challenge over at Where’s my backpack?, which this week is tiny things.

So here are some miniature roses taken on Friday at the Frimley Rose Gardens.

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These are not true macros.  But the roses were about the size of an old New Zealand 50 cent piece – about 3 cm or just over an inch and a bit in diameter.

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I just used the macro setting on my camera, just to enable me to focus right up close and then braved the thorns to get right up close to them.

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But for this bee, I stood well back and zoomed on it.  The bees were just a little too active for my liking last Friday.

Travel theme: Tiny

https://woollymuses.wordpress.com/2015/06/28/travel-theme-tiny/

https://geophiliac.wordpress.com/2015/06/27/tiny/

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WPC: Muses in Nature

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Good morning from a warmer, sunnier Hastings day.

This week  from The Daily Post has asked us what inspires us.  What do we take a lot of photos of.

My muse is nature.  Yesterday I took a group of lovely ladies to Frimley Park to enjoy the sunshine and to find the last of the summer roses.  We had a fabulous time wandering around and taking photos.  I find it so hard to tear myself away from it all.  There is always that last photo you just can’t not take.  Sounds weird but I am sure everyone knows what I mean. First up I found this European Goldfinch hiding among the roses.

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There were still a lot of late roses.

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Mostly yellow and pink roses.

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But even before we left the Heretaunga Women’s Centre I couldn’t resist taking some photos of the poppies in the frost.

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And then after we had finished I had to take some more photos of the poppies in the sun.

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And there were a lot of bees so I had to take photos of them too.

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The other ladies haven’t done much in the way of taking photos – I took over 700 in all – I shocked them I think.

https://dailypost.wordpress.com/dp_photo_challenge/muse/

https://piecesofstarlight.wordpress.com/2015/06/26/wpc-albany-water-beach-is-my-muse/

https://zainabjavid.wordpress.com/2015/06/26/weekly-photo-challenge-muse/

WordPress Weekly Photo Challenge: Muse

Study in Fuschia at Green Spring Gardens

#FridayFoto: A Muse From Behind

https://bopaula.wordpress.com/2015/06/26/a-fuoco/

https://nadiamerrillphotography.wordpress.com/2015/06/26/weekly-photo-challenge-muse/

The Daily Post Weekly Photo Challenge: Muse

https://sustainabilitea.wordpress.com/2015/06/26/weekly-photo-challenge-muse-going-home/

Light as Inspiration

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Cee’s Fun Fotos: Three’s Company

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Good morning from another cold and frosty Hastings day.  Hopefully things will warm up.  The whole country is cold – with snow around as well.  So it is nice to see some summery photos from the northern hemisphere bloggers.

So for Cee’s challenge over at Cee’s Photography is for showcasing the number three – so I delved into my archive to find some of my florals – what else.

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Three poppies

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Three pansies.

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Sorry Cee, I know you are not keen on bees,  but I found these three bees on this poppy.

Cee’s Fun Foto Challenge: Three Items for the Number Three

Three Crowns in Stockholm

Cee’s Fun Foto Challenge: Three items or number 3

https://woollymuses.wordpress.com/2015/06/24/cees-fun-foto-challenge-three4three/

THREE BY THREE

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Sally D’s Mobile Photography Challenge: Bees

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Good morning from a slightly warmer – i.e. not so frosty Hastings day.

This week for Sally’s challenge I have gone back to the Art Deco from last year.  My battery died on my camera so I ended up using my cell phone.   My iPhone 5S was new at the time and so I wanted to see how the zoom worked on it.  Just because I didn’t want an unwelcome sting.  I was pleased with the results.

This is part of Sally’s Mobile Device challenge which this week is macros.

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https://lensandpensbysally.wordpress.com/2015/06/08/sally-ds-mobile-photography-challenge-macro-and-creativity/

https://piecesofstarlight.wordpress.com/2015/06/08/stories-old-and-new-told-with-a-mobile-devise/

https://sustainabilitea.wordpress.com/2015/06/08/sally-ds-mobile-photography-challenge-macro-dusted-with-spices/

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