Bees & Bugs

Drone Fky

These photos taken with the Nikon D3000 this morning. I am still chasing the teddy bear bees around for that perfect shot. Got one good one this morning. I was side-tracked by a flash of red in the sun and found this drone fly who, unlike the frisky teddy bee and the blue-banded bees, consented to pose.  I seem to have a bit of shake this morning. I still haven’t got a tripod. I guess the best thing to do is to set up a tripod, focus on a particular flower, and wait. I’m feeling a little sun baked after spending a good while out there.

Yesterday, I vacuumed pretty much our whole house and cleaned little corners where I haven’t been for an age – like the top of my dressing table and behind the wood burner.  I did lots of laundry. I had hoped to get to work on my proofing in the afternoon but then constant sirens alerted us that a bush fire had started  barely 10kms away. Thankfully, the wind was against it speeding our way and the fire brigades quickly built a perimeter around it to keep it contained.  Even so, my head space was ruined.

I’m hoping to get the proofing finished over the next two days. March is ticking away and I will have this book behind me by months end!


We are grandparents again with the arrival yesterday of our latest grand-daughter by C-section. From the photos on Facebook, she is gorgeous, as is her mother. Makes a difference when neither is knocked around by the usual trauma of childbirth. Mum and dad were a bit shocked at the suddenness of bub’s arrival since the op was unexpected.  This fine family has now reached their magic number of eight children.

Thanks for reading! I had only intended posting the photos and a few words.

All the best for the coming week. Have a good one. 🙂


4 thoughts on “Drone Fky

  1. sue ouzounis says:

    Congratulations. 8 kids, hope they aren’t heading for the 20 mark – buy them a t.v. their’s mustn’t be working. Although with what’s on the t.v. at present it’s not really worth watching. Good luck to them both, it’s hard bringing up kids these days.
    He’s the nicest looking fly of the lot.

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