Friday, April 16, 2010

Birds, bees 'n woolly things

A line up   :)
Our ducks often sit here on the back lawn in the afternoons, and have a little snooze. They wait for me, because they know it will be dinner time soon.

Now let me show you something in the garden,


A native 'teddy bear' bee, sipping nectar from a coleus flower,

........and a 'blue banded' native bee. These bees are a bit bigger and fatter than honey bees. It is difficult to take a good photo of them, as they are so busy!
And the last photo, is of some goodies brought back from our little easter holiday.

DH bought me this lovely soft throw blanket for an easter present. It is so snuggly and warm.
At a market in Stanthorpe, I bought a knitted tea cosy (does my teapot look a bit like a tomato now?  :)
and a cute little knitted bear. From a shop in Tenterfield, I bought the colourful necklace made with felt balls. It is made by Tibeten ladies from Australian merino wool.

Sandi x
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Jo in TAS said...

I've never heard of those different bees! I love bumble bees and listening to loud they hum.
Beautiful goodies you have too!

Lynne said...

I love the photo of the ducks all lined up waiting patiently.
Nice green teddy.
Looks as though you've had an enjoyable Easter.

Janice said...

My! You have well trained ducks.
I didn't know Australia had native BIG bees. I thought they were all tiny. I've seen the big bumble bees in the UK, and although they seem to move slowly, I was never quick enough to snap a photo.
I didn't think of your tea cosy as being like a tomato, but now that you mention it...

Queen Of The Armchair aka Dzintra Stitcheries said...

Wow Sandi I love those must be a real treat to see them lined up like that!!! That throw looks like it will come in very handy...the evenings are cooling down quickly♥x

Sandrine said...

Oh I never came across one of those teddy bear bee?Now will be watching out!Love your goodies :)

Jardim Secreto said...

Hello Sandi! I love your blog! These photos are beautiful! You live in a paradise! Congratulations for the work! A big hug! Rosemary! Brazil!

A Spoonful Of Sugar said...

Love the knitted cosy - it reminds me of one my Nan had many years ago! Your bee photos are gorgeous - although you got a lot closer that I would have.

Lyn said...

I love bees, I don't think I have ever seen these two though. What lovely gifts too, lucky you!

Suzie said...

The ducks are sweet all lined up! But I love the bees! Specially the "Blue banded" one, I've never seen one like that, awesome! The blanket really looks snuggly.

Guðrún said...

Oh yes a big tomato :)