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Random Fridays: Flowers on a railing

Flowers on a railing

Pink and white flowers on a wooden railing

Yes, I know, Random Fridays has taken a break — but it’s back, baby!

Here is the first photo off the rank: clusters of pink and white flowers oh-so-casually (not!) left on a wooden railing. This was taken on the Hermitage Foreshore Walk, which runs along Sydney Harbour. When I spotted the flowers, I did wonder — who had picked them? how long had that person held them as s/he walked along? why did they decide to stop carrying them? why arrange them so carefully when abandoning them?


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Bench Series: Occupied (1)

A row of benches with flower canopies, Darwin.

A row of benches with flower canopies, Darwin.

October’s bench theme is Occupied — bench(es) with someone or something on them. I generally avoid having people in my photos, but this woman just would not go away! And with such a lovely spot to relax, who can blame her?

Check out the tag “Bench Series” to see what benches other bloggers have photographed.

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Random Fridays: Bee and flower

Bee caught in mid air while feeding from this flower.

Bee caught in mid air while feeding from this flower.

This flowering hedge was very popular with bees when I walked by. The flower is the New Zealand Christmas Bush (Metrosideros thomasii). Don’t be fooled by the name; I took the photo on the shores of Botany Bay, Australia.

The BBC has an interesting story about trackers being attached to honey bees in an attempt to learn more about the factors that are causing worrying declines in honey bee numbers globally. Click here to read the article.