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Last on the Card- January 2023

Last Photo for January 2023

Thank you to everyone who contributes their good and not so good photos. This year I enter in the forth year of lots of fun I hope. Thanks to those of you being brave enough to show everyone your last photo for the month.
It doesn’t have to be on the very last day of the month if you didn’t take any photos. Maybe it was earlier in the month when the last photo was taken.

So let’s see what you have for January 2023

The rules are simple:
1. Post the last photo on your SD card or last photo on your phone for the 31st January or whenever your last photo was taken.
2. No editing – who cares if it is out of focus, not framed as you would like or the subject matter didn’t cooperate.
3. You don’t have to have any explanations, just the photo will do
4. Create a Pingback to this post or link in the comments
5. Tag “The Last Photo”

Here’s mine.

From my Samsung Galaxy S9

From my Canon PowerShot A1200

From my Canon PowerShot SX70HS

From my Canon EOS 1300D

Random shadows and reflections

Lens-Artists Photo Challenge #235: Shadows and Reflections in Monochrome

Some of these photos you may have seen before but they were in colour. A few favourite shadow photos plus some new ones

The Frangipanni tree
the fence post
a magical cast
wonders for free

Looking ahead
seeing behind
travelling at speed
being lead

Look but seeing
thinking
puzzling
about being

Now you see
come sit
almost lunchtime
you and me

A Wagtail there
crumbs perhaps
or splash
look elsewhere

See within
reflect without
inside counts
easy win

Looking deep
no escape
spirals of reality
just sleep

Contentment lies
balance again
light and dark
truth and lies

Moored again
await adventure
reflecting
loss and pain

Put things back
together
repair
no black

Little steps
some are up
some are down
finding depths

Finding peace
and harmony
relax
thoughts cease

There’s magic
look
wonder of nature
just magic

I am sorry that this took so long for you to get through. It started and for once I let myself get carried away.
Originally there photo of the reeds was the last one then words needed photos and photos needed words. Thanks for getting this far 🤗

5 Minutes Ago – 6 January

Hammad’s Weekend Sky #87

This is a mixed bag again. I actually found some Weekend Sky photos from the 22nd January which I didn’t include in my last weekend sky post. These are the first two. The clouds cleared after a while to a hot day and storm in the afternoon.

Looking to the north, the blue skies were coming

Now to this mornings sky from the small deck. I was up late enough for the sun to be peeking above the horizon and trees. A bit of blue sky and wispy clouds

To the north, the clouds were drifting so I expect another hot sunny day is in the offering.

I went into the garden to see if there was anything else happening. This is the sky about three minutes later. I don’t know if it’s going to be a rainy day or a hot sunny one. All I know is that it is warm and humid already.

Here then gone

Ragtag Daily Prompt Saturday: Vanish

A while ago I was chatting to a good friend blogger and I said I had lots of photos of birds and also photos of the branch they sitting on.

Well I can’t locate any of those at the moment so this will have to do as I did say I had a Dragonfly set.

Maybe this is an appropriate song for the prompt too. What do you think? Do you remember it from 1964?

Swipe left to right first all the way to the right hand edge. Then come back to left hand edge

New flowers

Cee’s FOTD
Bren’s Floral Friday

Yesterday I noticed that some plants that I have in the garden for quite a while have finally flowered. They are from my bestie’s garden and from her uncles place.

Pavonia hastata. A small Hibiscus like flower

I know this one as Chinamans Hat. A species of Nightshade. Sometimes Blue Potato Bush as well

Old lights

Cee’s Black & White Photo Challenge: Lighting of Any Kind

Candles in a jar

Kerosene lantern in the Pioneer Village Inverell, an old Australian village recreation.

A wonderful light in the Pioneer Village Inverell. Looks like it has been converted to electric

Back in Dijon

Dan’s Thursday Doors

Meanwhile back in Europe, THE place for fabulous doors, we find ourselves once more in Dijon.

Ginormous doors. Look at the size of the hinges.

A door that is also a gate. I suspect it was the front of a house once.

Another door gate in it’s fabulous red

An ancient door tucked into an alcove

Sleeping on the train

Leanne’s Monochrome Madness
Bren’s Mid-Week Monochrome #121

The sleeping car of the Southern Aurora, a train that went between Sydney and Melbourne from 1962 to 1986. The rear carriage had a neon sign, Southern Aurora in blue, at the back.

Going to have to wait until October this year before it comes up this way again.