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Last on the Card – November 2022

Last Photo for November 2022

Thank you to everyone who contributes their good and not so good photos. Like a lot of people I forget and am surprised at what was the last photo on the four devices I use to take photos.

    So let’s see what you have for November 2022

    The rules are simple:
    1. Post the last photo on your SD card or last photo on your phone for the 30th November.
    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

    This is November 2022

    Welcome to the wrap up of my November. It was a rather weird month for me, full of ups and downs. I didn’t take that many photos. Of course this is also part of The Changing Seasons. The details are at the end of this post.

    The month was one of change. The first two weeks were almost constant rain, then the rain stopped and the sun came out. Almost overnight the ground dried and the grass started to turn brown, trees started dropping leaves and plants in the garden didn’t take long to droop.

    So let’s get going into my November Tale and please enjoy a song while you have a look at my November

    I’ll start with the best of #WalkingSquares as most of my photos were for Becky. These photos are the ones that you commented on.

    The following photos are others that I set aside for my November wrap. I hope you enjoy these as well

    I was pleased to see one of the Red-necked Wallabies in the garden with an over sized pouch. The little one didn’t poke its head out though.

    I love how these berries change colour from almost white when they first appear to purple to a dark blue. Lots of birds like them. Not sure of the name of the bush they belong to

    There were lots of what I think are Pink Fingers flowers in the garden. They enjoyed the wet first part of November

    Native Frangipanni flowers added a lovely scent to the air especially in the morning and afternoon. The flowers start white and as they age, they turn yellow.

    The Giant Salvia flowered quite well. Undoubtedly due to the rain. The plants grew to over three metres!!!

    I went to the Granite Lookout as I heard the Waratahs were flowering. I wasn’t disappointed. There was splashed of red everywhere at the lookout.

    Along the track, the White Tall Everlasting Paper Daisies were flowering everywhere

    Meanwhile in Grafton, the Jacaranda Festival was in full swing. I love the contrast of the purple flowers against the grey leaden sky. The day I went in to see the festivities it poured with rain as I arrived and after escaping to a cafe for a coffee, the rain had gone

    The flowers after a rainstorm are strewn over everything. Even the vintage cars on display didn’t escape

    Can you see the VW Beetle reflected on the VW Kombi?

    As I was looking at the cars, a Magpie suddenly appeared and was chasing a beetle (not the car type) and managed to get a snack right in front of me

    After the rain had gone the weather warmed up for the last two weeks of November bringing the flies out. This must be the shiniest fly I have ever seen.

    A monthly wrap up wouldn’t be the same without an Eastern Yellow Robin making an appearance. I love how they sit on the trunk of a tree. One of my favourite birds in my garden.

    In late October I could hear the Wonga Pigeons call in the bush. One day one strolled through the garden.

    When the weather warmed up, the Dragonflies seemed to be everywhere.

    Well the sun is going down after a stormy day so I better get going.

    As usual I must ask if you had a favourite photo.

    About The Changing Seasons

    The Changing Seasons is a monthly project where bloggers around the world share their thoughts and feelings about the month just gone. We all approach this slightly differently, though generally with an emphasis on the photos we’ve taken during the month.

    For many of us, looking back over these photos provides the structure and narrative of our post, so each month is different. Some focus on documenting the changes in a particular project — such as a garden, an art or craft project, or a photographic diary of a familiar landscape.

    But in the end, it is your changing season, and you should approach it however works for you.

    There are no fixed rules around post length or photo number — just a request that you respect your readers’ time and engagement.

    Tags and ping-backs

    Tag your photos with #MonthlyPhotoChallenge and #TheChangingSeasons so that others can find them

    Create a ping-back to Ju-Lyn at Touring My Backyard or to this post, so that Ju-Lyn can update it with links to all of yours.

    Walking Squares #24 – In the garden

    Becky’s #WalkingSquares

    This months squares has been fun. Unfortunately I have been unable to post as much as I usually do and feel I have let Becky down.

    I have had a busy day, actually a busy week so far, so I haven’t taken many photos. This afternoon I was getting the washing in and spotted a Swamp Bluet Damselfly in the garden. Luckily it stayed around while I went for my camera

    I hope that everyone’s fabulous walking photos have helped you Becky as you take this part of your life head on. I wish there was more I could do to help ease this unfathomable pain you are feeling. I am always here for you ❤❤

    A few finds down the road

    Ragtag Daily Prompt Tuesday: Lichen

    On a bit of a stroll a while ago, I came across a few interesting lichens. This ball like lichen caught my eye

    This one is quite common around here

    Couldn’t help but to include a tiny fungi among the burnt sticks and leaves

    Walking Squares #22 – Landcare, a resort and the beach

    Becky’s #WalkingSquares

    The last few days I have been totally immersed in my Regional Landcare Network Gathering. There were people from all over the north coast from Port Macquarie in the south to Tweed Heads in the north and out to the tablelands in the west.

    It was held at Aanuka Resort in Coffs Harbour which is central to the region. The resort has great rooms for conferences, capacity to have around fifty people and a restaurant. There were presentations by the local Landcare Co-ordinators plus other invited guests plus a lot of brainstorming sessions to set our goals for the next four years which is our funding cycle.

    This is a short post as I didn’t have time to wander about with my camera, so lets walk on by

    One of the typical walks to and from the rooms, the gathering and restaurant

    The view from the restaurant