Black & White Sunday – Maternal

The Fig Bird tending her nest among the Jacaranda blossoms

Checking on the nest before she settles down

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Keeping an eye on me

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Time to sit

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This is the colour version with the male Fig Bird on the nest

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See more great photos on Lost in Translations Black & White Sunday

Cee’s Fun Foto Challenge: All One Colour

I have gone for a plant theme for Cee’s Fun Foto Challenge: All One Colour look here for other fabulous all one colour photos.

Some photos are close, some are just some of my favourites.

My abstract banana leaf

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The red leaf of the Red Cordyline

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The old Fan Palm frond

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The fern frond all in a line

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I love Zinnias

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And Roses

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Red berries in the morning sun

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The wonderful yellow Day Lily

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One of my favourite Australian native plant, the Purple Fringe Lily

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Thursdays Special: Traces of the Past Y3-05

Traces of the Past
My little piece of history may be thousands of years old as the Aboriginal culture is the oldest culture in history. I discovered these artifacts on my property many years ago. On a walk with friends I first came upon the stone hand axe or cutting tool. The photos don’t really show the sharpness the edge. When I first picked the tool up, it fitted into my hand so wonderfully well.

The second discovery was made a while later. It is the stone that was used to chip off bits of stone to make the hand axe possibly. Again the smooth roundness of the back fitted into my hand perfectly.

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Have a look at the other wonderful photos from the past in the Lost in Translations blog

Cee’s Black and White Photo Challenge: Letters W or X

Thank you Cee for making me really have a good think about this challenge.  The letter W has many possibilities but the letter X!!!!

I though of the many window photos I have so it was hard to cut them down to just a few. These are from my travels in Italy.

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I love the old window shutters.

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Windows with window sills filled with flowers are lovely.

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Some window just have one container of flowers

Now for the letter X. How many of you used to get a torch and do an X-ray of your fingers when you were kids?

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See more great photos by others on letter challenges with Cees Black and White Photo Challenge