Square Rooves #30

It’s the last day for #RoofSquares in June. I have shown rooves from Europe, Asia and Australia.

For the last post I thought I would show you my rooves. Living in the bush a man needs his sheds. From the first house I built to the many sheds with their own purpose. OK I enjoyed building sheds. There have been previous posts with a bit of a story of the building. Have a look at the past posts   The old house     My daughters playhouse

Here is the rooves of my place
The remains of the first home I built. This part is the bathroom and laundry and is now where I park the farm ute, Old Smokey.
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The girls playhouse totally built from recycled materials
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The old chook house which has seen better days
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The early workshop, feed shed and general storage
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The same shed from a different angle. This part was the potting shed, garden tools and plant house.
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The big shed. Has junk worthwhile stuff, things that will come in handy one day. Built from poles in the ground cut, barked from the property across the road. They were going to burn the timber that was pushed down with a dozer and piled up. I asked if I could take some poles and built the chook house, this shed and a couple of water tank stands. The bit behind the water tank is where the Grey Fergie lives
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Another view of the shed and carport. Upstairs is furniture that will be restored one day
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The big tin shed that is becoming my new workshop
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I almost forgot to include my home. Luckily I had this one from the Square Sky series
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Thanks to Becky for hosting this photo challenge. I had fun and hope you enjoyed my Square Rooves for June.

Check out the rooves at Beckys

More Birds for Cee’s Black and White Photo Challenge

I have lots of birds for Cee’s Black and White Photo Challenge of Birds

Here are my Black and White Birds

Magpie Geese resting up after a long migratory flight
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Wonderful Willie Wagtail as he hops about the grass looking for a snack
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A White-winged Chough surveys where to walk to next
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A raucous Magpie Lark, or better known as Pee Wees, shouts at a tree
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Meet Chip, the Magpie who used to knock on the door to get a small snack, at my besties
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This Pied Butcher Bird would always come when I was in the bush cutting firewood hoping that I would disturb a grub or two.
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A Pied Cormorant catching a bit of afternoon sun
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A Pied Currawong looking for a free feed at the picnic table
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Birds in Black and White

Cee’s Black and White Photo Challenge : Birds

One day I was looking at some of my bird photos. One in particular was of a heron standing in a tree in my backyard with the sun behind. The silhouette wasn’t that clear, so I set about changing the white areas to very white and the bird and tree to black.
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Of course this started a series of converting colour photos to grey-scale so I could hand colour what I wanted. You can see at the very top of the Rainbow Bee Eater below where I missed a small amount of the white.

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When I print these and frame them I didn’t need a frame around the photo. On a blog post the white does disappear and the edges are gone. The Yellow-tailed Black Cockatoo just flies around the page.
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This one, a New Holland Honeyeater on a Banksia, was the most difficult  but worth the effort don’t you think? silhouette-blog_wattlebird
The Golden Whistler singing among the many branches was also a bit fiddly. I left a little bit of his yellow on his throat but didn’t make it white as something different to the others silhouette_blog_whistler

Writing the post wasn’t easy either as I added all the photos in one go and had to find the spaces to write. I thought about doing borders for this post. Do you think I should have put borders on the photos?

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From below

The word prompt from Nancy: From Below

I am often scouting the trees for birds so sometimes I get unusual aspects of birds.

This could be called heads and tails of Little Wattlebirds
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The Brown Pigeon was up high in the tree
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Not all have been in the trees though
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Waves

The word prompt from Maria at citySonnet: Waves

Is it a hello
or the power of the sea
that Waves.
With one
you wave back
The other
watch in awe
Churning
foamy spectacle

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Washing up
the life from
beneath
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Bringing the past
back
for all to see
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Waves
Crashing
Smashing
eroding rocks
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Swirling around
the headland
or
racing to the beach
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Tumbling
in the early morning
washing
the sand
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Waves
the power of
the sea