Shopping

The word prompt from Debbie at Travel with Intent: Shopping

As you may have guessed, I am unwell again with a stupid cold and not in the mood to do all those jobs I have to do outside. It has been a bushboy post avalanche.

Onto shopping. I am taking you shopping in Seoul, South Korea.

Down the narrow staircase we go
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Now we are in the street where the colour and shops abound.
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Some of the shops are multi story shops, while some are just on the pavement.
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If you find a spot, plonk down and get your goods out for all to see.
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Or head into the shops where there is something to tantalise.
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After a while you might need a bite to eat.
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And then back into the fray to find a bargain.
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Shades of Gray

The word prompt from Jenn at Traveling at Wits End: Shades of Gray

The other day, the storm clouds were brewing. I love the shades of gray produced.
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The farm next door to my besties has had a wonderful calving season. This little gray fellow is cute as.
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Country Roads

The word prompt from Bren: Photo for the Week – 6 – Country Roads

As I live in the country, I often travel country roads. Here’s a selection of roads near my place that always go to somewhere.

Along the roads near my place, sometimes there aren’t any fences so signs are helpful.
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Up the road a way, at times the valley is lush and the road just winds along through the countryside
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Some long roads that are dead ends, the postie prefers all the mail boxes in one place.
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The road just seems to go on forever
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And sometimes the road can end abruptly when there’s a flood
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It’s not only vehicles that use the road. I disturbed a Wedge-tailed Eagle having a snack on the side of the road.
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But best of all, the road that leads to home
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Sculptures

Cee’s Black and White Photo Challenge: Sculptures, Statues or Carvings

A while ago, I went to an annual event in Sydney called Sculptures By The Sea. I have so many photos from then as well as previous times, it was hard to get down to a few. The ones I picked have a bit of a sea view.
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Animals in Nature

The weekly word prompt: Animals in Nature

I thought I would show a bit about the Animals in Nature that are around my place. I have snakes that I occasionally see. Most are quick to disappear as I come along.
The Green Tree Snake is a small harmless snake with beautiful colours.
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I caught this Carpet Snake or Python in my chook house and had to take him for a walk up the road. Another harmless snake who will give you a good squeeze though.
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A Long-necked Tortoise sunning on a rock that looks like a tortoise.
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Goannas are quick to run up the nearest thing they find so never pretend to be a tree. Another animal that likes to eat my chooks eggs. When I can I catch them and take them for a drive as once they know where easy eating is, they will keep coming back.
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Perhaps I should finish on a bit of warm and cuddly. Rarely are Koalas on my place or actually more the fact that I don’t see them. My place is on the travelling corridor they use to move about so they pass through.
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Water

The word prompt from Sunday Stills: Water

Terri asked if we would go with a sub-theme of Stand-up Paddling. Well that isn’t a big thing around my part of the world. Living in the bush (or forest for my overseas friends), there’s not much call for paddle boards around these parts.

The thing that happened on the weekend was rain, beautiful, beautiful rain to quench the parched land and put out the bushfires that threatened so many homes including the homes of animals who inhabit the bush.

So my post has a little bit of the rain that has gladdened my heart.

Yes a little bit of rain. Water drops on a Xanthorrhoea or Grass Tree.
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A little bit of water is what all plants need as do we humans.
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As I mentioned Xanthorroea, I guess I should give a bit of information about them. This is a couple that are growing in a gully on my place.180828_blog challenge_water_grass trees_home_august 2018

These Grass Trees are about 3 to 4 meters tall which makes these ones quite old as their growth rate is about twenty-five millimeters or one inch a year. The one on the background has a flower spike or a spear which is around two meters tall.

Hush

The word prompt from Laura: Hush

“Hush now and sit still.” “You have to look your best.”
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“But Mum, I washed there this morning.”
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“Hush my baby.” “There’s a bloke with a camera going to take your photo.”
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“Ow Mum, I don’t need washing under there all the time.”
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“Look, we just look lovely now don’t we?”
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The Aussie version
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The Scene at the Bird Bath

The word prompt from Frank: Scene

Most days at the bird bath many birds come and go, sharing the wonderful resource of water. I have lots of dishes and bird baths around my place as the weather is warm (for a Winter) and it is very dry. There hasn’t been any rain for quite a while and bushfires are all around but none are threatening my place, yet.

Today, at one bird bath, I heard the sounds of King Parrots approaching, but I wasn’t expecting such a scene.

It started quietly enough, just having a bit of a drink.
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Another dropped in for a drink too.
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It was still going well. You drink, I drink, all is good.
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And then the scene started. “I don’t like you and what you do when you get here!!!”
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“What do you mean scarlet face???”
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“Oh there you go.” “Getting in the drinking water again!!!”
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“So what, I can do what I want!!!” “What are you going to do about it?”
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“Just take off buddy, you’re not wanted around this bird bath.”
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And with that, the scene was peaceful again.
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Music, Guitars and so Many Things

Cee’s Fun Foto Challenge: Music, Guitar, Instrument, Men and Coffee

So much to pick from Cee

Some of my Guitars
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A poster my best friend drew for me
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Me and Steven playing somewhere a million years ago
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Mick showing us a new tune
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My best D chord
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The song I am listening to while writing

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