It’s bath time so….Ready, Set, Action!

The theme from Nancy this week: Ready, Set, Action

When an eastern Whipbird decides it is bath time it is all ready, set, action!
It’s bath time so I better get in there
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I may look bedraggled, but I feel great
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Oh damn……..I forgot to wash my feet
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Well in I go again180921_blog challenge_whip bird_bird bath04

Gracious me……not quite clean enough.
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In I go. Ready, set……..
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Ahhh. It’s really nice in here. Want to join me?
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I might just soak for a while
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Trees in black and white

Cee’s Black and White Photo Challenge: Trees

I had a bit of a hard time deciding on trees for Cees photo challenge. I have just found a few that may be of interest.

This is one of the tallest Ironbark Trees in my street. I haven’t measured the tree but estimate it to be around 30meters tall. The front of my place has some big Ironbark trees like this one which was one of the attractions when I bought Durranbah.
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Along the road a towards the river is some forest gums. When they shed their bark, the timber underneath is a bright orange colour. They really stand out in the forest.180921_blog challenge_blackandwhite_trees_forest gums_orange

 

Here is a close up of one of the trees.180921_blog challenge_blackandwhite_trees_forest gums_orange_close

This is looking down towards the back of my place from the house
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In the gullies that run through my place are many Grass Trees. The one in front is about 100 years old. The one at the back is a youngster which was probably a small bunch on the ground when I bought Durranbah around 30 years ago.
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Durranbah is the name I gave this place. It means small jumping ants in Aboriginal language.

Remembering Geoff

Last year my neighbour, Geoff, had to go into care. He said I could have some of the plants in his garden. This Iris was one he made sure I had.  Geoff passed on last year not long after going into care. When the Iris flowers, I have thoughts of the times we spent together chatting on the verandah over a coffee.

Isn’t this one of the best Iris you have ever seen?
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Pink # 21

My twenty-first photo for Becky’s square photo challenge: In the Pink

The graduated pink of the Silk Tree flower so fine and delicate
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If you want to join in here are a few ideas from Becky.

The theme for squares this month is ‘In the Pink‘ and the one rule as always is that your main photograph must be square. After that the world is your oyster, or should I say flamingo?! To help you get started here are some ideas you might want to consider;

  1. In the Pink’ – means perfect condition or in good health, so that could be human or not!
  2. Tickled Pink‘ – means delighted, so I’m thinking happy, fun and of course delighted. That could be you or the subject of your photograph.
  3. Pink – you can of course simply share anything that is coloured pink
  4. There is an extra challenge for those of you up for it – can you manage to combine two of these, or maybe even all three?

Squares is a daily challenge, so your photographs can be from the archives or brand new. Don’t forget though to keep your photo square, and to pingback with #InthePink.