The road to Lilydale

Time for sonofabeach96 Which Way

Driving home from my daughters place yesterday, I stopped on the hill just before the Clarence River at Lilydale looking towards my place, which isn’t in the photo as it’s around 15kms in the distance

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Walk

The Ragtag Daily Prompt: Walk

Why walk when you can be carried
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Walking in a parade
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Following your mother
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Walking among the cattle
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Oops….a bloke with a camera……gotta go
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Look. Get my best side please
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Going for a stroll down the beach
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Leaves

The word prompt from Bren: Leaves

I was looking about as I have taken a few photos of leaves lately, then changed my mind and decided to go with some of my favourite leaves – Begonia leaves. I have quite a number of Begonias in pots. I was first attracted to the leaves many many years ago and then when the Begonias flowered it was a pleasant surprise. No flowers here just a few of the leaves.

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Propagating Begonias is easy. I get a leaf, put some cuts into the veins especially near the stem but not cut through, place in seed raising mixture and keep watered. Begonias don’t mind being a bit dry. Too much water the leaf will rot.

The Old Bus

Cee’s Black & White Photo Challenge: Public Transportation

The old bus,
discarded,
left in the dunes.
Ravaged by salt
by time
and age.
One time
carried passengers,
to work,
to the pictures,
to the beach,
back home.
Lovers
stealing a kiss
in the back seat.
A woman with
groceries
A man reads
the paper
A child kicks
the seat in front
All taken
on a journey
on a bus
in the past.
A bus
who once
was important,
now a sad,
lonely life
surrounded by
vegetation.

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Balance: Sculptures by the Sea

The word prompt from Jenn at Traveling At Wits End: Balance

I try to go to a wonderful outdoor art exhibition held on the cliff edge and parks on Sydney’s southern beaches called Sculptures By The Sea. Here are some great sculptures I photographed over the years that have good balance

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And one that didn’t have good balance
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Little Things

Kate’s word prompt for Friday Foto Fun: Little Things

Wonderful little Australian native flowers found in the bush around my place
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A tiny Crab Spider in a Torch Ginger
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Little fungi that pop up after the rain
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A Stingless Native Bee collecting pollen from a Bangalow Palm flower
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An other Stingless Native Bee and a Lilli Pilli flowerstinglessw native bee_named_brunswick heads

A Scarlet Honeyeater, the smallest of all the Australian Honeyeaters
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A little world of moss and fungi
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The header photo: Line-blue butterfly