Language

The Ragtag Daily Prompt Wednesday: Language

Even in another language you can still find your way around
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You still want to go
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You can always find a drink
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If you are unsure, look in the window
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Finding something to eat is easy
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I can find myself anywhere
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Crop

The Manic Monday word Prompt: Crop  Come and join in with your crop photos

I wanted a photo of the pink ball but the stall holder was watching me quite closely. He didn’t want his New Age stuff spread over the internet I guess. So I took a surreptitious photo. Here is a result of cropping in stages.

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The Pelican who can

The inspirational quote from Debbies at Travel with Intent

Sob, heavy world
Sob as you spin,
Mantled in mist
Remote from the happy.
-W. H. Auden

Sob not elegant bird
Sob not as you fly,
Mantled in mist
Clothed in the joyous.
–  bushboy
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Smooth

Cee’s Fun Foto Challenge: Smooth

Lessons on how to be smooth.
Step 1: Find a lovely flower for your favourite lady. Make sure she can see you as you hop about the grasses
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Step 2: Find a great place to wait for your lovely lady. Your favourite post will do just fine.181126_blog challenge_blue_superb fairy wren

Step 3: When she comes over to your favourite post, give her your full attention and tell her how pretty she looks today
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Across the Valley

The word prompt from Frank at Dutch goes the Photo: Layer

A while ago whilst driving home I just had to stop and capture the scene across my valley. The layers in the landscape with a bit of mist in the valleys
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Another day up the highway from my place. On a rainy day the layers of cloud darken the landscape.
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Feature photo – many layers in a rock shelf

 

I even found a song called Layers

Up there. Look

Terris Sunday Stills: High #Flight

A Square-tailed kite soaring over my place.
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The beauty of Sacred Ibis in flightibis_flying_named_lismore_july 2018
A Crested Tern on the hunt for a snackcommon tern_flying_named_ballina_june 2018

A Wedged-tailed Eagle being harassed by a Magpie
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Flying ahead of a storm – A Wedged_tailed Eagle and clouds
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The Square-tailed Kite coming in for a closer look
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I thought that this song was most appropriate for my post. If you have time listen to the second live version

 

Some Rocks I Found

The Ragtag Daily Prompt Sunday: Rock

I have found rocks in my travels around where I live.  Let’s start with some from my place. I love to find these blue rocks when I walk about my property.
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The most wonderful rock I have found at my place is this hand axe. Goodness knows how old it is as the indigenous people have transversed through here for thousands of years. When I picked it up and held it, it just sat in my hand easily. I bet the bloke who lost it was rather annoyed.170519_traces of the past_stone axe

This is the rock that he used to make the hand axe
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OK off my place and onto the road. Down at the beach is a great place to find rocks. I also like to find faces in things. Can you see the dog?
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A rock on a fence post. No, I don’t know either.
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There are always rock pools at the beach.rock pool_beach_named_evans head_oct 2018
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Rocks also serve a purpose. A Long-necked Tortoise likes to sun himself on a rock that looks like a Tortoise
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This is one of the early songs I loved to play on guitar. Sounds of Silence was the first LP I bought with my own money.

I love this live version