Welcome to a mixed bag of stuff. I have been trying to do things in between rain showers as well as days of rain. As the weather, albeit wet, has given a month of flowers and I have already posted quite a few during the month so there’s not an overload in here.
Not much news to tell so let’s get going shall we?
A January song to scroll to if you wish, a bit of Aussie music.
Where to start….how about we hop straight in with a few frogs. This little beauty, a Broad-palmed Rocket Frog, came into the house one night and was keen to explore. They move quite quickly hence being a rocket frog.
I was about to go to town when I noticed a strange lump on the top of my car. I found a Perons Tree Frog looking back at me. Goodness knows what he was doing there. Relocated to somewhere safer.
The rain during the month has had the waterfalls in the Gibraltar Ranges flowing. This is the Boundary Falls
A lot of the mornings were quite foggy. I love the trees rising out of the fog.
A while ago Graham from Hawaii posted a photo of a Japanese lantern flower, I thought the ones I had were different nut they seemed to be the same. I wonder who had a munch on this one?
There’s quite a bunch of stamens
The cap and the veins are so red which counterpoints the yellow.
This is one of the first flowers on a Hibiscus in my besties garden. It is so lovely again with reds and yellows
I love this orange and pink blush on this Hibiscus in my garden
This Summer the Marigolds have looked a treat
The Purple Gerbera really stand out in the garden
I this is a Livingstone Daisy, a brilliant splash of pink
Not only are flowers pretty in the garden but new leaves on a rose bush stand out as well.
The colour on the shed wall at my besties goes well with the flowers
The hanging pot of Geraniums has flowered well this month
A type of native Frangipanni in it’s stunning white colour
On a walk along a track at Evans Head we found some Wattles flowering possibly Acacia longifolia
There were also some seed pods on the trees as well
A Dragonfly decided to pay a visit to my verandah
The Lemon Migrant Butterflies arrived on their annual migration
I can’t help stalking Blue-banded Bees around the garden. Salvia flowers are a favourite
They like to dive straight in to one of my favorite coloured Salvias.
I had to go down river so I decided to keep driving to Brooms Head hoping to see the Coastal Emus that live down that way. I didn’t see any unfortunately. It wasn’t good weather at the beach and the Crested Terns faced into the wind so their feathers didn’t get too ruffled.
This Australian Pelican was standing on a rock for ages. I wondered what it was doing, then some fishers came over to the fish table to scale and gut their catch. Very soon the Pelican wandered closer.
The Sooty Oystercatches were hanging around looking for a snack to appear.
I haven’t made a silhouette for a while. This is a Male Figbird. The Figbirds have a nest in a Macaranga tree in my besties garden
Here is the female Figbird keeping watch on the power-line
I saw the Restless Flycatcher baby on the wire and soon a parent came to feed a tidbit
More birds on a wire. A Nankeen Kestrel waiting for something to move in the paddock down the road
A Peaceful Dove checking out the swimming pool
Sitting at my desk I had a feeling someone was watching me. A Rainbow Lorikeet was sitting in the tree
A Scarlet Honeyeater all puffed up after a dip in the bird bath
A delightful pairing. A Brown Honeyeater and purple Hibiscus. The Honeyeaters dip their beaks into the back of the flower to get the nectar
A couple of Australian Magpies enjoying the sunset on the roof
The sunset kissed clouds billowing in the west heralding the evening storm
I have never seen a rainbow with the colours so prominent. The storm clouds were getting closer.
Our Moon was just rising in the afternoon. I love the blue sky and the moon
Well the sun is setting over the four tree hill, one of my favourite vistas to witness sunset, so I better get going.
I hope you enjoyed my Changing Season. Join Ju-Lyn and I next month and don’t forget to link your Changing Season post to Ju-Lyns or my post
About The Changing Seasons
The Changing Seasons is a monthly project where bloggers around the world share their thoughts and feelings about the month just gone. We all approach this slightly differently — though generally with an emphasis on the photos we’ve taken during the month.
For many of us, looking back over these photos provides the structure and narrative of our post, so each month is different. Some focus on documenting the changes in a particular project — such as a garden, an art or craft project, or a photographic diary of a familiar landscape.
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