Day nine of Becky’s Square Top Photo Challenge
Day nine of Becky’s Square Top Photo Challenge
In January, I wrote about a little Red-necked Wallaby, One day I’ll jump for joy
This is a story in pictures of the little Joeys growth since we first saw him. I am guessing a him but I don’t really have any idea if the Joey is female or male.
Still not much hair but hanging out of the pouch a bit more
The pink skin is slowly being covered. Same hang about attitude though.
Getting bigger and bolder
More fur and still likes to hang about
Almost completely covered in fur and is curious about the ground and food.
and just like that, out of the pouch
Still likes to hang close to Mum. Sometimes has a bit of a play. Jumping up at Mum’s head or grabbing on to her neck.
Learning how to scratch that itch with those huge feet.
and with that it’s time to follow Mum into the bush
This morning I thought I would get a video of Joey in the garden. This is taken through the kitchen window. My video skills need improving and I tried to use an editing suite but failed. The Wallaby in the foreground isn’t Joeys Mum. Joeys Mum is behind the Grevillea. Enjoy a very fast wallaby zooming around the garden
Lens-Artists Photo Challenge #91: Simplicity
Welcome to my March, a bit late I know but I had so many photos to get through it was quite daunting. I did manage to get the photos down a bit but as usual, there’s a bit of scrolling….ok a lot of scrolling but hey! What else do you have to do whilst in #Isolation or as sadly some of my lovely bloggers are, in #Lockdown. I just had to get this done so this post isn’t as cohesive as normal, I hope you won’t be disappointed.
OK my wonderful supportive friends and hopefully a few who haven’t dropped by and had a glimpse into bushboys world. Not as much to blah blah about so settle back with your usual cup of tea or coffee or if reading in the evening, perhaps it’s aperitivo time.
Maybe you would like a bit of music while you have a wander with me
As usual, let’s start in the morning where the welcome rain in the first part of March has led to some wonderful misty mornings.
I did venture to the Gibraltar Ranges to see the results of the huge fires that raged through there late last year. A big surprise was the emergence of the Tree Ferns.
A bit of an adventure to Rocky Creek Dam I found these wonderful woof fungi.
Back at my place, the rain and warm weather produced a few fungi. This little one was happy to pop up and say hello.
At my besties place at the garbage bins I found a frog.
and in her garden the young Green Tree Frogs seemed to appear in the garden.
I am going to do a wrap up of the Red-necked Wallaby and her Joey. Here they were one morning, the little fellow just hanging casual.
Some March mornings were a bit cool. The Noisy Friarbird thought it was cool and fluffed up his “scarf”
I have a bit of bird food left so every now and then I put a some out. “It’s breakfast!!” the King Parrots say as they swoop towards me.
A thoughtful Kookaburra.
The noise that Sulpher-crested Cockatoos make when they fly in unmistakable.
Meanwhile, a White-face Heron was on the lookout for a snack.
The Willie Wagtails have taken over the garden and are quite vocal when I go outside.
“Whose flower is this” the caterpillar asked the bee
It was lovely to see a Blue Tiger Butterfly when on a walk.
A Common Crow Butterfly was just hanging around the verandah for a while one morning.
The proliferation of butterflies is amazing. I was amazed to see a Lrge Grass Yellow at my place. Not a regular visitor.,
Lesser Wanderers are everywhere.
I have been waiting for the Caper White Butterflies to arrive. This is a dark form female on a Pentas flower.
A Male wasn’t far behind.
Caterpillars are always the result of lots of butterflies. This poor rose was a causality in my besties garden.
The Lemon Migrants were the main butterfly last month so it only goes to show that their caterpillars were next to show.
The Common Crow caterpillar is very “Hey back off” looking
So is the hairy caterpillar who wanted to come on our picnic.
You can’t see me…..I am a stick.
The dragonfly was ready to take off.
OK This is a prehistoric insect. A beetle I think.
A common Line Blue Butterfly is so tiny as it sits on a Farmers Friend flower, some may know this weed as Cobblers Peg
It is unusual to find a Line Blue Butterfly with the wings open for a long time. This is the inner wings of the butterfly above.
Meadow Argus have arrived as well.
Back to prehistoric, this time a moth
It was lovely to see a Scarlet Jezebel cruising around the garden. Pentas are wonderful flowers for attracting butterflies and bees.
As opposed to the Large Grass yellow, the Small Grass Yellow again on a Farmers Friend flower. They are the most common butterfly at my place at present.
A Blue-bamded Bee was very bust buzzing around the blue Salvia flowers. He has quite a haul of pollen in his pollen baskets on his rear legs.
OK for those who dislike spider, even Daddy Long Legs, there are a couple of spiders coming up. Get you scroll fingers limbered up but do have a peek through your fingers covering your eyes.
A Daddy Long Legs is having a snack in my kitchen, best natural pest controls.
While outside, a Golden Orb Weaver seemed to just hang in the sky.
The Hibiscus had their best flowering for years. Another Caterpillar though so too.
The Native flowers around my garden and property are amazing. I think this is a Guinea flower with bonus water drops.
A Native Hibiscus waits to unfurl and greet the day.
A lovely Native flower with the unfortunate name of Mitre Weed.
Native Wisteria was sending purple flowers skyward
This is a mouthful. A Leafy Purple Flag Wild Iris flower.
You have seen lots of the red Pentas, here is a lovely pink variety flowering in my garden.
The Leopard Lillies had a good flowering this year too.
A Sarsaparilla flowering was lovely to see again with bonus water drops.
A Native flower with a Bee Fly.
This rose is called Chocolate. Such a wonderful colour.
The sunset is quite pastel so time to get ready to go.
Our wonderful Moon
I hope you enjoyed this quite long wander about bushboys world.
Also linked with Su’s Changing Seasons March 2020
Contribution #2 for Becky’s Top photo challenge
Oh yes, I stole Becky’s title for mine as well
Go on, have a dance with me
The Weekly Prompts Wednesday Challenge: Daily Diary
The past week, day by day
Day 1: the Red-necked Wallaby and her Joey in the pouch can for a bit of supplementary food in the morning
Day 2: I went to visit my daughter. Always have to open this gate on the road between two properties at Lilydale
Day 3: My bestie and I went for a drive in the countryside. Found this letter box
Day 4: We went for a walk to see how much of my place has recovered from the devastating fire in December. Growing among some burnt wood a tiny Sunflower showed it’s sunny face. It was probably dropped by a bird from the seed I was putting out for the birds when the place was a charred mess and not much food for the animals and birds.
Day 5: The Caper White Butterflies have turned up on the usual migration. I am glad they like to stop over at my place to refuel before heading off again.
Day 6: I had to go to town to get my car repaired. Keeping my social distance I walked around town taking a few photos. This looks like someone had a helper in the demolition of the front fence.
Day 7: A female Satin Bower Bird came to have a look around the verandah. The photo was taken from my chair in my office through the glass door. It has to be a stealthy, quick shot as they sense the slightest movement and fly off lickerty split.
That was seven days from the daily diary.
Ragtag Daily Prompt Wednesday: Sangfroid
noun – composure or coolness shown in danger or under trying circumstances. Derived from the French “sang-froid” literally meaning “cold blood”.
I stayed cool
WARNING: MAY CONTAIN AN IMAGE THAT COULD FRIGHTEN SOME PEOPLE
A music interlude for those who may wish to wait before venturing on
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Terri’s Sunday Stills: Up #Close and personal to #Green
A bit of variety of green, some old, some new images of getting up close and personal.
A green leaf accompanied by a Blue-triangle Butterfly
A Fan Palm leaf prior to opening
Wonderfully soft moss
A bit of a King Parrot
A Green-banded Line Blue Butterfly just sunning on the grass
Pine cones getting ready to grow
Water drops are always fascinating
Everyone loves a smiling Green Tree Frog
The Ragtag Daily Prompt Thursday: Green
Water drops and leaves
A Green-banded Line Blue Butterfly and a leaf
A Begonia leaf
A green insect and a leaf
Reflections in water – no leaf
Moss on a tree – leaves in the background
WARNING: An image that may scare shock or give some people nightmares
Look…..don’t go any further
Oh go on, you are braver that you think
Musical Interlude – not about leaves
A Green Tree Snake and a leaf
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