This is November: Some of this and that

Again I have taken too many photos of the things I enjoy and of new discoveries so I will do This is November in a couple of posts. One post will be birds, another flowers and also insects that I have encountered during the month. You will thank me for saving or over exercising your scrolling finger. The posts won’t come out in a flood like October as I have other stuff to do.

This is a taste of whats to come as these photos are just odds and ends of this and that.

It was just a feather on the ground
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The new growth of a Davidson Plum, an Australian Native tree, is rather stunning in its hairy pinkness
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This is how Davidson Plums grow on the tree. They aren’t very tasty raw from the tree. Quite bitter. They make a nice jam though.
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When the wet arrives, I am always stopping and getting Long Necked Tortoises off the roads as they journey to a new waterhole. Sometimes I also rescue them from the Ravens who have learnt to flip the tortoise on its back when the are on the road. This bloke was heading across the road to my dam.
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One afternoon, the birds were squawking and screeching so we knew there was a goanna or a snake nearby. Looking up I saw the Python gliding through the trees. The Python was about 2 meters long and was quite hungry as it ignored me with its eyes on its prize.
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The full Moon in November gave me an opportunity to get some good photos.
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That’s it for this quick This is November. Hope you can come back for the next installment

This is October: Part Two

Part Two will be the animals, reptile, amphibians and insects I came across in October

I put out a bowl with water for animals that come around the house for drinks when the weather is warm. I found a frog in the bowl which needed to be rescued. I think it is a Common Eastern Froglet.
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One morning we looked on the verandah and there was a Carpet Snake skin hanging from the rafter. It was over 2 meters long.
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Isn’t the skin beautiful?
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Brush-tailed Possums are coming into the shed. I surprised this one who has a mosquito on its nose.
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I set the live trap as the Brush-tailed Possums are getting into the roof cavity. I heard a crash on the verandah and saw a mother Possum with a baby on her back so I set the trap off. I can’t believe I actually gave the piece of apple to the baby.
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A Red-necked Wallaby enjoying the morning sun in front of the house.
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When you are small and still in the pouch, you have to do some investigating when ever you can.
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It was hard to find the grasshopper amongst the leaves.
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The Bull Ants know when you are about. Time for a quick photo as they Bull Ants poured out from the nest, running away before they ran up my legs.
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These lovely ant enjoyed walking about the plants looking for whatever ants look for.
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The Wolf Spider and the Millipede inside escaping the rain.
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Further up the wall a Huntsman observed the carry on below.
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Looking among a timber stack, I disturbed a Huntsman Spider having a rest.
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Look at the mouth of this butterfly.
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The inside wings of a Ringed Xenica. The first time I have seen a Ringed Xenica on my place.
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The outer wings of the Ringed Xenica are far more showy
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The Native Stingless Bees get right inside of the Dietes to get the nectar or pollen.
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This fly may look quite pretty but boy can they bite.
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Just resting on a leaf before buzzing off to buzz around the house or just annoy people.
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A dragonfly enjoying the sunshine.
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Some dragonflies being “friendly”
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Ready for Part Three?

Cee’s Black & White Photo Challenge: Pets

I thought of doing a chook series of photos but they are not really pets, they are more a productive unit within the property – food scrap recyclers, egg produces and somewhat a help around the place (have a look here) So instead I have delved back in time to when my girls had pets and of course Benny who died earlier this year.

The rats made such fabulous pets. So many personalities and fun times.
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Benny was asleep with his pet dog. He loved that dog and dragged it around the house. You never knew where it would turn up next. He wasn’t impressed with his photo being taken was he?
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More pets can be found at Cees

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Thursdays Special: Pick-a-word in November

It’s time again to delve through my photos for the wonderful photo challenge from Lost in Translation, Pick a Word. Five words, five photos. Do you think they match?

Dormant
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Salubrious
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Earmarked
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Influential
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Fun-loving
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More Fun-loving

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Having a Peek

The Daily Post word Prompt: Peek

Usually from the front of my house, either on the verandah or from kitchen window, I am able to get a few photos of Red-necked Wallabies grazing and hopping around my garden. Quite often there is someone taking a peek.

The range of Wallabies.  A female and a young one in front with a Male at the back and a Joey peeking out from behind a tree
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Always on guard
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No matter how you are in the pouch, there’s always time to peek out.
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“Hey Mum, what’s the bloke over there doing?”
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A quick peek to see what’s going on
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“What’s going on? Don’t make me come in there!”
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The Joey was thinking of coming out for a hop around.
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“Hey Mum, is there anything left for lunch?”
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“So, have you got the kettle on?”
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Cee’s Fun Foto Challenge: Happy

What can be more happy but a pig in mud

Sitting in a mud puddle with the sun on your back. Why wouldn’t you be happy!
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I am sure that is a bit of a grin
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Been in the mud. Now it’s time for a bit of a nap
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Have a look at the other photographers bit of happiness at Cee’s place

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Black and White Sunday: Typical

It’s just a typical day at home for the Black and White Sunday Photo Challenge

In the front of the house, the family drop in for breakfast
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While out the back, a mother and her Joey look about for something else to eat
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A typical day at home.

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