Remembering Benny

Cee’s Black & White Challenge: Pets or stuffed animals

Benny the cat, also known as the Jackadgery Panther was quite a formidable character. He has been seen chasing dogs up the driveway off the property. Not small dogs a German Shepherd, a Cattle Dog as well as smaller ones have all felt the sting of a claw.

Old Geoff my neighbour would come visiting and his dog, Callum,who went everywhere with Geoff, would walk with him as far as the front gate and then would turn around and go home. If Geoff drove, Callum would stay in the car.

I came home from work one day and found Benny asleep on the chair with his stuffed dog which he would move around the house as he felt. Yes fierce Benny did have a soft side. Benny has been gone for a few years now. So this fits both prompts, pets and stuffed animals.

A bit of nature

Cee’s Fun Foto Challenge: Nature Animals

A Broad-palmed Rocket Frog I disturbed when moving some plant pots at my place

The Antechinus (Native Mouse) I released after I caught it in a live trap in my kitchen

A Goanna walking through my garden

When you startle an Echidna, they dig into the ground and make themselves into a ball of spikes

A Tasmanian Devil chilling when we visited a rescue and breeding centre in Tasmania

A startled Brush-tailed Possum I found asleep in the chook house nesting box after a night of eating chicken feed all night

A Red-necked Wallaby Joey at the back door

A Red-necked Wallaby Male having a rest in the front yard

A Red-necked Wallaby female and joey in her pouch in my garden

A sleepy Koala in my besties garden

In the flower

The Ragtag Daily Prompt Monday: Seed

Seeds on long grass stalks

Multiple grass seeds at sunset

Seeds are for nourishment

Seeds wait for the right time to blow in the wind

Lots of seeds to pick from for lunch

Dwarf Eastern Green Tree Frogs don’t eat seeds but wait for those who do

Some seeds are quite big like the ones from a Silk Tree

Other seeds are ready for harvest

Over the fence

I was asked to do more cow photos a while ago. Sorry I can’t remember who it was or I would give you a shout out. Here is one of the cows on the property next door to me. I was checking the fences and pulling weeds and she came over to see what I was doing, or more likely to see if I had any hay.

This is to join Becky and Debbie in Monday Portrait

It’s cool in the shade

The Lens-Artists Challenge #152: Shades and Shadows

Chilling in the shade

At the beach

At the markets

Under the car

On the verandah on a hot day

Always can find a place in the shade

The world of shadows

Looking through my window

Shadows on the sand

The two of us feeling tall

Taking a stroll along the beach chasing your shadow

Waiting for morning tea

Black and white in the field

The Weekly Prompts Colour Challenge: Black and White

Following Sue’s lead with her post, I too have opted for some black and white found around the place.

My besties cattle she used to have before it was too hard to keep them at home. This was one morning when a neighbour rang to say that Jeremy and Badger were at his place. This is them finally going back through the gate into their paddock.

Badger chilling looking so innocent.

The neighbours dairy cows coming in for milking

A random inquisitive cow

In the wild

The Lens-Artists Photo Challenge #150: Let’s Get Wild

Not sure where to go with this prompt so let’s get wild, The names are in the tags

Those who know me will know whats coming next

Are you ready?

It’s just the next block or two

You never know who may drop in

The Weekly Prompts Wednesday Challenge: The Unexpected

This post was inspired by Sue’s unexpected post The Fox

One afternoon I was sitting with my bestie on her verandah having a cuppa and suddenly over the mound of recently created mulch pile came a face that is hardly ever seen at her place. This was quite unexpected. I managed a quick photo before it disappeared down the hill heading to the neighbours chook house no doubt.

Foxes were bought by the early English settlers who missed their Fox Hunts.


“The European red fox was deliberately introduced
to Australia for recreational hunting in 1855 and fox
populations became established in the wild in the
early 1870s. Within 100 years, the fox had spread
across most of Australia”
“2012 estimates indicate that there are more than
7.2 million red foxes in Australia”

The Fox has been a major contributor to the decline of many Australian small native species – Bilbys, Night Parrots, Numbats, some Wallaby species and so many native rodents.