It’s that time of the week again where I try to find something with a bit of a wow factor. Last Saturday was my daughters wedding and I too my little camera so I wouldn’t have to carry a bigger camera. It takes good photos and sometimes I am amazed at results.
The wedding was in a field with a music and light show to dance the night away.
The Daily Post word prompt: Atmospheric
As I drive home, winding through the countryside, I come to a hill that sends me down into the valley where I then climb again to my place. This special spot almost halfway down the hill, the trees open up to reveal my valley and the Great Dividing Range in the distance. Some days are so atmospheric, I am compelled to stop, bathe in the afternoons glow and wonder at the world spread before me.
No words just a few pictures.
The word prompt from The Daily Post: Dancing
The Buddha Festival in South Korea is one of fun, food, music, drumming, dancing and a lantern street parade in the evening. The dancing is wonderful. Unfortunately I was too far back to get good photos or videos.
This young woman was fantastic
A rehearsal before dancing in the street parade. The Lotus blossom emerges.
Begins to open
The flower emerges
That’s the photo challenge from Cee’s Black & White Photo Challenge: Things Found in the Kitchen.
This is a snapshot of a bit of my Things plus some from Margaret Olley’s Kitchen in the Murwillumbah Art Gallery. Have a peek inside of her house which has been rebuilt inside the Art Gallery from a previous blog
This is the cupboard that houses Margaret Olleys crockery. I love Willow Pattern crockery.
Just the cups
My flour tins. I am not sure how many “elfs” I have raised but it appears that Jesus may be watching from behind the flour tins.
MY herbs and spices
My favourite cup and saucer photo from the hotel in Seoul
I don’t really like combine photo challenges but my blog bestie Paula and Frank have set the challenges that are quite easy to combine. So for Thursdays Special: Traces of the Past from Lost in Translation and Tuesday Photo Challenge – Bridge from Dutch goes the Photo here are my Bridges from the Past.
The first Bridge is the Pont Saint-Bénézet or Pont d’Avignon over the Rhone River at Avignon. It’s not much of a bridge as it doesn’t go all the way across the Rhone but still attracts lots of tourists every year
Another not really a Bridge is the Pont du Gard which is an aqueduct which crosses the Gardon River. It is a three story bridge
In Verona is the Bridge the Castelvecchio or Old Castle which crosses the Adige River. A beautiful red brick example of Gothic architecture.
A colourful Bridge in Vienna in a marina and leads to fun park on the River Danube.
How many Bridges can you count that cross the Arno River in Florence?
Of course my favourite Bridge is the Ponte Vecchio in Florence.
In a garden in Seoul is a pretty little Bridge crossing a tiny babbling brook.
I could not let a Bridge or a Traces of the Past photo challenge go by without putting in the wonderful little Bridges in Venice.
These little Bridges lead to the apartment in Venice where we love to stay out of the tourist areas.
Thanks for coming across my Bridge and into the Traces of the Past
A first time I have submitted to Leanne Coles MM 4-27: Monochrome Madness
Grass seeds at sunset
A bit closer
I’d like you to meet Kurrie. Kurrie has been living at my besties place for a few weeks now. Luckily Kurries parents are always close by and are very good parents. Kurrie has survived 2 hail storms plus countless rain events as well as hot sunny days. We are enjoying Kurries company and will be sad when Kurrie finally decides it’s time to leave.
Here is a small photo story of our new friend Kurrie
Kurrie lives high in the tree tops not far from the house. Kurries place looks a bit thrown together but as I mentioned has survived the weather. You can just see one of Kurries parents on the right.
Here is a bit of a closer look at Kurries place. We were never sure that there was anyone in the nest.
Then one day we could hear this raucous sound and there was Kurrie.
Kurrie spend a lot of time asking Mum and Dad for something to eat.
I wonder what the parent is thinking.
As Kurrie is growing, now it’s standing up and stretching.
All the time keeping an eye out for the next snack
Or stretching out as far as you can
The parents are constantly bringing Kurrie food. A growing baby needs lots of nourishment.
Here, Kurrie gets a bit of food from the parent.
A bit about Kurrie.
Kurrie is a Pied Currawong. Currawongs live in most coastal areas of Eastern Australia. They live in the forest and have adapted to city life. I know when the weather is getting cooler in the mountains as the Currawongs come down from the mountains to hang around my place. They are around 48cm. Currawongs have a loud and distinctive call which is heard in the mornings, before roosting at night and sometimes before it rains.
Here is their call from Graeme Chapmans website
In the dark of night
A street light casts a glow.
From the shadows,
A figure emerges.
Belonging to the earth
From the shadows
The Daily Post word prompt: Black
The word prompt from Nancy Merrill: Crossed Lines
Looking up from the courtyard at the Gold Coast Hospital
For this Mundane Monday Challenge #135 I found this photo in my phone gallery. What interesting photos are in this weeks Mundane Monday?
I haven’t changed the original photo. Sometimes phones can take good photos.