Freedom

Debbie’s quotation inspired image

“I would like to be remembered as a person who wanted to be free… so other people would be also free.

– Rosa Parks

The web
is designed
to ensnare
to restrict freedom
spreading
threads radiating
waiting for the tremble
the fear
the struggle
to be free

Coming
finding
sensing
knowing
held tight
what to do
at once
resignation
your fate
determined

Rolling threads
tying
tightness
what it means
to be free
to see
that sky
to feel the wind
the breeze
the sun
warming
freedom

Nature and me

On the Hunt for Joy Challenge Week 34: Add an Element of Nature

Around my place there is always a bit of nature popping in. May contain images of spiders and snakes. Click on the small images to see the full photo.

Sorry about the layout. The new block editor wouldn’t load a gallery of images. Spent too much time trying to work out what the *%&#$ was wrong.

Goodbye black birds

The final Corvid 2020 Weekly Challenge

It’s been fun trying to get photos of Australian Ravens over the past thirteen weeks. They can be allusive and at first I couldn’t post any Raven photos every week. Suddenly I had an Australian Raven in my garden. This Raven drops in most mornings and struts around the garden giving some photo opportunities. A few mornings ago, when seeing me and the camera, he flew into a tree and complained loudly that I was spoiling the morning garden inspection.

Giving me the eye

The morning shower and sitting on one of the favourite spots – the garden bench

Have to go now. So it’s goodbye to the weekly challenge

Drama

Debbie’s One Word Sunday: Drama

Where is the
drama?
is it
in the flowers?

Is it
in the air?
always a drama
somewhere

Perhaps a drama
on a post
drama
trivial to most

Not just
the birds
where a drama
resides

Oh the drama
where would we
be
without a drama

Just a flower

The Lens-Artists Photo Challenge #101: One Single Flower

Yes just one flower. Do you think I could stop at one? This is a selection of flowers I have posted since 2013

Also Bren’s Photo For The Week – 70 – Floral

In the garden

Terri’s Sunday Stills: #Plant Life Grows Around Us

I had intended doing a walk around the garden today but rain, glorious rain stopped that adventure. Here is a bit of a glimpse at my garden from the 2020 archives.

The Scarlet Honeyeater’s song

The Weekly Prompts Wednesday Challenge: For the Birds

A few years ago my shaky hand recorded a Scarlet Honeyeater in the Lilli Pilli at my place. For this challenge my blog mate Sue chose Birdsong for this challenge so I thought it was a great idea. Here’s my birdsong from a Scarlet Honeyeater, the smallest Honeyeater in Australia, in my garden.

The road winds back to here

Lens-Artists Challenge #100 – The Long and Winding Road

A gallery of the roads that lead to my place. The first one has a Wedged-tailed Eagle heading down the road when I disturbed it having a meal one morning.

Just turn left and we’re home

This is May 2020

OK. This is the first go at using the editor for my monthly wrap-up. I usually write about the photos before the image and now I may have to use captions. I reckon you should know what the image is before you see it not after, especially for those who follow my blog and are a bit “wary” of my spiders and snakes. I like to put in a warning. Loading the images individually would solve this but it may be time consuming, we’ll see anyway.

May was the last of Autumn and I did get out and about as this is a lovely time of year here, not too hot and the Winters chill hasn’t fully arrived. Many flowers are blooming and some on the wane. There are the usual birds still around and haven’t departed for warming climates and the Winter birds are yet to arrive.

Maybe I should start with the misty mornings that are part of the landscape.

I bet you are wondering about Joey and how he’s been getting on, so let’s visit him and Mum first on a wet morning.

There is also another new Joey in the garden

The birds – Tiny, the King Parrot, was still around in May with his partner

A Peaceful Dove having a stretch
The Cuban Royal Palms at my Besties are flowering and the Rainbow Lorikeets a loving the flowers
The Grey Shrike Thrush has a lovely song and sings every morning in the garden. Here on the verandah rail making sure I am up and about
Sometimes Kookaburras fluff up and seem quite fat
White-throated Treecreepers are always around hopping up and down the trees looking for insects under the bark
The berries almost match the Satin Bowerbirds eye colour
His Bower is still going and looks quite well constructed. I hope the female Bowerbirds like his efforts
Sometimes you have to get into difficult positions to get a snack. A Blue-faced Honeyeater hanging on
Going for our morning walk at my Besties, there are lots of birds along the roadside vegetation. Red-backed Wrens flashing about attract my attention
The Golden Whistlers are around still and the female is often in the garden
The Eastern Yellow Robin is a frequent visitor to the garden. One of my favourite birds
The first of the Winter visitors, the Eastern Spinebill has arrived
Cheeky Eastern Rosellas are in my besties garden chatting away in the trees
Another of the birds on our walk is Chestnut-breasted Mannikins. This one is eyeing off the seeds for breakfast
The latest ones to be on the edge of the road are Double Barred Finches. These two are deep in conversation
It was a surprise to see a White-breasted Sea Eagle on the tree. He kept a wary eye on us as we walked along the road
The Magpie was having a lovely song on a tree top in Tenterfield when we were there. The Magpie Lark, or Pee Wee didn’t seem to enjoy the song as much as us

The insects are slowing down although there are still some Butterflies about. A selection from my place and my Besties

A Blue Tiger Butterfly finding a comfortable spot on the Bottlebrush flower
Scarlet Jezebels are everywhere in May
A small spiders web glistened in the sunlight
A St Andrews Cross Spider with a snack and only half of the cross completed on the web
The Orchard Swallowtail Butterflies caterpillar on the Lemon Tree. They love citrus leaves
A Common Crow having a rest
while this Common crow had found the Bottlebrush flowers. The bees didn’t like sharing and soon buzzed off the butterfly
I think this may be a Bee Fly on one of the last Zinnia flowers of May
A Butterfly playing peek-a-boo over a Frangipanni leaf in the garden

Speaking of flowers, I did manage to capture a couple of blooms in my Besties garden as there was a bit more rain at her place than at mine. I don’t have many flowers in my garden.

I have never had a Coleus flower before. An interesting flower
The Begonia has been flowering ever since I bought it home.
The Honey Gem Grevillea with rain drops that looked like diamonds

Here is the random images found while in Tenterfield, a town about 150kms from my place in the tablelands.

Love this old house. Someone actually still lives in there
No matter how hard I pushed……
Looking back at Tenterfield on the way home

Sometimes Red-necked Wallabies are quite dainty eaters

I love finding Koalas when we go for a walk. This Koala did wake up and wonder what we were doing chatting away while it was trying to sleep

The Sunset on the way home from Tenterfield was rather special. Amazing reds and oranges. This was the afternoon I captured the Raven at sunset one of my favourite photos for May

Our Moon is up so I better get going.

Hope you enjoyed a stroll through my May. Did you have a favourite image? This did take a bit longer than usual and I couldn’t jump around with the images as it was easier to do them in groups. Was the setting out ok and did it flow well enough for you? Thanks for the visit and see you again soon.