Masked

Debbie’s quotation inspired image

“Man is least himself when he talks in his own person. Give him a mask, and he will tell you the truth.”

Oscar Wilde

If anyone has encountered a Masked Lapwing, they will give you the truth. Come near my nest and look out. Trouble is Masked Lapwings, or Plovers as they are generally known, lay their eggs anywhere they want. I have seen nests in the middle of football fields or on the grass verge on the side of a road.

They will defend their right to be casual egg layers quite violently. They have spurs on their wings which can be quite nasty if attacked.

Family photo

The Wednesday Challenge: Family Photo

Susan and myself invite you to locate that one mysterious photo and write us your thoughts on it. Remember the photo is a flash back to the past and not a recent one of yourself or family ( unless of course you have an early photo of yourself which is welcomed).

Well the words mysterious photo for the challenge made me think……..

Here is a rare family photo of the Red-necked Wallabies in my garden. It is not often that I see a Female and her Joey with a Male so close together.

Last photo for June 2020

Last Photo for June 2020

Thanks for the support for this photo challenge. Fifty-six likes and twenty-four contributions!! It is growing and it was good to see last months lot of great last photos.

The rules are simple:
1. Post the last photo on your SD card or last photo on your phone for the 30th June.
2. No editing – who cares if it is out of focus, not framed as you would like or the subject matter didn’t cooperate.
3. You don’t have to have any explanations, just the photo will do
4. Create a Pingback to this post or link in the comments
5. Tag “The Last Photo”

Here’s mine from my phone

and from my camera

Do join in and show us what you’ve got.

Be careful out there

The Daily Word Prompt: Caution

Things you could encounter around my place so be cautious when walking around or even just sitting. Click on the images if you dare

This post is also a test run to see if WP have sorted out the photo “problems” I encountered previously

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.

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

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.