Magical

The Lens-Artists Photo Challenge # 63: Magical

The Lens-Artists want to know what is magical for me. I love finding something new and getting the best photo I can to share with everyone. The comments are quite magical too. Here is a selection of the magical way my eye converts what I see into an image for you.

sunflowers02_b-w

 

fungus_long_home_feb 2012

 

180927_blog challenge_pink square_grevillea_flower_eastern spinebill

 

170622_blog challenge_vision_moss_fungi

 

grass seeds_sunset_named_binna burra_april 2018

 

spider web01_named_aug 2016

 

fungus01_bright_crop_june 2009

 

Resilience

V.J.’s Weekly Challenge #64: Resilience  “There is a catch to this week’s challenge: I don’t want you to use the word itself, but to illustrate what resilience means to you.”

The Noisy Friarbird illustrates the word that cannot be mentioned
Taking on a Square-tailed Kitesquare-tailed-kite_friarbird_named_home_nov-2016
Disagreeing with some Blue-faced Honeyeatersblue faced honeyeaters_noisy friarbird_named_home_oct 2017
Bossy Rainbow Lorikeets meet their matchrainbow lorikeets_noisy friar bird_honey gem_grevillea_fight_named_home_oct 2018
Many a loud argument over ownership of the Honey Gem Grevillia in my garden

The battle with the Spangled Drongo ended in defeat in This is my postspangled drongo_my post8_named_home_oct 2018

 

Reflections at the waterhole

The August Photo a day Challenge from Maria at CitySonnet for the 29th: Reflections

When life gets you down
head down to the waterhole
A place where life gathers
A place where the day dissolves
Find yourself a rock
even though the water
is diminishing with drought
Sit
wait
listen to the bush
Hear the sounds of life
immerse yourself in life
The bush is never quiet
the buzzing of insects
the crunch of leaves
as animals and lizards
move about
The smell of the dry bush
the sounds of plants dying
dropping leaves and branches
surviving
waiting
The Rains will come
one day.
So for now
sit and reflect
your heart will not
be heavy for long
Cry if you want
let the bush
wash over
Sit and listen on
the rock by the waterhole.
Here they come
finding a place to be
a small puddle
of life
reflecting.

190829_blog_challenge_reflections_white-throated_honeyeater_waterhole_jackadgery

 

190829_blog_challenge_reflections_fucous_honeyeater_waterhole_jackadgery

 

190829_blog_challenge_reflections_red-browed_firetail_finch_waterhole_jackadgery

Return

The first Ragtag Daily Prompt from Emily: Return

Every year
the water’s filled
with splashes
with gasps
from the crowd
who line
the coast
hoping for a glimpse
of majestic
Humpback whales
as they return
to warmer waters
to calve
and mate
giving hope
of a new life
as they travel
giving pleasure
to people
who return
every year
to watch
and wait.

humpback_whale_tail_splash1_named_ballina_headland_june 2019

PS It’s my turn tomorrow for my first Ragtag Daily Prompt

Nature in red

The word prompt from CitySonnet’s August Colours and letters for 7th: Red

A selection of the wonder that is red in the world of nature

fungus_red_jan 2013

 

red flower_named_oct 2013

 

red browed finch01_binna burra_named_dec 2013

 

nasturtium_red _close_binna burra_named_oct 2014

 

hibiscus red_named_home_march 2015

 

dragonfly01_red_named_march 2016

 

red necked wallaby and joey01_named_home_aug 2016

 

grevillea_red_named_home_august 2017

 

190130_blog_challenge_rose_red_toowoomba

 

sunset03_binna burra_named_feb 2014

Yellow stuff

Terri’s Sunday Stills this week is Mellow #Yellow

Just lots of yellow
The flowers – most are native flowers from my placeyellow star flower1_named

 

yellow flowers2_duroux rd_named_102011

 

Flowers from elsewhere
gazania_yellow01_tucabia_named_oct 2014

 

water lily02_yellow_clarrie hall dam_named_oct  2014

 

yellow flower_binna burra_named_nov 2014
Subtle yellow with a bonus grasshopper in my gardenyellow diedes_home_named_dec 2014

 

flower_yellow_named_home_sept-2016
Yellow-faced Honeyeaters are always around the gardenyellow-faced-honeyeater_named_home_nov-2016
Tiny pom pom native flowers that are in abundance hereyellow-puff-balls_named_home_feb-2017
Small Grass Yellow Butterflies are speciallarge grass yellow_named_tucabia_june 2017
What would yellow be if I didn’t include Bobbin, the Eastern Yellow Robineastern yellow robin_chair_named_binna burra_feb 2018

Goodnight

sunset02_grafton_june 2014

Sing along

Olive

The word prompt from CitySonnet: Olive

There are a few birds that come around my place that have lovely olive coloured feathers. The featured bird is a Figbird.
This one is actually an Olive-backed Oriel
olive backed oriel_bird bath_named_home_oct 2017
The little White-throated Honeyeaterswhite throated honeyeaters_named_home_april 2016
Blue-faced Honeyeaterblue faced honeyeater_named_home_sept 2104
A Silvereyesilvereye_honeygem grevillea_named_home_may 2018

The Ironbark tree

Sunshine’s Macro Monday

I commenced this photo challenge with a flower, then a leaf, so to continue with my theme for this Macro Monday. The bark of an Ironbark tree – with a spiders web thrown in.
spiders web_ironbark_named_home_june 2017