5 Minutes ago – 23 January

Hammad’s Weekend Sky#53

It has been raining still. This morning, a day later than I usually take my Weekend Sky photos, there are blue skies. I also had a bit of a sleep-in so the sun is a bit higher in the sky. Todays weekend sky photos I have added a couple of added bonuses.

Here is your sky song for your Saturday night or Sunday morning

From my small deck, the usual view

The Sun is shining on more of the Eucalypts

Bonus number one – Our Moon is still awake in the western sky

The new leaves and sun on the Paperbark tree were too good to leave out

Living free

Weekly Prompts Weekend Challenge: Walls
Ragtag Daily Prompt Saturday: Freedom

Upon my walls
they run free
keeping
my house
insect free
They have
their freedom
bother
no one
Behind the
pictures
on the walls
scouting for
insects
a mate
Beautifully named
Velvet Geckos
exist with me
Under the light
is one
I named
Keith
any insect who
drops to the
floor
is dinner
But upon
the walls
they run free.

Say hi to Keith

Round and blue and something deadly

January Colours and Letters Photo a Day Challenge – 20th: Starts with the letter Q

The round and blue part

Here is a few fruits of a Quandong tree also known as Blue Figs,

And now for the deadly part.

When I had chooks a few years ago, it was devastating to find dead birds after a Spotted-tailed Quoll paid a nocturnal visit. Notoriously hard to catch, I set the trap with a dead chook previously killed and I managed to trap it. I released the Quoll in the Gibraltar Range National Park in the morning. Once I opened the cage it was gone in milliseconds before I could get a photo of the Quoll not in the trap.

A few found objects

Lens-Artists Photo Challenge #182: Interesting Objects

Some known, some obscure. All guesses considered.

Life of a Paper Daisy

This is a Xerochrysum viscosum variety, a Summer flowering daisy. It is also known as Sticky Everlasting, Yellow Paper Daisy, Shiny Everlasting or Golden Everlasting Daisy.

Waiting to greet the day.

Open and feeling good

Starting to feel its age

Closing to protect the seeds and changing colour

It is finally over

Cee’s FOTD