Black and White

Cee’s Fun Foto Challenge: Black and White

I have dug around in the archives for this challenge.

The Bush Thick-knee looks unimpressed
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My favourite spiders web in black and white
spiders web_blackandwhite_named_binna burra_march 2018

My daughters rat she made when she was very young
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One of my favourite black and white flower photos
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Glass bubbles in Seoul
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Marbles

The Ragtag Daily Prompt Monday: Marble

When I saw the word marble I was transported back to the school ground. All the kids playing marbles in the many forms that were around and popular at the time. I am sure we had names for the games.

There is a small dish of marbles in my house, probably that belonged to my daughters as my marbles have long gone – the glass ones and the mental ones.

Here they are, the glass ones that is….
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The chimneys

The word prompt for Bren’s Photo a Week: Chimneys and Fireplaces

My biggest chimney from Scotland
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A trio of serious looking chimney pots
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Chimney pots from Paris
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This chimney pot in Paris reminded me of Ned Kelly
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The fireplace of a good friend who lived down the road. He built his house from rock and timber on the land. I went back to see what had happened to his place years after he had moved and later died before his wife sold the property. A lot of the house had rotted away, exposing the place to the elements.  Of everything, the kitchen fireplace remained.
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A bit of blue

The word prompt from Debbie at Travel with Intent: Blue

Here is a bit of Blue from my world

Tiny Native Flowers
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Blue Triangle Butterfly
blue triangle butterfly_side_named_binna burra_jan 2018

More butterflies. This time a Butterfly Bush flower
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A double blue, a Blue Ginger with a Blue-banded Bee
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Blue Figs, the fruit from a Quandong Tree (Elaeocarpus angustifolius for those playing along at home)blue figs_named_oct 2013

The lovely Blue-faced Honeyeater
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A delightful Superb Fairy Wren
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And the blue of blue………..
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The featured image – a Blue Tiger Butterfly

 

In the Gum Tree

The photo challenge from Maria at CitySonnet for January’s colours and letters: Starts with the letter K

High up in
the Gum Tree
I saw
a hand
gripping tight
then a bit more
as he
shuffled about
in the fork
of the Gum Tree.
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Koala was awake
in the Gum Tree
Looking around
watching
wondering
what had woken
him from his
sleep.
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Oh dear
he thought.
It’s just that bloke
the one with
a camera
Nothing to be
alarmed about.
Now bugger off
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These photos were taken in my besties front yard bush garden. The previous owner planted some trees that Koalas can feed and sleep in. Koalas sleep a lot of the time and are nocturnal generally. When he is in the trees, he can be heard calling, a sound you can never forget.

Here is sound a cute Koala makes
https://wildambience.com/wildlife-sounds/koala/