5 Minutes Ago – 26 November

Hammad’s Weekend Sky #80

Another clear blue sky in the morning and it did turn out to be a hot day. I had a bit of a sleep in so the sun was a bit higher than in many of my other weekend sky photos from the same spot

Most of the other photos in this direction, you can just see the sunlight on the tips of the trees. Here you can actually see the Eucalypts leaves and branches.

Walking Squares #21 – A shed, swans and a flower

Becky’s #WalkingSquares

Today I went to have a look at the block of land my daughter bought downriver at Lawrence. It was lovely to spend some time. I didn’t think I would see any of the ski boats and skiers today. I saw a few boats as I drove along side of the Clarence River pelting along dragging their skiers. No photos today though.

On the way back I stopped at the spot where the Black Swans were last time I went to Lawrence. They were there so the walk was short but a walk never the less.

Lets get on the swan and go

A bit before where I could stop and get a few Black Swan photos is an old shed, possibly part of dairy bails as the lower river area was mainly dairying country. I had to walk back to get this photo

Oh no, you are not getting my photo. I’m heading over the other side of the river.

That’s OK, we don’t mind the occasional photo shoot

What are you doing there?
gmmmph urble smmmmrk bleeem glub glub

Oh sorry, I was just having a look to see if there were any snacks

If that Swan thinks there is food down there, I’d better have a look too

In the garden, just near where I parked, they had a lovely display of Bird of Paradise flowers

Yes I know this one isn’t square.
For those following along on the gate building project, these are a similar design to the ones I am making. Being on level ground and sturdy fencing either side, this gate is one big gate and able to open easily. I took the photo as I may have to redesign my gates as I originally only had one bracing board on one side. Luckily I have enough leftover timber to add another diagonal bracing board.

Cee’s FOTD

Silent Sunday – 27 November

Is everyone getting bored with my church themed Silent Sundays? Should I do something different next year?
Any suggestions for a theme for my Silent Sundays 2023?

Time for the table of memories

Debbie’s Six Word Saturday

A wonderful cafe in Avignon. It was so funky. Upstairs was also a library. Some friends were there a few years ago and I told them about this place with wonderful food but unfortunately it wasn’t operating any more.

I loved the table lights

Walking Squares #20 – Superman, a river and a weather vane

Becky’s #WalkingSquares

Saturday is a go to town day for me. I get a few groceries I need, plus have a browse, window shop and enjoy a coffee at the cafe in the art gallery. This weekend in Grafton is the Bridge to Bridge race. There are some rather large ski boats around the streets and a few in the water. I went to the river to see if any practice action was still happening. The actual race is tomorrow.

Come join me on the dock of the bay

While I was hanging waiting for some boats to appear, I noticed a rooster weather vane on a nearby house. I have been trying to find one around the Clarence Valley for quite a while. Quest achieved

As I parked the car, I could hear a couple of boats roar up the river. By the time I was there, some of those boats were just putting back to the boat ramp. This time Superman wasn’t so super.

And then there was a roar of an engine and from downstream a boat appeared travelling very fast. I should have changed my camera settings to get a better photo of the action.
On that line coming from the rear of the boat are two water skiers. The ski rope must be at least twenty metres long. I couldn’t get the skiers and the boat in the same shot.

I couldn’t resist playing with the photo of the skiers a little bit. The photo was rather crap but I think this edit makes it much better. The top of the photo is the reflection of vegetation on the water

The tree fence

Ragtag Daily Prompt Friday: Excrescence

Every time I drive past this tree, which is rarely, I always stop to make sure it is still growing well. It originally would have had fencing wire wrapped around it, using it as a fence stay. Over time the Spotted Gum tree just consumed the wire and grew like this.

Isn’t it amazing what nature can do?