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Lismore Rainforest Botanical Gardens – the paths

It was the beginning of a hot day when we went to the Lismore Botanical Garden. We have been meaning to go every time we go to the Recycling Centre or as it is commonly know, the Tip Shop. Yes great bargains are to be had from the things that people throw away. But I digress. The morning was starting to heat up but it was cool walking among the trees. There has been very low rainfall so the plants were not at the best. We will go back when the rains come and I’ll show you some of the fabulous flowers, seeds, plants and hopefully there will be lots more birds.

The Gardens are a community project and the volunteers do a fabulous job. Over four hectares have been planted with dry, subtropical and riverine rainforest species. Here is their website

Enjoy walking the paths of the Lismore Rainforest Botanical Gardens
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This post is also for sonofabeachs Which Way photo challenge and Jo’s Monday Walk

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Quest

The Ragtag Daily Prompt Wednesday: Quest

I have always liked the idea of a quest probably from reading King Arthur and the Knights of the Round Table as a youngster.
Over the years I have set myself a number of quests. These quests involve getting a photo of something I have seen but never able to get any good photos. I have written about one such Quest
I take my self imposed quests quite seriously, much to the bemusement of my bestie who sometimes won’t stop the car when I see what could be an opportunity or calls out when we are going out “What are you doing?” Most times I am ready to go but just outside chasing butterflies, dragonflies, stalking a bird or getting that perfect shot of a flower.

Here are some of my quest conquests.

A Blue Triangle Butterfly. They don’t land that often and have an erratic flight.
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A Royal Spoonbill. I have a few photos but never seemed to be able to get close enough for a good photo.
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Rainbow Bee-eaters. Always on the move, never settling for long.
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Catching that Bee in flight
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The featured photo. Always trying to get birds in flight. An ongoing quest.

 

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Vast Reservoir of Nature

The inspirational quote from Debbie at Travel with Intent for this photo challenge

“The sea is the vast reservoir of Nature. The globe began with sea, so to speak; and who knows if it will not end with it?”

–  Jules Verne

The quote made me think of what I could link from my photos with the above quote. I had an idea but didn’t know how to execute the idea into a photo. I am so glad that Corel PaintShop Pro has great tutorials. I played around for quite a while, changing my mind and photos until I finally said that is enough. It isn’t exactly as I wanted but I didn’t have the photos that my mind wanted.

This mechanical world
wheels turn
cogs interact
pulling
pushing
nature
to the brink.
Polluting her waters
her rivers
her oceans
destroying the sea
vast reservoir of Nature

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Blue and Yellow

Cee’s Fun Foto Challenge: Blue and Yellow

The cute little flight simulator at a recent airshow. No I wasn’t allowed to get in.
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I thought I had more blue and yellow flowers. At least I found one of a Wandering Jew plant
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The Ponytail trees have an abundance of yellow flowers and lots of bees
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Embarrassment in front of my home

Today, I had a major embarrassment.  My guests arrived and parked their car in the driveway in front of the house. We went inside and had a lovely morning tea and conversation.

After a while I went outside to make sure my garden wasn’t suffering in the heat of the day. Whilst outside I noticed some unusual activity. I snuck inside and grabbed my camera just to make sure what I saw was actually happening right there, in front of my eyes.

How do you tell your guests that there is someone having sex on their car, right in the driveway right in front of my house?

 

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