Mundane Monday #136

It’s that time of the week again where I try to find something with a bit of a wow factor. Last Saturday was my daughters wedding and I too my little camera so I wouldn’t have to carry a bigger camera. It takes good photos and sometimes I am amazed at results.

The wedding was in a field with a music and light show to dance the night away.
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On the forest floor

The Daily Post word prompt: Mushroom

I love finding and photographing mushrooms, toadstools and all fungi that I come across. Here is a selection of some of my finds

A lovely group of mushrooms. I wonder if there is a name for a group of Mushrooms
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The closer you get the yummier they seem
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Such tiny mushroom or perhaps these are toadstools?
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It is always a frill to find mushrooms to photograph in the forest
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They can be in clusters of mushrooms. There I just made that up.
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Sometimes so packed together there’s not mushroom…..
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Sometimes size matters. I always carry a brick when I go wandering with my camera, just in case
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Sometimes the light is just at the right place in the otherwise darkness of the forest floor.
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On the way home

The Daily Post word prompt: Atmospheric

As I drive home, winding through the countryside, I come to a hill that sends me down into the valley where I then climb again to my place. This special spot almost halfway down the hill, the trees open up to reveal my valley and the Great Dividing Range in the distance. Some days are so atmospheric, I am compelled to stop, bathe in the afternoons glow and wonder at the world spread before me.

No words just a few pictures.

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Things Found in the Kitchen

That’s the photo challenge from Cee’s Black & White Photo Challenge: Things Found in the Kitchen.

This is a snapshot of a bit of my Things plus some from Margaret Olley’s Kitchen in the Murwillumbah Art Gallery.  Have a peek inside of her house which has been rebuilt inside the Art Gallery from a previous blog

This is the cupboard that houses Margaret Olleys crockery. I love Willow Pattern crockery.
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Just the cups
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My flour tins. I am not sure how many “elfs” I have raised but it appears that Jesus may be watching from behind the flour tins.
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MY herbs and spices
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My favourite cup and saucer photo from the hotel in Seoul
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Black-&-White-Banner

Cee’s Fun Foto Challenge: Letter M

In this Cee’s Fun Foto Challenge: The Letter M the word used must have two M’s anywhere in the word.

For this challenge I have used the word Common which is common among butterfly names

Common Albatross
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Common Ringlet
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Common Dart
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Common Brown
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Common Aeroplane
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Common Yellow
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Common Jezabel
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CFFC

Meet Kurrie

I’d like you to meet Kurrie. Kurrie has been living at my besties place for a few weeks now. Luckily Kurries parents are always close by and are very good parents. Kurrie has survived 2 hail storms plus countless rain events as well as hot sunny days. We are enjoying Kurries company and will be sad when Kurrie finally decides it’s time to leave.

Here is a small photo story of our new friend Kurrie

Kurrie lives high in the tree tops not far from the house. Kurries place looks a bit thrown together but as I mentioned has survived the weather. You can just see one of Kurries parents on the right.
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Here is a bit of a closer look at Kurries place. We were never sure that there was anyone in the nest.
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Then one day we could hear this raucous sound and there was Kurrie.
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Kurrie spend a lot of time asking Mum and Dad for something to eat.
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I wonder what the parent is thinking.
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As Kurrie is growing, now it’s standing up and stretching.
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All the time keeping an eye out for the next snack
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Or stretching out as far as you can
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The parents are constantly bringing Kurrie food. A growing baby needs lots of nourishment.
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Here, Kurrie gets a bit of food from the parent.
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A bit about Kurrie.

Kurrie is a Pied Currawong. Currawongs live in most coastal areas of Eastern Australia. They live in the forest and have adapted to city life. I know when the weather is getting cooler in the mountains as the Currawongs come down from the mountains to hang around my place. They are around 48cm. Currawongs have a loud and distinctive call which is heard in the mornings, before roosting at night and sometimes before it rains.

Here is their call from Graeme Chapmans website
http://www.graemechapman.com.au/library/sounds.php?c=101&p=349