Square in September #4

Please have a look at some of the fabulous flowers that have been sent to Beckys Square in September

I thought it was time for some Australian native flower. In August the Native Wisteria entwines among the Fringe Wattle blooms throughout my property. I love the purple and yellow.
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Cee’s Fun Foto Challenge: Letter E

This time instead of one letter E, Cee want 2 E’s in the word for the photos.

I think that Wedged-tailed Eagles have enough E’s

Sitting high in the eucalypt tree, the Wedged-tailed Eagle kept an eye on me.
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Soaring high in the sky, circling on the air currents, ever higher.
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It is not often Wedged-tailed Eagles are seen on the ground. Here, these two have their lunch. They didn’t enjoy my company and took off not long after this photo was taken.
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Once in the air, I could see the Water Dragon was lunch. The Magpie wasn’t keen to have Wedged-tailed Eagles in its territory.
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Driving down my road one day I disturbed a Wedged-tailed Eagle. With a wing span of 2.3 metres, it took a while to get going
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Have a look at some other great “EE” photos over at Cees Photography

Stones

Frank has set the photo challenge of Stones. I know I have posted these before but they are stones that represent a part of the history of Australia. Many years ago, the Indigenous people of the land, that I now call my place, used to trek through this land. They may have been following the seasons. Walking from the Mann River to the Clarence River to perhaps trade with the other peoples from the other parts of the Clarence Valley. Someone took the time to fashion a hand axe from the stones that I still find here. This stone axe fits perfectly in my hand and I would be able to use it today. The edge is very sharp.
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This stone is the one that would have been used to chip off the edge of the axe. Again a tool that fits very comfortably in my hand.
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Here is both together where you can see the edge of the axe
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Thanks for reading my Stones. The Indigenous culture is thousands of years old. I have no idea how old these tools are. European settlement in my area has been over 100 years. I am privileged to hold these tools knowing I have the past history living in my home. Thank you Frank for allowing me to tell the story.

Candid Shots

An interesting photo challenge from Cee: Black & White Candid Shots. Here is a couple from my collection

Someone walking by
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The amazing art work from Russia in the Venice Biennale in 2015. The eyes actually moved. When this bloke left the room the eyes followed him.
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Black-&-White-Banner

Doves

The letter D. Four letter word. Cee’s Fun Foto Challenge. Best stick to one word Dove ‘cos I love photographing birds.

A Bar-shouldered Dove in the afternoon sun170914_letter d_bar shouldered dove

The Common Bronzewing Dove talking a stroll down my road.
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A Peaceful Dove having a nap
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A brightly coloured Emerald Dove hanging around at the bird bath.
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CFFC

Imitation

What was Paula thinking in setting a photo challenge with the word prompt Imitation Follow the link to find other great example of imitation.

What would I possibly find to suit this challenge. Well my faithful readers, I did find a few so look on with wonder at the imitation in bushboys world (insert laughing face here).  I think this deserves a slideshow as I couldn’t explain some of these photos.

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Hope you had as much fun as I did in finding my Imitations

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Hidden

What a fun photo challenge from Cee: Hidden – Follow the link to see more things that are hidden

I had a number of photos in mind when I came across some bees hidden in an Iris. So that gave me the idea of finding hidden insects among my folders. I have just included a few as the number of insects that hide when I want to take their photo……

The dragonfly seemed to disappear. Can you see it?
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The Common White Butterfly looks like a leaf don’t you think?
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I love how Leaf Curl Spiders make their house and wait for an insect to stick to the web.
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There are two Native Stingless Bees on the Iris.
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Hope you had fun looking for the insects.

Mundane Monday Challenge #126

I sat on the back steps and noticed a leaf changing colour in the Bottlebrush lit by sunlight. After I transferred the photos from my camera to the computer, I noticed I had been photo bombed by a bee.

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Have a look at other great photos on Mundane Monday Challenge #126

Travel Theme: Sports

Well I didn’t have to travel far to see the cricket with my daughters a while ago. We just had to go to Brisbane about 350kms from here. I know the people from overseas will wonder what the photos are all about. We had a great afternoon and night at the GABA.

The cricket ground was packed for a Day/Night match between Australia and England
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Glen McGrath bowls one of his fast balls. Around 130km/hr170913_blog cvhallenge_sport_glen mcgrath bowl

Brett Lee defends a fast ball
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Andrew Symonds send a ball to the fence
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See more sport photos at Where’s my Backpack?