Ragtag daily Prompt Friday: Oorie
The Weekly Prompts Weekend Challenge: Home
I wrote this in March 2012, one of my first posts
It is a question that gets asked a bit…..why do I live so far from town?
So far from town is about 35 kms and takes me around 20 – 25 minutes…..so I wonder what they say to people who live further than that from town!!!
My place is in there somewhere….
The silence of the bush is great, which can be broken by the occasional doff doff from the kids across the way or racing up and down the road on their motorbikes.
I love the animals and birds that hang around the garden
Red necked wallabies love the grass around the house and I think they feel safe
A variety of honeyeaters hang around from time to time…scarlet honeyeaters are always around somewhere.
The numbers of birds are on the rise and there are the occasional ones who tend to piss me off. At the moment the Australian Ravens have taken to eating the chooks eggs. When the winter cold starts to bite in the mountains, the Currawongs come down to here and they just hang around the chook house eating food out of the hopper. Also the Satin Bower Birds arrive as well but for the first time this year, they have stayed. So a few Bower Birds also hang around the chook yard. I have a new rooster, after a few months without a bloke around to look out for the chooks, so I think he may sort out the Ravens.
The Ravens just wander about
I guess my biggest challenge is the weeds. Luckily they aren’t too bad to control. Lantana is easy to knock down but it is in many of the gullies and Fireweed is along the power line clearings. There is a bit of Parramatta Grass and Cotton weed in patches. I found a small patch of Balloon Vine yesterday and will have to remove that as it is flowering.
One of my favourite spots. This waterhole has never dried even in the north coast drought of 2000 – 2002
I love living in the bush maybe that’s why I am bushboy
Cee’s Midweek Madness Challenge – June alphabet letter I anywhere in the words or Eyes
Here is a selection of eyes to enjoy and a song to scroll to. All the names are in the tags if you are interested.
Hammad’s Weekend Sky#15
A little bit of rain over the past week. Everything has grown like crazy in the garden. Your song for the day
Wispy clouds and a couple of Australian Ravens flew past this morning
and one with the rising sun through the trees
Kate’s Friday Fun: Orange
Let’s start with a bit of a song to get you in an orange mood
Mostly macro in this bunch of images
A tiny shiny orange fungi
Orange beak and legs, as Kate said, strolling along the beach
Orange eyes of a Brown Ringlet Butterfly
Orange Trumpet flowers are the Spring flowers here now
There is always the orange of a Honey Gem Grevillea flowering in the garden
The delicate orange of the Frangipanni
The wild orange of a Leopard Lily
The vibrant orange of a setting sun
My friend said to me “Nothing rhymes with orange!”
“No it doesn’t,” I said.
The final Corvid 2020 Weekly Challenge
It’s been fun trying to get photos of Australian Ravens over the past thirteen weeks. They can be allusive and at first I couldn’t post any Raven photos every week. Suddenly I had an Australian Raven in my garden. This Raven drops in most mornings and struts around the garden giving some photo opportunities. A few mornings ago, when seeing me and the camera, he flew into a tree and complained loudly that I was spoiling the morning garden inspection.
Giving me the eye
The morning shower and sitting on one of the favourite spots – the garden bench
Have to go now. So it’s goodbye to the weekly challenge
Tracy’s Corvid-2020 Weekly Challenge #11