December has almost gone as is 2014. It has been a year of new discoveries through the camera’s lens. One of finding new people reading the words and looking at the photos as well as friends who send words of encouragement and love. This blog is one of looking at a series of photos in small snap shots of my world, some of it fascinating, some of it amazing as well as a bit of new life that has been happening around my place over the past month. How about we start off with one of my favourite subjects – fungi.
As the weather has turned from ever so dry to one of good rains, so the fungi have started to emerge in the forest floor. This little one was doing what fungi like to do, live in the darkness.
The wood fungus looked ever so coloured as the rain was falling as I found this stick with the two fungi and an air fern.
The birds have been enjoying the bananas at my besties place. The cows snuck into the house yard and decided to have a munch on some banana leaves which also resulted in the bunch being pushed over and needing rescuing. Some of the birds thought it was a good idea to hang the bunch up too. The Lewins Honeyeaters licked their beaks at the thought of bananas for breakfast.
The Catbirds also enjoyed their snack too
Really getting into the mood for eating
The sound of the Spangled Drongos calling caught my attention. When I got to their nest tree I saw a battle of epic proportions. The goanna was going to get up there no matter what, licking his lips all the way. Can you spot the Drongo?
The Drongos were having none of it though.
They swooped and dived clicking their beaks near the goannas head.
After a while the goanna was a bit sick of all the attention and decided that it was more fun to be somewhere else.
Then it was back to business, with the young ones and their demanding ways.
Another trip back from the “bush supermarket”.
While watching the Drongos, nearby was this young Bar-shouldered Dove sitting very still.
Every sunset is so different. One afternoon the setting sun was just glorious
The colours deepened the reds and oranges just burst through the sky
Looking a bit closer, the sky looked like the embers of a raging fire.
I love our moon and even when it’s only half, it still shine its light upon us.
That’s all for 2014, see you next year with hopefully many more discoveries and wonders that our world has for all of us to share. Have a great 2015.
PS When I got home yesterday, I went to see the Drongos and it looks like the goanna had finally won. The nest was empty and a bit dishevelled and the Spangled Drongos have gone…a sad end to my year 😦