Pick a Word – October 2021

Lost in Translation’s Pick a Word Challenge

Here are Paula’s words to try and select an appropriate image to match her words.

SKY-HIGH

GORGE

SOCIABLE

SANCTUARY

TRANSCOLOURED

How did I go? Would you have used different photos?

Lots of pots

Life in Colour October: Orange
Becky’s Square Photo Challenge: Past Squares

Like Jude, I like terracotta too. Jude asked “Can you find any terracotta?” I better get looking.

Some chimney pots on the rooves of Paris

A roof in Beaune France

A couple of rooves for #Squareroof found in Split Croatia

and lots of terracotta of the rooves of Split

Off the roof and back down to earth. My old terracotta bird bath. It had to a photo with an Eastern Yellow Robin, probably the cutest bird around my garden.

Just chillin’

and a Double-barred Finch on my the terracotta bird bath at my besties place

Some bricks found in Venice

A terracotta coloured fungi on my place

From the past

The Lens-Artists Photo Challenge #168: Seen Better Days
Becky’s Square Photo Challenge: Past Squares

Of course there has to be a song. This is an Australian song that was a big hit. I hope you enjoy it

First is the #PastSquare from the #RoofSquare

Onto a few things that have seen better days

An Australian made car from the 1950’s – a Holden FX

Would you ride this coach?

or go to town in this wagon?

This house is still much the same last time I drove past

Pompeii has definitely seen better days. Also from #SquareTime

This house too is still standing

The Colosseum is maintaining it’s better days appearance

The old truck that “lives” in my street

The remains of bird baths I’ve had over the years. Usually broken by possums trying to find a drink in droughts as I don’t think I have fat birds around here. This was from the #SquareUp

The feature photo is my old chook shed used in #RoofSquare

The two of us

The Bird Weekly Photo Challenge: More Than One Bird Species In a Photo

I have a good variety of twos or more so lets go with one of my favourite songs as you scroll through the birds. To see the larger image of your choice, click on the photo

Blue-faced Honeyeater and Noisy Friarbird face off in the Honey Gem Grevillea

Pied Oystercatcher, a Little Tern and Crested Terns

Eastern Curlew and Silver Gulls

Silver Gull flying, a Darter in the water and an Australian Pelican on the water

A Red-browed Firetail Finch contemplating the bird bath with a Superb Fairy Wren

A White-throated Honeyeater wondered what the two Yellow-faced Honeyeaters were bickering about at the bird bath

“You go in” “No, you go in” The stand-off at the bird bath between a Yellow-faced Honeyeater and a Lewins Honeyeater

The Yellow-faced Honeyeater wondered why the White-throated Treecreeper looked so stand offish.

Assuming the ownership pose, the Yellow-faced Honeyeater tried to intimidate the Eastern Spinebill at the bird bath

The Silvereyes thought the Eastern Yellow Robin looked funny after his bath all fluffed up and disheveled

Scaly-breasted Lorikeets and Rainbow Lorikeets seem to travel together but there is always a squawking match at the bird bath

But when it’s time to have a few crumbs, a Scaly-breasted Lorikeet and Rainbow Lorikeet settle down

Meanwhile back at the bird bath, a Bar-shouldered Dove hangs out with a couple of White-throated Honeyeaters

A couple of White-throated Honeyeaters stretching right down to get a drink from the bird bath while a Scarlet Honeyeater watches on bemused.

There was lots of splashing when the White-naped Honeyeater and Brown Honeyeater were in the bird bath

A Red-browed Firetail Finch and a Silvereye discuss the day over a few drinks

The Spangled Drongo asked “Is the Little Wattlebird still looking at me?” while trying to avoid the glaring look.

A Noisy Friarbird and a Spangled Drongo had a disagreement over whose post it was to sit on. The full story with many more photos is here

After learning how to do the stink eye from the Little Wattlebird, a Spangled Drongo practised on a Noisy Miner who didn’t really give a toss

The Silver Gull had to choose where to land very carefully as the Australian Pelican was waiting while the Gulls mate was telling the Pelican to shut your mouth buddy

The Pied Cormorant looked nonchalant as a Sooty Oystercatcher strolled on by

The Noisy Friarbird didn’t like the Square-tailed Kite flying near his nest

A Magpie Lark or Pee Wee was giving an Australian Magpie a hard time although not as dangerous as the above action

Another smaller bird, Willie Wagtails also gave the Australian Magpie a hard time as they had young in the nest.

One of our favourite Australian Brush Turkeys, Brendan, photo-bombed the Bar-shouldered Doves photo shoot

I don’t think the Rainbow Lorikeet knew that a Musk Lorikeet was about to give him a good dunking

A Sacred Ibis stood guard while a Royal Spoonbill grabbed a nap

A Sooty Oystercatcher and White-faced Heron enjoyed a day at the beach.

Harmony in the bath

Kates Friday Fun: Harmony

Enjoy a bit of Harmony as you have a look at the selection of birds in the bird baths over the years. Click on any photo to enlarge if it takes your fantasy.

There are three of three here

Thursday Trios #12

An Australian song to scroll through the threes

More bla bla bla bla bla

Debbies quotation inspired image

    “Too often travel, instead of broadening the mind, merely lengthens the conversation.”
    – Elizabeth Drew

Firstly I would like to apologise for not just having one inspired image. I’ll see if slideshow works or not.

This series of a conversation that became rather heated at times. Sitting at the “bar” waiting for your friend to fly in. This is could be how they talked, maybe comparing flights or things they’ve seen. You can put your own conversation to the photos if you want.

Smash it up

Becky’s Square Photo Challenge #SquareUp

Yes smash it up. This is a bit of a sad place in the garden. The place where broken bird baths of the past come to their almost final resting place. One day they may find their way into the bottom of pot plants do aid drainage. Perhaps I could glue them back together. Some may find their way into a pothole on my road as extra fill.

I hope you enjoy the song for the post

Which photo do you like as I could not decide