My Life According to……

Response to The Shoes I Wear

I thought this looked like fun! Using only song names from ONE ARTIST, ie a solo performer, answer these questions. I’m starting as I mean to go on by NOT tagging anyone but I’d love it if anyone wants to have a go – if you do please link to me so I don’t miss it! Try not to repeat a song title if possible. If you have to it’s okay though!!

harry nilsson

Your Artist: Harry Nilsson

Are you male or female: Daddys Song

Describe yourself: Jump Into The Fire

How do you feel about yourself: Spaceman

Describe where you currently live: Old Dirt Road

The first thing you think of when you wake up: Gotta Get Up

If you could go anywhere, where would you go: Over The Rainbow

Your favorite form of transportation: Driving Along

Your best friend is: Cuddly Toy

Your favorite color is: Salmon Falls

What’s the weather like: Open Your Window

If your life were a TV show, what would it be called: You Can’t Do That

What is life to you: The Lottery Song

What is the best advice you have to give: I Guess The Lord Must Be In New York City

If you could change your name, what would it be: Poli High

Your favorite food is: Coconut

My soul’s present condition: Think About Your Troubles

The faults I can bear: Everybody’s Talkin’

How would you describe your love life: Without You

Toys

The word prompt from Franks Tuesday Photo Challenge: Toys

Here are a few of the toys from around my place. Some I have found in Op-shops or at markets or garage sales.

A cute little tip truck a Grandpa probably made for a child.
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This tractor was perhaps a school project.
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A wonderful home made train.
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The pull along horse and rider that my girls played with. I can’t remember where it came from.
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The metal truck was my truck from when I was a toddler. My Mum said that I used to sit on it was push myself around the house.
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I hope you liked my toys

Gulls

The word prompt from city sonnet: Gulls

The Gulls flew while the Cormorants just bobbed about hunting fish
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Soaring majestically in the sky
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Or hurriedly leaving the beach in a tangle of wings
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Or just standing at the waters edge enjoying the sand between the toes.
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Finding a shady spot on the beach on a warm day
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Looking nonchalant
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Or being cheeky
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Enjoying the morning sun
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Or a surprise Gull – an Australian Gull Butterfly
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Black Beans

Franks Tuesday Photo Challenge: Row

Black Bean Trees, Castanospermum australe, are growing on my place. The seed pods can measure up to 100mm in length. Most have three to five beans to a pod. Yes beans in a row.

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Some pods have just a couple. The Black Beans are quite big weighing around 30 grams.
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The leaves and beans are toxic to animals and humans in the raw state. It is great to make tiny canoes from the pods and race them down the river.
Some flowers of the Black Bean Tree. Flowers in a row.
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Getting Close

The theme from Terri: #Macro or Close-up Photography; Is there a difference?

I enjoy getting in close to our world, exploring the small details in nature. Here’s a few photos for your enjoyment.

Macro – The face of a fly
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Macro – The miniature world of fungi and moss
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Close-up – Getting in close with an Ibis.
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Close-up – with a Pelican
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Macro – A rivet head on the Grafton Bridge
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Close-up – the rust on a chain.
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Close-ups or Macros? What do you think?

 

Reflection

The Ragtag Daily Prompt: Reflection

Early morning
A branch upon the shore
Placed by waves
The night before.
Water drifts
Around the wood
In a place
Where ancients stood.
Their time has past
To be never more
Branches still wash
Upon the shore

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Odd Ball – In the Shops

Cee’s Odd Ball Photo Challenge

Here are a couple of things I have found in shops over the past few weeks. Enjoy my Odd Ball photos

A unique jewellery display
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He wants you to come in
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The cafe sure had big bugs
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I told you to put the mannequins away
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Geometry and Windows

Cee’s Fun Foto Challenge Week 1: Photo Geometry, bushes, window, brick, curtain, green, tan, wall, building, dark red, tree

What a selection Cee has chosen for us to pick from. I think it may be several posts if I get the inspiration. This post started off as Geometry but a few Windows appeared.

Some geometry from inside an art work in the Centre Pompidou Paris
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Another art work from the Centre Pompidou – some neon geometry
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Once I thought of geometry, along came some stained glass windows as well. A church in Lyon France
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The wonderful stained glass windows from the Segrada Familia in Barcelona
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