This months Life in Colour: Green
Jude asked that “It’s easy to find shades of green in nature, but what else can you discover?” So my quest is to find a few things that aren’t nature. Should I struggle? What do you think? This post will be a little green.
A cart so green
with eggs so clean
Street art green
must be seen
Don’t be mean
shoot that green
Lost it’s sheen
now a green
Italian shutters green
must be seen
Art piece of choice
green or turquoise
Terri’s Sunday Stills: A Rosy Outlook
I was wondering what I should post – perhaps flowers, perhaps berries, perhaps man made stuff or blimey lets go with all of them.
Ahhh….November. A mix of wanting to get out and take a few photos, don’t go as it’s getting rather hot out there, look isn’t that interesting and a bit of general ambivalence.
This months song may not be for everyone. A really good 70’s band, Pavlov’s Dog had some wonderful music but the singer, David Surkamp’s voice wasn’t for everyone. I hope you give the song a chance as you scroll around bushboys world.
There was a small amount of rain during November but the last week was not to very hot. It was 41C on the verandah a couple of days ago and it’s been in the high 30’s. Those brief showers bought out this frog, a Tylers Tree Frog, who was on the back door getting out of the rain or maybe getting snacks from the insects attracted to the lights inside the house.
The bird bath at my besties has a work out too. There was a number of Brown Honeyeaters swooping around and having fun
A Mistletoe Bird in the early morning light which brightened it’s red breast.
A female Rufus Whistler was singing out for her mate.
He wasn’t far away and was singing back. They have a wonderful song that resonates through the bush.
A Scarlet Honeyeater found the Bottlebrush flowers
and the Honey Gem Grevillea. Not long after I took this photo, a Noisy Friarbird who thinks they own that part of the garden swooped in frightening the little Scarlet Honeyeater off.
No the Spangled Drongo isn’t broken!! One hot day a Spangled Drongo decided to have a dip in the old pool and hang out to dry.
This is what a Spangled Drongo looks like when it feels a bit regal.
Tiny, the resident King Parrot, sat on the old Tree Fern trunk in the garden as I was going outside doing a number of poses.
This mad Little Friarbird sat on the window sill outside of my office window for ages just squawking and carrying on. I eventually gave up and went elsewhere to escape the constant noise.
These purple flowers haven’t opened yet and this is a large bud I guess
The Cactus in the pot flowered and flowered for most of the month.
I love the colour of this rose
A little creeper slowly trying to get a foothold. Hope the hot weather doesn’t set it back. The flower is about 5mm across
Here is a big part of the garden I don’t show often. This is an Elkhorn Fern. The fronds can get to 90cm or about 36 inches. It is an epiphyte. I attached a small piece to the tree around twenty years ago. It has endured some hardships but now looks great. Around 1 meter in height and girth and still growing. From this one there are quite a number of small plants growing around the garden and into the bush.
A delicate native pea flower. Again a tiny flower almost 10mm in diameter
The Billy Bonkers Grevillea has been flowering non-stop even through Winter. Each of those red striped parts of the flower is about the size of a match head.
I went over to the dam in the afternoon perhaps to capture a photo like the one with the little frog in the flower. I didn’t know at the time that I managed to get a spider, this time on the flower stalk.
The Flame Tree’s leaves are a favourite for a caterpillar or other leaf chewing insect.
This is a new Native Bee to add to my list of Australian Native Bees. I discovered this one, a Gold-tipped Leafcutter Bee, at my besties place
I snuck up on the Orchard Swallowtail Butterfly while it was busy with it’s head inside of the Agapanthus flower.
I haven’t seen the wallabies around the house much over Winter. After the fires the vegetation growth has been amazing so they have lots of feed elsewhere. Do you remember the Joey and Mum I was feeding after the fires? Here she is with the little one almost grown and too big to get into the pouch any more.
I just love this Holden Ute. These were the first cars built in Australia in the late 1940’s early 50’s, the Holden FX and FJ Models. My elder brother owned a FJ sedan of the same model as this one
Thanks for stopping by and having a look through my world in November. Did you have a favourite photo?
Also for Su’s Changing Seasons
The Weekly Prompts Wednesday Challenge: The Car Wash
has been glum
dark and light
in the car wash
maybe a fright
yellow and red
up and down
stop and begin
down the screen
once more clean
Also for Jez’s Water, Water everywhere #42
Ragtag Daily Prompt Wednesday: Zephyr
James was quite happy that Dad said they would go and look at cars. James had his licence for only a few weeks buy Dad thought he was ready to have his own car.
“This is exciting,” said James, “Imagine me driving to my friends place in my flash car.”
They got into the family Holden station wagon which had seen better days. Three kids jumping around on the back seat, the smell of Sam the smelliest dog in the world Mum reckoned and a front bench seat that had seem better days. There was a story that one night, before they were married, Dad put the front seat into the recline position so he and Mum be more comfortable watching the movie at the Drive-In. Trouble was he couldn’t get the seat back upright again so he had to hang onto the steering wheel and drive. Mum opted to get into the back seat.
“Which car yard are we going to Dad? asked James.
“Not a car yard,” said Dad, “I have a mate who is selling his car as he doesn’t drive it as much any more.”
“I hope it’s a great car with all the stuff I’d love in a car,” James said. “What colour is it?”
“I think he said it was white.” James looked crestfallen. Noticing the look Dad said “but the interior is red” “Apparently it is quite a reliable car which will be good,” Dad said. “I don’t want to be fixing your stuff forever.”
“Is it a auto or has it manual gears,” James said hoping for a manual as they were more fun to drive. A manual dad said as they neared their destination. As they drew up to the front of Dave’s place, there was the car, gleaming white in the drive and the chrome dazzled.
James just sat there, mouth open. What the fuck is that he thought. That’s not a car, it’s a relic from some bygone forgotten era.
Dad and Dave started to wax lyrical about the virtues of the Ford Zephyr while James thought about what his friends were going to say.
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There were quite a lot of Zephyrs manufactured in Australia from the 1950’s to around 1962 from English specifications. Australia went a bit further and built Zephyr Station Wagons and Utes modifying the English designs. (source https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Ford_Zephyr)
I thought I would do a re-post for Lisa’s Bird Weekly Photo Challenge. This week is Domesticated Birds
Also for Ragtag Daily Prompt Friday: Again
I often go outside to do things around the house such as splitting firewood, or a bit of gardening, work on the car for instance. Sometimes I get asked “Where have you been? You’ve been gone for ages and lunch/dinner is ready.” Or “What has taken you so long? You were just going to split a wheelbarrow of firewood.”
Well, you see I have some helpers. Oh, so you have helpers I hear you say. So it shouldn’t take you very long to do stuff if there are helpers!!!
My helpers are always there whenever I go outside, ready to be with me to see what they can do to make my jobs a lot easier. Yes, everywhere I go they always tag along to make sure I do a good job.
This is how they help in the garden.
Just so you know I had put a small plant in the garden right there.
“Did you say something?” she said.
At the chopping block. I am always telling them to watch out as a block of wood flies off the block.
“Hey. Got any white ants or bugs up here?” If I stop to get another block to split, there is always a chook up there!
Now you would think that working on the car, compressor going, the sound of air tools and perhaps a bit of language from me, would be not the place to be wouldn’t you?
“I think I’ll settle in here for a while.”
I love my chooks and don’t really mind with their “help”……most of the time.
Maria’s Photo a Day Challenge – May 7: Park