For Cee’s Fun Foto Challenge using the letters Ap I have dug out my photos of Aperitivo from my Italian adventure in 2015.
“Perhaps our favorite Italian tradition is the aperitivo, a drink/light meal that takes place at the end of the workday as a kind of warm up to dinner.” from The Art of Aperitivo
Aperitivo in Bologna
Aperitivo in Naples
Cee’s Fun Foto Challenge Teddy Bears Dolls Toys had me thinking what is the most interesting here.
The girls have left home but every Christmas I get out the Christmas toys who take their place guarding the box of Christmas presents.
Many people may know that I also have an elephant collection (see my blog) So it is only fitting that Humphrey gets involved in Christmas as well
Cee’s Fun Foto Challenge: Glasses, Cups Saucers.
We enjoy a cup of tea in the garden. These cups seem to make the tea taste just right.
Cee’s Fun Foto Challenge of Hot and/or Cold.
The end of a hot day
It is Winter in Australia so it is time to have some fires to keep warm
Hope you are feeling warm and cosy now.
I have gone for a plant theme for Cee’s Fun Foto Challenge: All One Colour look here for other fabulous all one colour photos.
Some photos are close, some are just some of my favourites.
My abstract banana leaf
The red leaf of the Red Cordyline
The old Fan Palm frond
The fern frond all in a line
I love Zinnias
Red berries in the morning sun
The wonderful yellow Day Lily
One of my favourite Australian native plant, the Purple Fringe Lily
Isolated Subjects is the theme for Cee’s Fun Foto Challenge.
The cemetery at Clunes New South Wales has a nice outlook
During a flood, many items get isolated.
The hay bale floating down the Clarence River at Grafton
The tower of the boat shed on the banks of the Clarence River at Grafton
The Spangled Drongo sitting on the nest high in the tree.
Cee’s fun foto challenge Winter – Water
Looking through my photos, my winter photos don’t really reflect winter at all. I guess winter here isn’t the same elsewhere. I don’t get snow, only two or three frosty days and it rarely gets to 0 degrees. So I am just doing water for this challenge.
I like to photograph water especially when there are interesting reflections on the waters surface.
The sunset adds to the wonderful colours.
The ripples and colours make a certain mysterious affect.
And sometimes a ghostly visage makes an appearance
Late afternoon on a cloudy day and a bit of a breeze with water lilies covering the water surface
Every now and then the part of Australia I live in has floods. The Clarence River can be spectacular when the floodwaters come. This is the River gauge showing how high the water rises.
Here are what some buildings look like. This is the tower on top of the boat shed.
At least it is dry in the pub
Here are the steps going up to the pub when the water isn’t covering them. The bottom of the steps are about 1 meter above normal river level.
This what the Clarence River looks like near my place many kilometers upstream
The floodwaters empty into the ocean creating foam that washes onto the beaches and rocks.
A while ago we were in Lismore, a town nearby, and I just too some random photos of some things in a park. Some were just the thing for Cee’s Fun Foto Challenge
A close up of a World War 2 gun.
A bell that is encased in a metal surround. As you can see, it still doesn’t stop the pigeons.
Summer has gone in Australia. Summers are hot in my part of the country.
Sometimes it feels like the sky is on fire
Now is time when the evenings are cool to have a fire outside
I looked at a lot of photos to get the right one for Cee’s Fun Foto Challenge. Then I remembered the lovely “girl” who has been living in my house for around three weeks now. She has been moving from room to room and every morning I like to go looking for her. Today she is in the hallway and in a great spot to help me take part in the photo challenge.
Here she is
Isn’t she lovely. A Huntsman who is harmless and helps keep other insects out of my house. She loves cockroaches and other insects. They catch their prey by leaping as Huntsman Spiders don’t make a web.
Here is a photo so you can have some idea of her size
I didn’t want to get too close in case she ran away.