Sunrise

The word prompt from Frank at Dutch goes the Photo: Sunrise

Living in the bush I don’t get to see many sunrises or sunsets although I can catch a glimmer of the splendid wonder of a colourful sky through the trees. So when I am out I hope to catch a sunrise.

This is what I see from my verandah
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I caught this sunrise at the end of my road when I was heading off to town one morning
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But it is much better when I have the chance to get away and watch the sunrise over the sea
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Unexpected

The word prompt from Dr Katherines Mundane Monday: Unexpected

I was taking some photos of the banana flowers. The colours looked lovely and there was a few insects about

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It wasn’t until I had a look on the computer screen of a close-up that I realised something unexpected. I had witnessed an Assassin Bug about to make short work of  an ant
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Puzzled looks

The word prompt from Debbie at Travel With Intent: Puzzle

I was puzzled at what I could post for this photo challenge, If I am puzzled, so must many other things.

Some puzzled looks
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What’s in a Name?

V.J.’s Weekly Challenge #38: What’s in a Name

V.J. asks “As I type up each week’s summary, creating links to various blogs, I am struck by how different blog names are, and compelled to ask: what’s in a name? Specifically, your blog name.”

My blog name comes from years ago when I was referred to as bushboy as I live in the Australian bush. The term bush is used for anywhere outside of cities. More specifically I live among the trees with birds and animals. The word bush means means different things to different people. Going bush is getting away from everything to a place of peace and being at one with nature. It is not a geographical term it is an evocative feeling.

I asked Twitter what does the bush mean to them. I had a couple of replies

“It’s the ‘real’ but often overlooked Australia; an incredible network of life that sustains our existence and makes our continent unique.”

“I think “the bush” has meaning in terms of what it’s NOT .. that being “the city”. It’s simple generic imparts a non stated overall “unknown” and perhaps even “unknowable””
“Harsh paradise”

“The Australian bush is a varied description that can apply to forested areas or equally to arid areas with little more than just some bushes or somewhere in between but regardless it’s a natural area with little influence from humans”

“Untouched by greedy developers and self interested entrepreneurs”

“Ancient unique wild lands that underpin everything I love about being Australian as opposed to just being another citizen of the planet”

“Home”

 

The world part is just that. In bushboys world it is all about my little part of the world and occasionally other parts of our world where I have travelled, but mainly it is all about my place in Australia, my town, the beaches and the rural land where I live.

Trees surround my house and are in my garden. I live in the forest but forestboy doesn’t have the same feeling that is within me. So I am bushboy and this is my world.

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This is February 2019

February didn’t see me taking many photos. I was feeling rather uninspired and a bit flat. A lot of things were happening and I think that a lack of rainfall was one of the reasons I didn’t get out and about finding new and wonderful things to share.

So this month it isn’t a case of getting a cuppa or snacks. I won’t take up too much of your time so scroll on folks

Perhaps this shopping cart sums up my month.
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With the heat and lack of rain, the fire crews were doing their best to make sure everyone was safe. From my besties place near the airport, the fire crews and the spotting helicopter flew out every morning.
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An angel of the sky, the Sky Crane does wonders in helping the ground crews put out the fires. We watched as it flew out in the mornings and back in late evening.
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Enough of the gloom. Here’s a Koala climbing a tree. It looks like he has Koala shorts on too.koala_tree_climbing_caniaba_feb 2019

The ever present Australian Raven finding a snack in the garden outside the Art Gallery
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I had to include the inquisitive Pacific Heron who was frog hunting on my dam.
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The Bar-shouldered Dove doesn’t look all that impressed with the White-throated Honeyeaters sharing the bird bath
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Up close a Bar-shouldered Dove looks quite pretty even if the wind is ruffling feathers.
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Every morning and evening, the Ibis fly over the house either to feeding grounds or to their roosts.
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A Silver Gull takes a walk along the beach
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There is nothing better that laying under the shade of a Pandanus Tree on a hot day at the beach.
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Remember the little Sand Crab. Well here he is again
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The little Blue-banded Bees are buzzing around the garden checking out the Pentas flowers.
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Despite the hot dry weather, the butterflies are returning to the garden. The Orchard Butterflies enjoy the Pentas too.orchard swallowtail_butterfly_pentas_garden_home_jackadgery_feb 2019
At night, the outside Velvet Geckos hang around getting their snacks from the insects hanging around the light that spills from the house onto the verandahs.gecko_window_named_home_jackadgery_feb 2018

The Full Moon reflecting on the water with a rare rain shower at night.
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I wonder if the mural or the lock on the door came first.
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OK the sun is setting and here you are at the end already.sunset_yellow_orange_caniaba_feb 2019

I hope you found a favourite