It’s cool in the shade

The Lens-Artists Challenge #152: Shades and Shadows

Chilling in the shade

At the beach

At the markets

Under the car

On the verandah on a hot day

Always can find a place in the shade

The world of shadows

Looking through my window

Shadows on the sand

The two of us feeling tall

Taking a stroll along the beach chasing your shadow

Waiting for morning tea

Bits of yellow everywhere

Cee’s Midweek Madness Challenge – June Colour: Yellow

He thought I was sitting there

Debbies Six Word Saturday

I must admit that I thought everyone know what Six Word Saturday was all about. In case you may want to join in, here’s Debbies “rules”

“Now over to all of you. Do come and join us in our Saturday six-word musings.

I’ll admit that many of us openly break the numeric rule and share far more words (all excellent of course!) so the key rule is to have a title of six words – and then create around that the post that you desire! Perhaps in bunches of 6 words if you’re feeling inspired.

To join the challenge, please put a link in your post to the URL of this post. Then come back here and leave us a comment. If you have any problems with linking, just put your own URL into the comment. And do feel free to socialise digitally – tweet, instagram, flickr, etc. with the hashtags #SixWordSaturday and #6WS.”

Join in if you feel so inspired

5 Minutes ago – 12 June

Hammad’s Weekend Sky #31

A bit later in the morning today. The Sun is still low in the sky and almost right in front of where I take my photos. Today there are some clouds that I liked so I have included three photos this morning. The weather is starting to get cold at night. 3C last night and on Wednesday night there was snow on the ranges above my house.

Here is your sky song.

Aren’t the clouds lovely

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.