Purple

Who could resist a photo challenge from Nancy Merrill with the theme: Purple

So much Purple, here is a taste. Do you have a favourite?

Berries on a Native vine
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Among the Wisteria flowers
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Another beautiful Native flower
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Caper Water Lilies
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A Purple Swamp Hen
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Inside a Torenia flower
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An orchid flower I think
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The wonderful Native Purple Fringe Lily
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The Native Hyacinth Orchid that grows wild at my place and this year appeared in my garden for the first time
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Thursdays Special: Tradition

At this time of year tradition appears everywhere. In shops, in the streets, houses being lit up with Christmas lights and inside the homes decorations appear.

Here is a bit of my Christmas tradition.

The “tree” goes up and gets decorated.
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The wooden Nativity scene finds its place
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The Christmas bears guard the box full of presents
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and Humphrey gets is hat on
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Have a look at more Traditions from around the world at Lost in Translation

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By firelight

When it comes to fires, it is in the Australian Winter when the fires are most welcome. Summer fires bring dread and foreboding. So Summer is when I dig into the archives to see if there is a fire photo that may fit within Nancy Merrill photographys photo challenge prompt of By Firelight

The fires bring warmth in Winter and also a chance to burn-off some of the fallen debris from the forest that abounds my place. Sometimes I have to reduce the amount of fallen branches and leaves that accumulate around the house and garden.

Here is a bit of By Firelight

A fire blazes well alight
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Flames swirl into the nightfire02_named_binna burra_august 2015

The many colours of the fires show
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Deep within the embers glow
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There is always someone,
Stick in hand,
To poke the embers
Making a sparkling sight
Shooting sparks
Into the dark of night
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Elevation

Join in with Debbie over at Travel with Intent with the word prompt: Elevation

Here is a my Elevations for the photo challenge

The Wattlebird has a good lookout in the coastal heath atop a Banksia
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Pelicans in the harbour will find anywhere to sit
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High in the Pine Tree, a Yellow-tailed Black Cockatoo surveys the best pine cones for dinner
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Houses – Past and Present

Cee’s Black & White Photo Challenge: Houses

I don’t have many livable house photos but I do have some houses that used to be someones home in the past. Here is a slideshow of houses past and present for you to enjoy.

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