A few F’s

Cee’s Mid-week Madness Challenge: April Alphabet – F at the beginning or end of a word

Fog

Begonia leaf

Fence

Figbird eating a Fig

Fighting ants

Leaf

Roof

Calf

Behind bars

Ragtag Daily Prompt Wednesday: Security

The security of an iron gate

A pointy fence will keep them out

Yes I know, but it’s for your own good

Keeping the garden safe

The cage is security for you as well as us

Just make sure you shut the gate

Get some perspective

Becky’s Square Photo Challenge: Past Squares

Don’t Think I have delved into the #PerspectiveSquare yet, so why not.

Looking at Blue Ginger Flowers with a Blue-banded Bee scrunched in for a snack

My front fence

Looking down the road from my front gate

I know, don’t play with matches

Across a misty paddock

An Australian Pelican and his reflection

One to test your eyes

Square Trees #14 – Tree or fence

Becky’s Square Photo Challenge July: Square Tree

Your tree song for today

A tree I found a while ago and went to rediscover if it was still there. Just goes to show that nature wins some of the time. You can see where the fencing wire went along the tree or perhaps they drilled through the small tree to use a s a fence post.

When the landowner re-fenced, I am glad they left the tree there and put in posts either side of this remarkable Spotted Gum Tree.

The snake and the fence

OK. I reckon you would have guessed by the heading that there may be a photo of a snake in this post.

I do thank you for your bravery in opening the post those of you who do want to see but don’t want to see.

A bit of an idea of what you will encounter if you do travel further into my world.

  1. Green Tree Snakes have no fangs and no venom. They are very reluctant to bite but if provoked it will rise up, inflate its throat and body, and make a stink from its anal glands – so best not to get too close.
  2. Snake skin is not slimy. It is dry and is made up of keratin.
  3. They are thin and about 1 to 1.5 meters long.

The one you are about to encounter I found on a neighbours fence as I was driving home. As the Green Tree Snake was on a barbed wire fence it is good to check to make sure they are OK and not hooked up on the barbs.

“Excuse me, do you need a hand over there on that barbed wire fence?”

“Who? Me?”

“Nah mate, she’ll be right. I best be off.”

“OK then, maybe I’ll see over at my place. The coming cooler weather has made the mice think it’s time to set up house somewhere warm, where there’s snacks. My pantry would be a good place to hang out for a few days if you’re headed my way.”

You can see the size of this harmless little fellow compared to the gauge of the fencing wire which is 8 gauge. Sorry I don’t know what they call that size now-a-days. Thanks for getting to the end even if fast scrolling was involved.

Going into the yard

Ragtag Daily Prompt Sunday: Yard

In the older cattle yards

And to the new yards

Even some birds have a yard. Satin Bowerbirds hang in their yard and have a dance while singing a tune

A photo of my yard not all that long ago

A peek into a yard in Rome

Some yards are big enough for a horse

Didn’t think of shipyard until the last moment

Someones front yard

A rather eccentric front yard

A bit of a drive through the front yard to get to the house

Please shut the gate

There is always a restful seat in my other yard