Cee’s Fun Foto Challenge: Letter I

For Cee’s Fun Foto Challenge I am going to take liberty with the Letter I. I could have selected some of many Insect photos or other bits of nature starting with the letter I. But no, this Fun Foto Challenge is the word In.

In the bird bath. A Eastern Yellow Robin
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In the bird bath. A Magpie
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In the bird bath. An Eastern Whipbird
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In the bird bath. Noisy Miners
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In the bird bath. A Thornbill
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In the bird bath. White-throated Treecreepers
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In the bird bath. Eastern Whipbirds sure like to splash about.
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I is also for Indignant
“Do you mind……I’m taking a bath here”
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“Hey you….yeah you with the camera. A bit of privacy please”
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For more Fun Fotos from other photographers check out the Letter I

I am also going to cheeky and slip another blog onto Dutch goes the Photos Birds

Tuesday Photo Challenge: Bird – The Gull

When Frank proposed the topic of Bird I said I was only going to do one but I had to add another. This is the photo that came to mind from Franks Gull prompt photo.

The Gull in Venice
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There are more Bird photos here

Tuesday Photo Challenge: Bird

What a photo challenge from Frank at Dutch goes the Photo. Bird. I am going to be good and stick to the topic of Bird. Yes just one bird photo. This is the last bird I photographed. I decided to do this so I didn’t wade through thousands of photos of birds.

This is a Green Catbird
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Have a listen to why they are called Catbirds here

Enjoy all the other birds from around the world at Dutch goes the Photo

Stones

Frank has set the photo challenge of Stones. I know I have posted these before but they are stones that represent a part of the history of Australia. Many years ago, the Indigenous people of the land, that I now call my place, used to trek through this land. They may have been following the seasons. Walking from the Mann River to the Clarence River to perhaps trade with the other peoples from the other parts of the Clarence Valley. Someone took the time to fashion a hand axe from the stones that I still find here. This stone axe fits perfectly in my hand and I would be able to use it today. The edge is very sharp.
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This stone is the one that would have been used to chip off the edge of the axe. Again a tool that fits very comfortably in my hand.
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Here is both together where you can see the edge of the axe
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Thanks for reading my Stones. The Indigenous culture is thousands of years old. I have no idea how old these tools are. European settlement in my area has been over 100 years. I am privileged to hold these tools knowing I have the past history living in my home. Thank you Frank for allowing me to tell the story.

One day in the Pink Euodia

I just had to do another blog for Franks Tuesday Photo Challenge: Pink

The Pink Euodia, an Australian native tree in my garden, attracts birds when the beautiful flowers are blooming.

Here is a Rainbow Lorikeet enjoying the flowers
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The delightful Scarlet Honeyeater loves the pink blossoms
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Here they come

Frank has chosen Pink as the theme for the Tuesday Photo Challenge. I was going to recycle the paint can but I thought I must have some other pink here somewhere, other than flowers.

I took this photo with an old camera as I wasn’t too sure about taking my best camera aboard the yacht. We were leading the final race home after about 10 days of sailing from Grafton to Iluka on the Clarence River. Suddenly a breeze blew up and all the larger yachts put their spinnakers up and came zooming up behind us. It looked great from our little boat. Unfortunately the wind died and everyone was becalmed so the race was cancelled.

Don’t the yachts look great with their coloured sails?
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Alley

The Tuesday Photo Challenge from Frank at Dutch goes the Photo: Alley

I have gone back in time to my first European tour and to the city of Rovinj in Croatia. It was hard to settle on a couple of photos as I have quite a few alley photos from Europe. I like these ones.

This alley was just up from my hotel. It has just the right amount of colour to lighten the mood of the alley.
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This is one of my favourite photos of Rovinj
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More Bugs

I couldn’t resist posting some more insects in Dutch goes the Photo‘s Tuesday photo challenge as lots of people have enjoyed my previous post Bugs.

I must do a warning before you start perusing this blog – it does contain sex

Here is a Cricket in a Crinum
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The wonderful dragonfly doing a hand..errrr….leg stand on the water plant seed head
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Dragonflies like playing peek-a-boo
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The lovely Caper White Butterfly. They migrate through my place every year.
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Now for the saucy part

Lineblue Butterflies doing their thing in my garden
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Dragonflies doing it on the dam
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A couple of moths transfixed in the cactus garden
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I couldn’t let a blog on insects go without sneaking in a “not really an insect” my beautiful Huntsman Spider who lives in my place. She is now somewhere in the laundry where, I think, she may be hibernating, if spiders do that sort of thing.
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