Frank at Dutch goes the Photo’s word prompt: Time

I had some
to ask.

I went to ask
a bee
flowers, honey and
things all bee.
The Bee said
“Sorry I don’t
have time”

I went to ask
a Golden Whistler
about a song,
a whistle
in my head
The Whistler said
“Sorry I don’t
have time”
180318_time_golden whistler

I went to ask
a Lewins Honeyeater
the taste of
a Bromiliad.
The Lewins Honeyeater said
“Sorry I don’t
have time”
180318_time_lewins honeyeater

I looked around
with questions
in my head.
Questions of
bees and nectar.
Of songs
of Golden Whistlers.
Of the sweet taste
in flowers
from the Lewins Honeyeater.
No one had

From the green
I heard a
“Sit yourself
inquiring mind,
I have Time”

The Force of Water

Frank from Dutch goes the Photo word prompt: Forces

Near my property, sometimes the Clarence River rages when the rains are here and the rivers flow is enhanced. The Clarence River at Lilydale can flow at a sedate 8mgs/day and sometimes a summer flow may get to 12,000mgs/day. Today after some considerable rain fall, the river is flowing at over 20,000mgs/day.  When the flood waters hit the river levels rise to over 100,000mgs/day. Once the flood flows reach Grafton, they can be at 5,000,000mgs/day

Here are some flood flows showing the forces of water in action.

The Clarence River at Lilydale on a lovely day. The river is a bit higher than normal flow.

A minor flood flow. The bridge was constructed low so when flood flows occur, the rivers debris doesn’t impact on the bridge.

This is a bit of a lower flow. The water is making waves as it flows over the  old wooden bridge.
lilydale bridge_floodwater

The Bottlebrush trees are able to withstand the flood flows as the have supple trunks and bend with the flow.

Yes. That is 4 meters above the level of the bridge

The changing hills

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

This is on the road on my way home. This vantage point overlooks the valley where my property is, with the Great Dividing Range in the background. My place isn’t in the photos. It is further to the right.

Here is the many changes I have taken over the past few years coming home in the afternoon.

A relatively sunny day

The mist in the valley

Storm clouds brewing
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A hazy yellow sunset

A bright yellow sunset

Sunset with a bit of heat

A red hot sunset
180228_hills_red hot sunset

Green Shapes

The word prompt from Frank at Dutch goes the Photo for the Tuesday Photo Challenge: Shape

A spiky green shape

Soft green shape on the forest floor
180221_shapes_mossy rocks

A tropical green shape

Green shapes on a tree

Water drops making green shapes on the palm leaf
180221_shapes_water drops


The Tuesday Photo Challenge from Frank is Decay

TThe old tin drum has seen better days


The box of crayons are a bit decayed by the sun


A once colourful Geranium


The Paw Paw leaf is almost ready to drop to the ground


Mrs Flora once stood tall & colourful in the garden





Another Message

Dutch goes the Photo word prompt Message inspired me and I just had to put this photo up again.

170425_juxtaposition_teddy cage

I saw this on the street in Ballina, a town just up the road a ways. At the time, and still now a couple of years later, it is a silent protest at the Australian Government holding refugee children in detention.