Debbie’s One Word Sunday: Cross
Who would dare cross?
Debbie’s One Word Sunday: Cross
Who would dare cross?
Cee’s Fun Foto Challenge: Water
Images of water
during a flood
water birds, Darters, enjoying the water
water over rocks
and of course who couldn’t omit a happy Water Dragon
The word prompt from Nancy’s Photo a Week Challenge: Water
Why do I say the faces of water?
Water can have a calm face to look at for ages.
The calm face of the gentle ripple of waves at sunrise
The raging face of floodwaters pounding down the river
The reflective face of water lapping at the hulls of boats
The lonely face hanging from a thread of web
and sometimes the water actually shows its’ face
The word prompt from Bren: Photo for the Week – 6 – Country Roads
As I live in the country, I often travel country roads. Here’s a selection of roads near my place that always go to somewhere.
Along the roads near my place, sometimes there aren’t any fences so signs are helpful.
Up the road a way, at times the valley is lush and the road just winds along through the countryside
Some long roads that are dead ends, the postie prefers all the mail boxes in one place.
The road just seems to go on forever
And sometimes the road can end abruptly when there’s a flood
It’s not only vehicles that use the road. I disturbed a Wedge-tailed Eagle having a snack on the side of the road.
But best of all, the road that leads to home
Sometimes a roof is all you can see when the flood waters roll into town. The control box for the rowing and other water events in my city of Grafton, stands above the flood water. The railing to the left is on the roof of the shed that houses the rowing boats. The boats are safe and sound in the park, where the photo was taken, out of harms way. Across the river in the background, the levee keeps the houses, shops and industry of South Grafton safe.
Probably not many flood photos at Beckys. Drop in and find out.
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.
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
There are lots of Water photos. Go ahead and have a look at Cee’s place.
There is some water we like and some water we don’t.
Flood water in Grafton
The washing up
Heading out of the river mouth at Yamba
A beach on a grey day
Setting course for parts unknown
Isolated Subjects is the theme for Cee’s Fun Foto Challenge.
The cemetery at Clunes New South Wales has a nice outlook
During a flood, many items get isolated.
The hay bale floating down the Clarence River at Grafton
The tower of the boat shed on the banks of the Clarence River at Grafton
The Spangled Drongo sitting on the nest high in the tree.
April. An Autumn month where the hot days give way to warm days, a hint of rain and cool nights. Migratory birds stop off, some plants flower and the weather is great for getting into the garden.
My garden helpers. Well maybe not all the time but they can help out with the insect control. They are constantly digging somewhere.
The end of March saw floods around the region and as a result, the floodwaters that entered the ocean caused the beaches to become foamy wonders. Here is a selection of the water at Sharpes Beach near Ballina.
I love the structural shapes in cacti
Some cacti were flowering
Other flowers bloomed in their own showy way. The camellias were beautiful this year.
Other flowers were just as spectacular
The Hibiscus is one of my favourites
The deep red of the Dahlia is stunning
The bees are loving the Pentas.
The fungi were everywhere in March but now just the few last fungi are popping up here and there. This is a wonderful pink fungi.
It looks almost planetary from the top don’t you think?
On a young eucalypt I found this amazing growth which I was informed is called Witches Broom. The ants seem to enjoy scurrying over it.
I have had a visitor in my house since early this year. She has been moving from room to room but has moved into the laundry. She is the biggest Huntsman Spider I have ever seen. When she stretches her legs she has a 16cm span. How big is your hand?
One day out in the garden, I dug out some old plants and also dug out a spider. At first I thought it was a Funnel Web Spider but it was a Mouse Spider. Both species of spider are quite venomous. It was too fussed about being disturbed.
The Line Blue Butterfly stopped for a rest on the hanging pot support.
The Eastern Yellow Robins have been zooming around the garden chasing one another. The female Robin sat on the bush just outside of the window. I think she was looking in the window.
The Yellow-faced Honeyeaters have returned for the winter.
The Plumed Whistling-Ducks have also come to rest for a while. I found a large flock in Waterview Heights, a outer suburb of Grafton. They were walking up and down the edge of a dam, chatting among themselves.
The ever present Kookaburra is not far away when I am digging in the garden, either sitting in a tree or like this bloke, on a fence post.
That was a bit of Bushboys World in April. Hope you liked stopping by.
Cee’s fun foto challenge Winter – Water
Looking through my photos, my winter photos don’t really reflect winter at all. I guess winter here isn’t the same elsewhere. I don’t get snow, only two or three frosty days and it rarely gets to 0 degrees. So I am just doing water for this challenge.
I like to photograph water especially when there are interesting reflections on the waters surface.
The sunset adds to the wonderful colours.
The ripples and colours make a certain mysterious affect.
And sometimes a ghostly visage makes an appearance
Late afternoon on a cloudy day and a bit of a breeze with water lilies covering the water surface
Every now and then the part of Australia I live in has floods. The Clarence River can be spectacular when the floodwaters come. This is the River gauge showing how high the water rises.
Here are what some buildings look like. This is the tower on top of the boat shed.
At least it is dry in the pub
Here are the steps going up to the pub when the water isn’t covering them. The bottom of the steps are about 1 meter above normal river level.
This what the Clarence River looks like near my place many kilometers upstream
The floodwaters empty into the ocean creating foam that washes onto the beaches and rocks.
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