Cee’s Fun Foto Challenge: Real vs Fake
Cee’s Mid-Week madness Challenge: April Letter E at the beginning or ending of a word
Terri’s Sunday Stills: Up #Close and personal to #Green
A bit of variety of green, some old, some new images of getting up close and personal.
A green leaf accompanied by a Blue-triangle Butterfly
A Fan Palm leaf prior to opening
Wonderfully soft moss
A bit of a King Parrot
A Green-banded Line Blue Butterfly just sunning on the grass
Pine cones getting ready to grow
Water drops are always fascinating
Everyone loves a smiling Green Tree Frog
This is where you can find all sorts of wonderful macro photo Sunshine’s Macro Monday
This little frog is rather big at 25mm in length or almost one inch
The prompt from Sue: Give Us a Smile
There is always a smile ready, especially from Gus
or a Green Tree Frog
A bit of Oz Rock from the sixties
The word prompt on the Tuesday Photo Prompt: Close Up
I love close up photography. So many photos to choose from so here is just a few of my Close Ups
The Welcome Swallow was just as interested in what I was doing as I him.
The Wanderer Butterfly wing has so many patterns and colours
The Green Tree Frog seemed happy to see me and my camera
A Tawny Frogmouth just looking in on what you are doing
The Daily Post word prompt: Smile
A smile given
Infectious and wholesome
Part Two will be the animals, reptile, amphibians and insects I came across in October
I put out a bowl with water for animals that come around the house for drinks when the weather is warm. I found a frog in the bowl which needed to be rescued. I think it is a Common Eastern Froglet.
One morning we looked on the verandah and there was a Carpet Snake skin hanging from the rafter. It was over 2 meters long.
Isn’t the skin beautiful?
Brush-tailed Possums are coming into the shed. I surprised this one who has a mosquito on its nose.
I set the live trap as the Brush-tailed Possums are getting into the roof cavity. I heard a crash on the verandah and saw a mother Possum with a baby on her back so I set the trap off. I can’t believe I actually gave the piece of apple to the baby.
A Red-necked Wallaby enjoying the morning sun in front of the house.
When you are small and still in the pouch, you have to do some investigating when ever you can.
It was hard to find the grasshopper amongst the leaves.
The Bull Ants know when you are about. Time for a quick photo as they Bull Ants poured out from the nest, running away before they ran up my legs.
These lovely ant enjoyed walking about the plants looking for whatever ants look for.
The Wolf Spider and the Millipede inside escaping the rain.
Further up the wall a Huntsman observed the carry on below.
Looking among a timber stack, I disturbed a Huntsman Spider having a rest.
Look at the mouth of this butterfly.
The inside wings of a Ringed Xenica. The first time I have seen a Ringed Xenica on my place.
The outer wings of the Ringed Xenica are far more showy
The Native Stingless Bees get right inside of the Dietes to get the nectar or pollen.
This fly may look quite pretty but boy can they bite.
Just resting on a leaf before buzzing off to buzz around the house or just annoy people.
A dragonfly enjoying the sunshine.
Some dragonflies being “friendly”
Ready for Part Three?
The Thursday Photo Challenge from Lost in Translation is Vision
Today, I took a walk on my property mainly to pull out weeds but as usual had my camera with me, just in case. When walking about you have to have vision as so many things happen or can be seen. Here is a snapshot of what I saw today just a few meters from my house.
I love finding things as I walk. Isn’t this small blue rock unusual?
Always keep an eye out when you walk about as there are a few things that can bite or sting in the Australian bush.
Isn’t the little garden on the old log just magical?
A few twitters in the garden and there was the Silvereye sitting among the branches.
A flash of yellow caught my eye as it flew past and the Golden Whistler landed on a branch nearby.
A jump among the leaves caught my attention and the little Broad Palmed Frog was looking at me as well.
I hope you enjoyed a quick walkabout with me.
What a weekend!! Decided to go to Brunswick Heads for breakfast….well a late breakfast….and after getting into Bruns, found that my favourite “secret” parking spot, under the trees, was gone….as was parking in general.
What is going on? A glance towards the sky soon resolved the mystery……it was the Kites and Bikes Festival. Yep, all around were all manner of folk on decorated bikes, bikes of all descriptions….even a six wheeler with room for three people to peddle!! Plus small children on the own bikes all tarted up, some trailing their little kites or the parents trotting along beside loaded up with kites, picnic baskets, blankets and folding chairs.
Once a yummy breakfast in Conti…..my favourite place for brekkie in Brunswick Heads…was eaten, we headed down to the river and beach to see the vast array of kites.
There were so many kites of all sorts shapes and colours…….so lets have a look at a few shall we?
The Tiger had good reason to have a concerned look on its face….too close to the trees!!! But it did look like the kite was stalking the bloke in the tree who came to save it
There was a dragon whizzing around the sky………
The frog was just wonderful as it hopped about…….
Even the afternoon storm building didn’t keep the smile off the little orange smiley kite
So, that was the day of kites…..so many kites of all sizes flown by people of all sizes, ages and everyone had a great time.