This is January 2022

Welcome to a mixed bag of stuff. I have been trying to do things in between rain showers as well as days of rain. As the weather, albeit wet, has given a month of flowers and I have already posted quite a few during the month so there’s not an overload in here.

Not much news to tell so let’s get going shall we?

A January song to scroll to if you wish, a bit of Aussie music.

Where to start….how about we hop straight in with a few frogs. This little beauty, a Broad-palmed Rocket Frog, came into the house one night and was keen to explore. They move quite quickly hence being a rocket frog.

I was about to go to town when I noticed a strange lump on the top of my car. I found a Perons Tree Frog looking back at me. Goodness knows what he was doing there. Relocated to somewhere safer.

The rain during the month has had the waterfalls in the Gibraltar Ranges flowing. This is the Boundary Falls

A lot of the mornings were quite foggy. I love the trees rising out of the fog.

A while ago Graham from Hawaii posted a photo of a Japanese lantern flower, I thought the ones I had were different nut they seemed to be the same. I wonder who had a munch on this one?

There’s quite a bunch of stamens

The cap and the veins are so red which counterpoints the yellow.

This is one of the first flowers on a Hibiscus in my besties garden. It is so lovely again with reds and yellows

I love this orange and pink blush on this Hibiscus in my garden

This Summer the Marigolds have looked a treat

The Purple Gerbera really stand out in the garden

I this is a Livingstone Daisy, a brilliant splash of pink

Not only are flowers pretty in the garden but new leaves on a rose bush stand out as well.

The colour on the shed wall at my besties goes well with the flowers

The hanging pot of Geraniums has flowered well this month

A type of native Frangipanni in it’s stunning white colour

On a walk along a track at Evans Head we found some Wattles flowering possibly Acacia longifolia

There were also some seed pods on the trees as well

A Dragonfly decided to pay a visit to my verandah

The Lemon Migrant Butterflies arrived on their annual migration

I can’t help stalking Blue-banded Bees around the garden. Salvia flowers are a favourite

They like to dive straight in to one of my favorite coloured Salvias.

I had to go down river so I decided to keep driving to Brooms Head hoping to see the Coastal Emus that live down that way. I didn’t see any unfortunately. It wasn’t good weather at the beach and the Crested Terns faced into the wind so their feathers didn’t get too ruffled.

This Australian Pelican was standing on a rock for ages. I wondered what it was doing, then some fishers came over to the fish table to scale and gut their catch. Very soon the Pelican wandered closer.

The Sooty Oystercatches were hanging around looking for a snack to appear.

I haven’t made a silhouette for a while. This is a Male Figbird. The Figbirds have a nest in a Macaranga tree in my besties garden

Here is the female Figbird keeping watch on the power-line

I saw the Restless Flycatcher baby on the wire and soon a parent came to feed a tidbit

More birds on a wire. A Nankeen Kestrel waiting for something to move in the paddock down the road

A Peaceful Dove checking out the swimming pool

Sitting at my desk I had a feeling someone was watching me. A Rainbow Lorikeet was sitting in the tree

A Scarlet Honeyeater all puffed up after a dip in the bird bath

A delightful pairing. A Brown Honeyeater and purple Hibiscus. The Honeyeaters dip their beaks into the back of the flower to get the nectar

A couple of Australian Magpies enjoying the sunset on the roof

The sunset kissed clouds billowing in the west heralding the evening storm

I have never seen a rainbow with the colours so prominent. The storm clouds were getting closer.

Our Moon was just rising in the afternoon. I love the blue sky and the moon

Well the sun is setting over the four tree hill, one of my favourite vistas to witness sunset, so I better get going.

I hope you enjoyed my Changing Season. Join Ju-Lyn and I next month and don’t forget to link your Changing Season post to Ju-Lyns or my post

About The Changing Seasons

The Changing Seasons is a monthly project where bloggers around the world share their thoughts and feelings about the month just gone. We all approach this slightly differently — though generally with an emphasis on the photos we’ve taken during the month.

For many of us, looking back over these photos provides the structure and narrative of our post, so each month is different. Some focus on documenting the changes in a particular project — such as a garden, an art or craft project, or a photographic diary of a familiar landscape.

But in the end, it is your changing season, and you should approach it however works for you.

There are no fixed rules around post length or photo number — just a request that you respect your readers’ time and engagement.

Some “E’s” are here

Cee’s Mid-Week madness Challenge: April Letter E at the beginning or ending of a word

Getting in close and green

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 Butterflyblue triangle butterfly_close_named_binna burra_jan 2018
A Fan Palm leaf prior to openingfern leaf_spikes3_close_home_named_jan 2012
Wonderfully soft mossmoss_hanging01_close_named_june 2014
A bit of a King Parrot190106_blog_challenge_green_king_parrot_feathers
A Green-banded Line Blue Butterfly just sunning on the grasssmall green-banded blue_home_named_april 2013
Pine cones getting ready to growpine tree cones_binna burra_named_aug 2014 - Copy
Water drops are always fascinating water drops_leaf_named_home_jackadgery_feb 2020
Everyone loves a smiling Green Tree Frog190327_wordless_wednesday_green_tree_frog

Close Up

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.
180819_blog challenge_close up_welcome swallow

The Wanderer Butterfly wing has so many patterns and colours
180819_blog challenge_close up_wanderer butterfly wing

The Green Tree Frog seemed happy to see me and my camera
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A Tawny Frogmouth just looking in on what you are doing
tawny frogmouth_face_named_binna burra_nov 2017

This is October: Part Two

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.
frog_named_home_oct 2017

One morning we looked on the verandah and there was a Carpet Snake skin hanging from the rafter. It was over 2 meters long.
snake skin01_named_binna burra_oct 2017

Isn’t the skin beautiful?
snake skin02_named_binna burra_oct 2017

Brush-tailed Possums are coming into the shed. I surprised this one who has a mosquito on its nose.
brush tailed possum_named_home_oct 2017

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.
brush tailed possum_baby_named_home_oct 2017

A Red-necked Wallaby enjoying the morning sun in front of the house.
red necked wallaby_named_home_oct 2017

When you are small and still in the pouch, you have to do some investigating when ever you can.
red necked wallaby_joey_named_home_oct 2017

It was hard to find the grasshopper amongst the leaves.
grasshopper_named_home_oct 2017

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.
bull ants_named_home_oct 2017

These lovely ant enjoyed walking about the plants looking for whatever ants look for.
ant_named_home_oct 2017

The Wolf Spider and the Millipede inside escaping the rain.
spider_centipede_named_home_oct 2017

Further up the wall a Huntsman observed the carry on below.
huntsman spider_named_home_oct 2017

Looking among a timber stack, I disturbed a Huntsman Spider having a rest.
huntsman sipider_named_binna burra_oct 2017

Look at the mouth of this butterfly.
butterfly04_named_home_oct 2017

The inside wings of a Ringed Xenica. The first time I have seen a Ringed Xenica on my place.
ringed xenica_wings open_named_home_oct 2017

The outer wings of the Ringed Xenica are far more showy
ringed xenica_wings closed_named_home_oct 2017

The Native Stingless Bees get right inside of the Dietes to get the nectar or pollen.
dietis_native bees_named_home_oct 2017

This fly may look quite pretty but boy can they bite.
fly_named_home_oct 2017

Just resting on a leaf before buzzing off to buzz around the house or just annoy people.
fly_named_binna burra_oct 2017

A dragonfly enjoying the sunshine.
dragonfly_yellow_named_home_oct 2017

Some dragonflies being “friendly”
dragonflies_mating_named_home_oct 2017

Ready for Part Three?