Life of a Paper Daisy

This is a Xerochrysum viscosum variety, a Summer flowering daisy. It is also known as Sticky Everlasting, Yellow Paper Daisy, Shiny Everlasting or Golden Everlasting Daisy.

Waiting to greet the day.

Open and feeling good

Starting to feel its age

Closing to protect the seeds and changing colour

It is finally over

Cee’s FOTD

Double dipping at Raspberry Lookout

Debbie’s One Word Sunday: Weather

Today I went for a drive up the Gibraltar Range as there are wild flowers growing at the moment. Of course a drive into the mountains wouldn’t be the same without a stop off at my favourite place, Raspberry Lookout.

This is what you can usually see when you stop at Raspberry Lookout

Today it was like this

I did mention wildflowers didn’t I? There were daisies and other flowers just on the roadside.

As well as Christmas Bells, the ones I had come to see.

These are for Cee’s FOTD

I don’t know if this satisfies Marsha’s and Cee’s PPAC I found it in the very old tree in a notch they cut out to insert planks to get higher when felling a tree many many years ago

I bet you wondered where all this was going didn’t you? Well this is all part of the Lens-Artists Challenge #181: Double Dipping

But did you notice that some of the photos were square so get prepared for Becky’s Square Photo Challenge February: Odd

Misty squares quiet places

Becky’s Square Photo Challenge: Past Squares
The Weekly Prompts Wednesday Challenge: Quiet Places
The Ragtag Daily Prompt Wednesday: Mist

I love a
misty morning
everything’s still
a hush broken
Kookaburra
a hush broken
nothing’s still
misty morning
I love

A close up of the tree in the middle of the above photo

Heading up the Gibraltar Range from my place to the Raspberry Lookout

Getting to my quiet place to sit for a bit while…….

…….the mist sits in the valleys

Or just be at my place in my other quiet places

My last bit of gold

Life in Colour September: Gold

On my last gold photo I didn’t let you know that it was a golden sunrise. I live on the east coast of Australia so a lot of my sunrise photos are over the sea. My sunsets are mainly with a mountainous backdrop.

To balance my gold photos, this time here is a sunset taken yesterday afternoon on my way home

My last gold song which has been stuck in my head all day

Photo Challenge – Week 3

Aletta from nowathome nominated me for this weekly photo challenge

Ragtag Daily Prompt Saturday: Vista

Feel free to join in this photo challenge (everyone is welcome). Show your best photos, but let’s make this tricky to guess where the photos are taken.

If you participate in this photo challenge, this is what you need to do:

  • Post one of your favourite photos each week for four weeks. It is a monthly challenge but as I started in the middle of the month, four weeks is what I am doing.
  • The photo can be from any time and anywhere, so start sifting through those old memories and photo albums.
  • Post the photo without any explanation and ask your readers where they think the photo was taken for a little guessing fun.
  • Nominate someone each Sunday. You can post wherever you wish although please link to me, so that I know you have accepted the #photochallenge. Today I am nominating Helen from Adventuring into Retirement who will show you some great scenes from South Africa

My favourite vista

A look at some mountain tops

The Friendly Friday Blog Challenge: Mountain Top

I have a selection of mountain tops as well as a few views I hope you’ll enjoy. One of my favourite Australian mountain songs from a while ago to accompany your scroll among my mountain tops.

“You want me to be a mountain
I’d rather be a river
Water flow can wash a hill away
You wanted me to fly
I want to get high
How else am I gonna see what I want to see?”

Mt Vesuvius – Wollumbin (Mt Warning) distant view and closer – The Gibraltar Range near my place in the mist – The Dalmatians – view from the Raspberry Lookout on a stormy day – sunset over the mountain top

My favourite landscape

Terri’s Sunday Stills: Your Favourite #Landscape

I took me a while to think of my favourite landscape. But really it is just up the road a ways from my place. We often go, sit with perhaps a picnic lunch or just tea and biscuits.

I think I have a few photos over the years of Raspberry Lookout in the Gibraltar Ranges National Park

Thursdays Special: Pick a Word in September

Most times I just have one photo per word for Lost in Translations Pick a Word. This time I have a few more for the September Pick a Word and perhaps using my artistic licence for the matching photo.

Vantage

The view from Raspberry Lookout. My property is a few hills over on the left.
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In order to get a good take off, you must have a good vantage point.
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Bifurcated

You can’t fence me in
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Intruding

Sometimes I feel like I am intruding when photographing butterflies and spiders.
Three’s a crowd when the males chase the female Orchard Butterfly.
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Two Line-blue Butterflies getting “friendly”
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Yes, the Huntsman Spiders were in the dining room but I don’t think they had eating dinner on their mind.
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Jagged

Once a butterfly gets old, the jagged wings are the first sign of age as on this Australian Gull Butterfly
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Quayside

The yachts moored late in the afternoon after sailing from Grafton to Ulmarra.
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Quayside on the Great Canal, Venice
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