Cee’s Midweek Madness Challenge – September Colour: Dark Green
I promised Aletta of nowathome who asked if I would take part. Since it’s a photo a week for a month won’t work so I’ll do one a week for four weeks.
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 a month (and it does not matter if you go into September).
- 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. I nominate Graham from Grahams Island for this challenge – he’s got beautiful and interesting photos. You can post wherever you wish although please link to me, so that I know you have accepted the #photochallenge. If you are not interested, then that is also cool and feel free to share this challenge.
Cees Black & White Photo Challenge: Trees or Tree Parts
Morning to night
The Friday Friendly Challenge: Splendor in the Grass
Just a few images of grass. Some images may also contain butterflies and maybe a harmless little Green Tree Snake
Last Photo for June 2020
Thanks for the support for this photo challenge. Fifty-six likes and twenty-four contributions!! It is growing and it was good to see last months lot of great last photos.
The rules are simple:
1. Post the last photo on your SD card or last photo on your phone for the 30th June.
2. No editing – who cares if it is out of focus, not framed as you would like or the subject matter didn’t cooperate.
3. You don’t have to have any explanations, just the photo will do
4. Create a Pingback to this post or link in the comments
5. Tag “The Last Photo”
Here’s mine from my phone
and from my camera
Do join in and show us what you’ve got.
Cee’s Fun Foto Challenge: Autumn Scenes
on this land
on this land
In August 2018 (the Grass Tree on the left – you can just see the spear rising to the sky
A few days ago
In 2014 The Spotted Gum tree trunk is the same as the one in the previous photo
Xanthorrhoea or Grass Trees
They are ancient hardy plants that survive poor soils and respond to bushfires by flowering!!
Grass Trees are slow growing. They increase in height around 25mm or one inch and in some cases, in better soils, can grow 80mm or around three inches a year!! The Grass Tree in the foreground of the burnt ones is over 2 meters or about eight feet tall.
They survive fire as the growing point is under the ground. They have a root system, where microbes called mycorrhiza surround the roots in a symbiotic relationship bring nutrients to support growth.
The trunk is a mixture of the old leaves and a resin that they exude. The length of the skirt can indicate the last time a fire went through this gully. Compare the top and bottom photos.