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Cee’s Fun Foto Challenge: Walk 50 steps or less and take a new photo(s)

I walked out of my front door. I have a few ways to walk fifty steps so I made the decision to go up both directions of the driveway. First I went up the left hand side driveway. I didn’t know what I would find and luckily there were these wood fungi.

Fifty steps up the right hand side of the driveway are Grevilleas which are in flower

Opposite the Grevillea flowers are the Ivory Curl trees and they have finished flowering but now they have these lovely seed pods

Going down the path towards the back of my house is the shade house and my Begonias are flowering

It’s mine

Debbie’s One Word Sunday: Duel

Sometimes not is all good fun and friendliness in the garden. One day I heard a bit of a ruckus outside and found that there was a disagreement of the ownership of the Grevillea in the garden.

Instead of my usual photos, here is something a bit different. No one was seriously hurt making this video. Lots of noise and posturing.

Robins in the garden

Todays Prompt: Robin

How could I not post and share with a prompt like this

Here is a female Eastern Yellow Robin.

The male Eastern Yellow Robins are a bit more colourful

The little Rose Robins are a treat to see

And for something completely different a Robin Gordon Grevillea

From small to tall

The Lens-Artists Challenge #192: Earth Story

My focus for this challenge is vegetation. From a tiny moss “forest”

to grasses that support life

with seeds and flowers

ferns providing shelter

Bottlebrush bush with flowers and food for everyone

Grevilleas giving shade and food for insects and birds

Tree Ferns who are older than dinosaurs, first plants to recover from fires – yes those fires in 2019 – as seen here. The stems of tree ferns are a miniature ecosystem, with epiphytic plants like mosses, small ferns and maybe lichens growing on them.

The first fronds that emerge are called Fiddleheads

Bigger flowering trees can be spectacular like Poinciana trees

Or Illawarra Flame Trees which stand out against the green of the bush when flowering

and then there are the towering giants in the rainforest that support all manner of life from the soil to the tree tops

Where would an Earth Story be without our wonderful plants – from the small to the tall. The featured photo is my favourite spot, Raspberry Lookout where you can sit among the trees as well as look over the valleys and the tree tops.

In the frame

The Friendly Friday Challenge: Framing Your Subject

What was the last good…….

Friendly Friday Challenge: What was the last good

What was the last good……thing I ate. My breakfast a BLT on a sourdough roll and a coffee

What was the last good……song I listened to. Strange Brew by Cream

What was the last good…….nature photo I took. A Yellow-faced Honeyeater in a Yamba Gold Grevillea

What was the last good…..blog I read (and participated in) Paulas Pick a Word.
One of the first Photo Challenges I started doing way back in 2016 I think and has always been a favourite

Here is my contribution to the photo challenge

Pick a Word February 2022

Curls in nature

Today’s Prompt #139: Curls

A Five Fingered Jack Fern curl

The curls of an Ivory Curl tree flower

Looking at the flower’s curls with a bonus bee

The Tree Fern frond getting ready to uncurl

Assorted Grevillea flower curls

Todays squares are pink

Becky’s Square Photo Challenge: Past Squares
Terri’s Sunday Stills: The #Pink Side of October
Cee’s FOTD

Let’s go pink with Becky, Terri and Cee. Mostly #PastSquares but has a few others as well