Who? Me?

The Ragtag Saturday word prompt: Fabulist

What I love about a lot of photo challenges (or writing stories, poems etc) is the words that I have never heard of that suddenly set my mind to a photo. What is a Fabulist you ask?

adjective:
noun
plural: fabulists

  1. a person who composes or relates fables.
  2. a liar, especially a person who invents elaborate, dishonest stories.

Can I have a photo that conveys a story for the word?

 

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What? Who? Me? I’m not doing anything. I won’t eat your shrub. I am just stretching my arm. Perhaps practicing my moves for playing Double Bass in the forest orchestra. Go on Joey, you tell him, I am a good Mum.

Hush

The word prompt from Laura: Hush

“Hush now and sit still.” “You have to look your best.”
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“But Mum, I washed there this morning.”
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“Hush my baby.” “There’s a bloke with a camera going to take your photo.”
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“Ow Mum, I don’t need washing under there all the time.”
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“Look, we just look lovely now don’t we?”
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The Aussie version
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=qbJPdigYjuc

 

Pick a Word in June

These words have had me thinking, which is what Paula hopes we do. I hope you enjoy my word pictures for this month.

Nascent
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Maternal
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Victuals
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Pullulating
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Reflective
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Head on over to Lost in Translation for other great photographers ideas on the words for June

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Having a Peek

The Daily Post word Prompt: Peek

Usually from the front of my house, either on the verandah or from kitchen window, I am able to get a few photos of Red-necked Wallabies grazing and hopping around my garden. Quite often there is someone taking a peek.

The range of Wallabies.  A female and a young one in front with a Male at the back and a Joey peeking out from behind a tree
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Always on guard
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No matter how you are in the pouch, there’s always time to peek out.
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“Hey Mum, what’s the bloke over there doing?”
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A quick peek to see what’s going on
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“What’s going on? Don’t make me come in there!”
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The Joey was thinking of coming out for a hop around.
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“Hey Mum, is there anything left for lunch?”
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“So, have you got the kettle on?”
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Upright

One Word Sunday   A photo challenge from Debbie at Travel With Intent

An encounter with the Red-necked Wallaby and her Joey in my garden.

“Now stand still and upright”
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“Let’s see, you have to look your best”
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“Awww Mum…do you have to”
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“Hold still….I’ve just got to get under your chin”
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“There you go…..it wasn’t that bad, was it?”
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Tender

The one word prompt from the Daily Post: Tender

What could be more tender than the love of a mother and her baby or in this case the love of a Red-necked Wallaby and her Joey. This encounter was in my garden.

“Hey Mum, I have an itch I can’t reach.”

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“Here, I’ll take care of that darned itch.”
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“Is that better?”
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“Thanks Mum.”
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The Fast Joey Hops Around

One morning, a Red-necked Wallaby  Joey and his Mum were enjoying the garden. When all of a sudden the Joey decided it was time to climb out of Mum’s pouch and test out his hopping skills to see how fast he could get around the garden.

“Hey Mum, I think I might go for a very fast hop over there.”

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“I better check out what’s around just in case.”

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“Maybe I’ll hop over that way”

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“No…..I’m going to hop really fast this way”
“Mum…..Mum….watch me go Mum”

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“Watch out for your tail Mum ‘cos here I come.”

 

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And like a rocket, the Joey came hurtling back to Mum.

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“Hey Mum, that was fun!”
“Yes dear, you really can hop fast.”

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Last day of Spring

It’s the last day of Spring. It has been a Spring of change. Days of hot and dry. Days where some rain has fallen, just a few drops and others where there has been a bit of run-off to add a bit of water to the dams. The early Spring blogs have been full of new life. A lot of things have happened and I have seen lots of new things around here and when out and about. Here is my last day of Spring. Hope you had a great Spring too.

Some days it was great just to lie down and relax.

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I just love it when I find something new, like this butterfly, an Australian Gull I think.

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Another view of the butterfly that had me captivated as it flitted about the flowers on the dam,

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The drink container made the perfect background for a spider photo. I took me about three goes to get the photo as it kept jumping onto the camera. It is so tiny.

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Another new bug to get my attention was this Bee Fly.

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Even in the heat of the day, dragonflies were buzzing around the garden, occasionally taking time for a breather, even if it is right on top of a Grevillea.

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I couldn’t go past this waterlily with its subtle shade of pink.

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There has been a couple of Spangled Drongo’s hanging around at the moment. This bloke had just dropped in for a splash in the bird bath.

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He always waited for the Rainbow Lorikeets to finish so he wouldn’t be nagged by them.

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“I wonder what those lorikeets have been doing in here?”

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They have a nest in a rather open part of a Spotted Gum near the house. They certainly know how to tie a nest onto a branch even if the nest is a bit scrappy looking.

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Remember the photos of the Fantail nest and the young. Here is the surviving baby following the parents around the place.

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It has been a good year for the wallabies. Many of the females have a joey in the pouch. This one was just outside the kitchen this morning.

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Well Spring has gone and now to have my Summer adventures.