Your favourite photos for 2021

Lens-Artists Challenge #180 – Favorite Images of 2021
Sunday Stills: 2021 in the #Rear-view Mirror, Nothing Like the Present, The Future is Ours

Here are YOUR favourite photos from 2021 I didn’t include the photos from my Last on the Card photo challenge as it would have made this post way to big even though they were the the ones that had the most views and comments.

In 2021 bushboys world had 71,916 views, from 25,478 visitors from 125 countries, including one view from Antarctica (I suspect as I had Penguin in my tag) and I did 919 posts!!!! I am obsessed don’t you think?

In January the Last on the Card December 2020 was the most popular post with 231 views. The next popular post was a Ragtag Prompt: Mob with this photo. A group of Red-necked Wallabies, in fact all groups of Wallabies and Kangaroos is called a mob.

In February the most popular post was again Last on the Card January 2021 with 214 views. The next was my Happy Valentines Day post (91 views) which had a slideshow of roses and a sweet Rose Robin

In March the most popular post was Last on the Card February 2021 with 242 views. Next was The Green Tree Snake and the Fence which had 99 views. I saw the Green Tree Snake on the neighbours fence as I was driving home and managed a few photos before he slithered off.

Aprils most popular was again Last on the Card with 173 views. Shades of pink, the first of Jude’s Life in Colour challenges, Pink, with 143 views. Your favourite photos was these two Galahs.

Going into May the most viewed with 250 views was the Last on the Card April. The flying penguin and others, in response to Debbie’s One Word Sunday: Wind, had 108 views

In June the most popular with 225 views was Last on the Card May 2021. Next was Sheds I have known with 106 views from a Ragtag Prompt: The Old Shed. The sheds featured are mine plus there was a poem that went with the post.

Onto July and Last on the Card June had 239 views. Next in line was Getting close at home, a Cee’s Midweek Madness Challenge with 110 views. I was Cee’s guest host for this challenge so lots of macro photos in the post. It was fun to be a guest host and there were many contributions for my theme. Your favourites were the biscuit tins and the tap

In August Last on the Card July 2021 had 217 views. your next favourite was No more being a wallflower, Marilyn. Inspired by Debbies Six Word Saturday prompt: No more being the wallflower, Mona. I was a bit cheeky with Debbies words for a lot of last years Six Word Saturday prompts.

I chose photos on the wall at the Grand Hyatt, Seoul South Korea

Did September surprise with the most viewed post? No again it was Last on the Card August 2021 with 171 views. My post, From the kitchen window this afternoon, had 161 views. A Ludwig’s Monday Window post

Last on the Card September fell from the rankings for the first time this year. Only 159 views. Your most surprising photo was one I was debating with myself whether I would delete it or not, so I threw it out there for your opinion. What do you think? had an astonishing 227 views and over 100 replies with everyone saying keep it!

Last on the Card again rose to the top with 165 views. Not surprisingly the Monday Portrait 1 November had 131 views and loads of comments with the word cute appearing many times.

We are at the end of 2021 so lets see what December bought. No surprises again the support for my Last on the Card is so encouraging, perhaps I should continue into 2022. What do you think? With 184 views, Last on the Card November 2021 was the top post.

The next top post was a bit of a sad post as it was for my good friend Cee whose sister passed. Her sister loved Daisies so my post was all Daisies for Cee’s sister

A little bit of square orange

Becky’s Photo Challenge Past Squares
Life in Colour October: Orange

This time it’s a twofa.

From the #UpSquare challenge. Can you guess what the song that I felt belonged with this photo when I posted it? It was the first photo for Up.
For Jude’s challenge, it’s up up and away for a month of orange images.

I know what your phobia is so look away now

The Ragtag Daily Prompt Wednesday: Phobia

As usual a word of warning follows…….

You know I’ve got them
here on the screen
ready to make you scream
Some that slither
some that fly
some with many legs
hairy and slim
Who will bite?
Who will sting?
They await you
to make you sweat
tremor with terror
or shake like a leaf
Yes almost time
to peek through your fingers
if you dare
ready to scream
soon, here on the screen
You know I’ve got them.

The Phobia Gallery – not full size so you won’t faint with a surprise at the end


Into the blue

Ragtag Daily Prompt Saturday: Clear Skies

I bet you haven’t listened to Pink Floyd for ages or if never have I hope you enjoy this song from the rock opera The Wall

Clear skies
nothing but
endless blue

Clear skies
broken by
wheeling ibis

Evening clear skies
shadows
Ibis to roost

Look up
surprise
clear skies

Clear skies
floating aloft
fetch boy

PS You would have laughed to see those ears flapping about in the breeze

Up, Up and Away in Squares

Here we go with another month of discovering the wonders of square format photography. I am totally unprepared until fourteen minutes ago. Just throw something together as you can only do better in later posts perhaps.

What’s this square stuff you’re going on about I hear you say. Well I’ll let Becky explain –

Wondering what to do next? Well here are a few more ideas for this month’s theme of up. Remember it is totally up to you how you interpret it the theme, the only absolute rule is that your main photograph must be SQUARE.

It would be so uplifting if you can join me over the next thirty one days, however don’t worry if daily posts are not for you. In this challenge be kind to yourself and post when it suits you. All I ask is that your photograph has 4 equal sides!

I love receiving comments as well as a pingbacks on my square posts, and it would be fantastic if you were able to find a few minutes to visit at least one other squarer. Together, with the tag SquareUp, we can support each other and be upbeat about 2021.

OK Here is my first #SquareUp and as usual a song that had to be the first song of the challenge.

We have tigers

The Weekend Challenge: Colour Challenge – Tiger

I was preparing these for my monthly post for September but it seems to be growing so this is an opportunity to let a few of my “tigers” loose.

My besties garden has a few of these plants. Some call them Tiger Tails but I do think they are Lions Tails

My Lily which is tiger looking for a Leopard Lily

We called these moths Tiger Moths when my girls were small. I have since found out that they are called Orange Shouldered Wasp Moths.

OK I finally have a Tiger that is a Tiger

Don’t you think it was a bit of a Ragtag Variety

Kite

The Ragtag Daily word prompt for Saturday: Kite

So many Kites around here, I’ll just have to post a few I guess

A Black-shouldered Kite
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A Whistling Kitewhistling kite_junction hill_named_sept 2014

A Brahminy Kite
brahminy kite_named_grafton_may 2014
A Black Kiteblack kite_named_lismore_july 2018
A Square-tailed Kitesquare-tailed-kite01_named_home_nov-2016
A Dog Kite180628_blog challenge_diagonal_kite