A bit and a lot

Lens-Artists Photo Challenge: Minimalism/Maximalism

Most people know I like minimalism, especially using nature, but in particular trees. I started doing a series of photos of a Tuckaroo tree in my garden but I couldn’t get the feel I wanted for this theme.

I dug around my archives and folders to find what I wanted and hope this sequence works well.

Using a bit of a dead tree and a cloudy sky for dramatic effect

Much the same but this time using sunlight to stand out from the clouds

More of a She Oak and using the distant mountains as a background

Or going green with a solo tree in a paddock. Cattle tracks in the grass break up a total green scene

Going more maximalism with a fine Fig tree to showcase its richness of form and design

Again highlighting the burnt branches after a fire with new growth and colour. The maximalism of every surface covered with something

Do you regard this photo as minimalism or maximalism. The sky bathed in colour and trees in the distance made to look small

Perhaps this is the opposite with a tree in silhouette dominating the foreground and a strong sky fighting for recognition

The theory of maximalism in that every part of the mountains covered in trees even though there isn’t a chaotic array of colours but a subdued hue of blues

I must end on minimalism with a concurrence between a branch, a leaf and Our Moon

Here are the V’s

Cee’s Midweek Madness Challenge January Alphabet: The Letter V Anywhere in the Word

Jump in and let’s get going

We can look at some leaves

Find an Ivory Curl flower with a bee inside

Beautiful Violas – just one

or we can see a bunch

We will have to look hard to find a couple of Stingless Native Bees hard at work in the Clivia flowers

The Zinnia flower attracts a Hover Fly just over there

I wonder where that Weevil is going don’t you?

Back outside, let’s go to the bird bath where we can see an Olive-backed Oriel

Over there, a Bar-shouldered Dove on the fence post

and up there, a Peaceful Dove is sitting on that branch

It looks like a Varied Sittella is nearby as well

Make sure you look lower among the bushes as that’s where you can find a Variegated Fairy Wren

and nearby an Emerald Dove enjoys a bit of sunshine

Thanks for joining me in my tour around, I hope you can feel the love

Re-living the past #10 – My first Autumn photo

The Weekly Prompts Wednesday Challenge: Autumn Magic

This photo was tagged Autumn. I don’t really have an Autumn as most folks seem to have when an Autumn challenge comes around. The photo was part of one of my monthly wrap ups which really surprised me that I have been doing them for so long.

Date: 13 May 2015

More new things

The Weekly Prompts Wednesday: New

Isn’t it funny that some word prompts seem to align. As I have already posted a few new things before, I dug around for a few more.

As usual a song to get you through this post and maybe onto your next one

A new morning, good to see the sunrise

New growth on a Eucalypt

New growth pushing through the soil

A new plants pods on my place. A Leafless Globe Pea

The Lolly Bush is an old plant in the bush at my place but this seed head is a new sight for me.

New Welcome Swallow mouths wanting a feed as Mum flies in

Leaves for the season

Terri’s Sunday Stills: A Celebration of #Leaves

Well I don’t really have Autumn (Fall) here at my pace. My seasons are usually cold(ish) for a few weeks and dry (your Winter) or hot and wet, in a good season (your Summer) with mild weather for Autumn and Spring which can be a bit wet but is the best time to plant and get out in the garden. Basically wet and dry are my seasons.

I do like finding interesting leaves around the place. Some of the ones in this post are from lots of places but mainly in Australia

Terri asked for a song so one of my favourites, so please enjoy while you look at some leaves that I have found.

I wonder, does a Leafy Sea Dragon count?

Hope you had a bit of enjoyment from my leaf collection.