Surprise

The Lens-Artists Photo Challenge #103: Surprise

Walking around Dijon a few years ago imagine my surprise when I saw this.

and in Beaune

and in Kyogle

but the biggest surprise was for Benny. Sound asleep with his “dog” which he used to carry from place to place

and woken to find his photo being taken

Just a flower

The Lens-Artists Photo Challenge #101: One Single Flower

Yes just one flower. Do you think I could stop at one? This is a selection of flowers I have posted since 2013

Also Bren’s Photo For The Week – 70 – Floral

The road winds back to here

Lens-Artists Challenge #100 – The Long and Winding Road

A gallery of the roads that lead to my place. The first one has a Wedged-tailed Eagle heading down the road when I disturbed it having a meal one morning.

Just turn left and we’re home

Delicate colours

The Lens-Artists Photo Challenge #98: Delicate Colours

Sorry for the haphazard photos. Yes the block editor has me going grrrr……Adding multiple photos as individual photos will be the end of especially when it comes to my mo9nthly wrap-up. Oh well it will get easier and I will persevere. I might try to add a song

Pastimes

The Lens-Artists Photo Challenge #97 – Pastimes

Where to begin. Do I have more than one pastime? That is an easy one to answer, yes.

Did you know I like to photograph nature? Pop “nature” into the search box on my page and maybe you’ll find a few pictures.

Did you know I like to get into the garden? Try garden and see what comes up.

Did you know I enjoy travelling? Travel in the search box may surprise.

Did you know I like cooking? If you search recipe, try one of mine.

Besides all of these, I really enjoy music. As a lot of my posts contain a song which I think is relevant to the theme of the post, a song could be included. A search will bring up too many posts to even think about. I listen to music while writing, cooking or mucking about with my photos. This is playing now

Here is few photos of my music gleaned from older posts
A few of my CD’s190111_blog_challenge_blackandwhite_music_related_cds
Part of my vinyl collection – 45’s and LP’s190111_blog_challenge_blackandwhite_music_related_vinyl
Lots of music magazines191122_blog_challenge_blackandwhite_stacked_music_magazines
as well as books190111_blog_challenge_blackandwhite_music_related_books
Yes I play guitar190910_blog_challenge_guitars_acoustic
One of my first guitars I bought with the money I earned working in a factory while still at school190910_blog_challenge_guitars_electric_splendor
The last guitar I bought190910_blog_challenge_guitars_electric_epiphone

Well there you go. That’s a bit about me and my pastimes

This river is wild

The Lens-Artist Photo Challenge #89: A River Runs Through It
Jez’s Water Water Everywhere #20

The Clarence River, a few kilometers from my place is one of the largest rivers in Australia. When the river floods the amount of water that flows through the countryside is incredible at times five million million liters flows downstream. (one million liters is equal to an Olympic swimming pool).

On Saturday we went for a drive further upstream to a place we haven’t been before for a picnic. Didn’t encounter many people as the gravel road is quite rough but a very picturesque drive through some lovely country, through farms, across many cattle grids and a bit of forest.

Coming down the hill there is the river and the bridge

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Signs of the recent flood are evident, a bit of debris on a fence and high in the trees. 20200322_blog challenge_river_clarence river_carnham_flood debris_fence
Looking upstream at what appears to be calm water and not much of a sign of the flood20200322_blog challenge_river_clarence river_carnham_upstream
Looking downstream the river runs over some rocks and picks up speed. The trees on the front left hand side of the photo would have been under water.20200322_blog challenge_river_clarence river_carnham_downstream
Away from the main channel some side pools still have some water. This pool also had some algae.20200322_blog challenge_river_clarence river_carnham_algea_green