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
Signs of the recent flood are evident, a bit of debris on a fence and high in the trees.
Looking upstream at what appears to be calm water and not much of a sign of the flood
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.
Away from the main channel some side pools still have some water. This pool also had some algae.
The Lens-Artists Photo Challenge #88: Chaos
A casual stroll
the leaves crackle
the sky above
A stop to see
near the feet
They sense intruders
this is theirs
a tingle sends
Here they come
from the nest
Quick move away
The Lens-Artists Photo Challenge #87: Reflections
The Ragtag Daily Prompt Saturday: Water
Jez’s Water Water Everywhere #18
The Lens-Artists Photo Challenge #86: Change Your Perspective
The Lens-artists Challenge #85: Treasure Hunt
I went through my archives for this Treasure Hunt
- Challenge Items: Sunrise and/or sunset, Something cold and/or hot, a bird, a dog, a funny sign, a bicycle, a seascape and/or mountain landscape, a rainbow, a church, a musical instrument, a boat, a plane, a waterfall
A bird. A Catbird
- Extra Credit Items: An expressive portrait of one or more people, a very unusual place, knitting or sewing, a fish, an animal you don’t normally see, a bucket, a hammer, a street performer, a double rainbow, multiple challenge items in a single image.
Street performers being expressive
An animal you don’t usually see – An Echidna
The Lens-Artists Photo Challenge #83: Future
Terri’s Sunday Stills: #Sweet
Since the fire, I have been putting out food for the Red-necked Wallabies and anyone else who was hungry. A while ago I noticed one of the females pouch was getting bigger and eventually a Joey poked their head out (Jump for Joy) and the update
This morning a Red-necked Wallaby hopped in to the garden. I have seen her before as she was one of the regulars who came for food. Today, I noticed her pouch was a bit squirmy and yes she also has a Joey.
As the Wallabies have Joeys, it points to a good season ahead. When the years are not that good as the past 2 – 3 years have been, there hasn’t been many young around. During hard times, Wallabies won’t produce young.
I’ll be keeping an eye out for others now. Having a photographic record I should be able to identify the females and those who have young.
The Lens-artists Photo Challenge #82: Capital
No names you’ll just have to guess
Patti from the Lens-Artists sent us on a scavenger hunt to hunt for things that are Red
I had to go to town yesterday so I set out to find a few things from around town instead of my usual combing my place for bits of red among the nature that abounds here at times.
Here is what I found
A red post and a fortuitous red car driving pst
A red motorbike at a service station with bits of red everywhere
A red ute livening up the street
I just happened to be near the Fire Station when the truck came out of the station
OK I did lie. I had to include the miniature red Hibiscus in my garden that are just flowering as there has been good rainfall over the past two weeks
Lens-Artists Photo Challenge #79: Window With A View
Through a window at what’s inside with a reflection of what’s outside in Australia
Through a window in Split Croatia
Through a window of my favourite place to stay in Venice
Through a window to find someone looking back at my place
Through a window of a bus at the Dalmatians Croatia
Through a window in the Dali Museum Figueres, in Catalonia Spain
Through a window in Toledo Spain
Through a window in the Margaret Olley Exhibition in the Tweed Art Gallery Australia
Through a window of my office
Through a window of my office to find sometimes someone is peeking in