Lens-Artists Challenge #226: Texture
The Lens-artists Photo Challenge #129: Favourite Images of 2020
I have gone back through my stats to find what was your favourite post of the month and then get the image or pick one if there is a few photos in the post. It appears that people have taken to the Last on the Card Photo Challenge as it is the most popular post almost every month. Considering it was started as an impulse by me in January 2020 it is fitting that that image of the Sacred Kingfisher be the one for January.
February the Last on the Card and the This is January were popular by you. These two posts, Last on the Card and the This is……. series, are the most popular for the est of the year so I am going with the next one down. This was a Six Word Saturday
The favourite from March was a reflection photo part of a three photo challenge
April saw the return of an old favourite as part of a photo challenge Animals. This photo is a firm favourite every time it gets and airing.
Another photo that has fast become a favourite is the Satin Bowerbirds Bower with his collection of blue stuff. A bit of luck in finding the set up just right
For June I decided to use a Last on the Card as the following posts had lots of photos and was too hard to pick one.
July was time for one of Becky’s Square photo challenges. The photo looking down my road was a favourite for Square Perspectives
One of your favourite bridges is the Grafton Bridge. This photo is from an older post re-blogged which turned up a lot of new readers. A post in black and white is always a bit different. I picked an image that I like from this post.
September bought Teddy into our lives and into your hearts too
October was a kindasquare month with so much kindness floating around there had to be one of the months kindas that was the most popular
I am lucky to have a garden and birds but sometimes they can be a bit demanding. This Little Friarbird was at the window squawking until I moved rooms. You liked his blue face and unruly feathers
For December I took part in a 10 day travel photo challenge. It looks like of all of the travel photos, the Pont-Du-Gard aqueduct in France was a favourite
Here is a selection of some of my favourites
Also Ragtag Daily Prompt Saturday: Goodbye/Hello
Due to my current situation, as my cousin put it, being a Neuro-prisoner and not being able to get out and shop apart from a quick trip to town on weekends with my daughter to do grocery shopping, my Christmas has been put on hold. Sure I’ll get together with my besties and my family but no presents this year and totally uninspired to even make presents as I would have done in the past.
Speaking of the past, here’s a journey into previous Christmases
The Lens-Artists Photo Challenge #115: Inspiration
Have a listen to a bit of Aussie music while you have a read
Inspiration. What inspires me? Who inspires me? The list of bloggers who inspire is far to long to list and I am afraid I would leave someone out which would be unforgivable. Probably if you are reading this YOU are an inspiration either with your wonderful photos (whose ideas I might steal every now and then) or incredible your poetry and words.
With what I do in the shed, my inspiration has to be my Grandfathers and Father who gave me the innate skills to use tools
This is the first shed I built to do stuff in.
Music has always been part of my life inspired by my Mother who played piano and encouraged me to pick up a guitar. I have lots of music and mostly always have music playing.
A few of my CD’s
Me in the foreground playing with my mate Steve at a dance I think
I still have that guitar in the above photo
Probably my early life in Scouts gave me a love of the Australian bush and our environment. I became part of the solution and still do my part to try and make our world a better place. Landcare is a wonderful way to help others.
An Australian poet Nan Whitcomb who wrote The Thoughts of Nanushka, inspired my poetry. My Mum saw her on TV and told me about her while shelling the peas in the kitchen when I got home from work.
The Lens-Artists Photo Challenge #114: Negative Space
I am glad that Ann-Christine has prompted Paula to get back into the Pick a Word Challenge which is one of my favourite photo challenges. So let’s get started with this Lens-Artists Photo Challenge #112 Pick-a-Word
Here are the five words selected and my interpretation of the word prompts
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
The Lens-Artists Photo Challenge #102: A Quiet Moment
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