Delicate

The Lens-Artists Sunday Word prompt: Delicate

Caper Berry flower
caper berry flower_named_binna burra_jan 2015

Bee
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Superb Fairy Wren holding a gift for his mate
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Butterflies on flowers. Ever so delicate
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The tiny Water Snowflake flowers170718_blog challenge_water lilles_water snowflake

A Scarlet Honeyeater assessing the juiciest flower in the Pink Euodia
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Street Art in Toowoomba – Sculptures

The Lens-Artists Photo Challenge #45: Street Art

Previously I have posted about the fabulous street art in Toowoomba. This time some of the sculptures that can be found around the city.

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Toowoomba Street Art

The Lens-Artists Photo Challenge #42: Creativity
Debbie from Travel with intent One Word Sunday: Memory

In January, I travelled to Toowoomba to see my daughter. One thing we enjoy is walking around the city discovering places and things. One day I said I wanted to walk the streets and lane ways to discover the street art. A memory of being in Toowoomba and seeing some of the local creativity on show.

I hope you enjoy a bit of a walk around looking at Street Art.

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Something Different

The word prompt from the Lens-artists challenge #40: Something Different

Recently I had some visitors from Taiwan who enjoyed their tea. They had something different to drink their tea from when travelling. I found the set quite interesting. I hope you do too.

The container
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Take off the lidtaiwanese_cups_tea_guests_durranbah bush retreat_oct 2018 (4)

Take out the cups. Put tea in the “teapot”
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Put the lid on to pour and strain the tea
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The first day of April

The word prompt from the Lens-Artists: Hello April

Seeing this photo challenge, I just took a few photos today to say hello April.

Sunrise
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Our Moon was still awake too190401_blog_challenge_hello_april_caniaba_moon_sunrise
The Blue-banded Bee was busy190401_blog_challenge_hello_april_durranbah_blue_banded_bee_pentas_flower

A Broad-palmed Rocket Frog said welcome home
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An Eastern Yellow Robin has returned to the garden now that it has been raining.
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I hope you enjoyed my first day of April

 

For those who may remember

This is the way to go

The word prompt from the Lens-Artists: Weathered or Worn

Just at the top of my street is an old town distance post. In the horse and buggy days, this part of the road was the way to get from Grafton to Glen Innes. The initials of the towns have long faded as has the distance numbers. If there is a bush fire in the area, this is old wooden post is one of the things that I try to keep safe.

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Birds Around My Neighbourhood

Two photo challenges caught my eye today.

Lens-artists: Around the Neighbourhood

Jenns: Feathered Friends

Come for a quick walk around my neighbourhood. There is my dead end gravel road which is about three kilometers long which has an intersection with another gravel road which is paved about sixteen kilometers from my place. It goes from the highway to a long way away, perhaps fifty kilometers.

Lets get going.

The Noisy Friarbird will often let others know we are about
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Listen for a chip chip and look at the tree trunks to see a White-throated Treecreeper scouring the bark for an insect or twowhite throated treecreeper_named_home_oct 2018

The lovely face of a Blue-faced Honeyeater
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You might hear the wings of the Eastern Spinebill before you see one zoom past
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The Pied Butcherbirds song will fill the forest as we walk along
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We may see a Jackie Winter sitting on a fence
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Lovely little Eastern Yellow Robins will be chip chip chipping seemingly endlesslynorthern yellow robin_named_home_june 2018

Of course the familiar sounds of Kookaburras will resound around the bush
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Small Brown Honeyeaters will be silently having a snack on a Bottlebrush
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A flash of colour and a Spotted Pardelote will fly by
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A Forest Kingfisher, a sudden flash like a blue jewel, as he flies through the bushforest kingfisher_close_named_home_march 2017

The unmistakable squawking of Rainbow Lorikeets as they argue about whose branch it is will get your attention
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The beautiful song of a Rufous Whistler will kep you spell bound for ages
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A whistle, a flash of red, the smallest honeyeater is unmistakable in the bush
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High in the tree, the resident Square-tailed Kite will keep an eye on you
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While overhead it’s mate will soarsquare-tailed-kite_flying_named_home_sept-2016
Up the road a bit, some Crimson Rosellas have a snack on the horses feedcrimson-rosellas_named_home_sept-2016

What’s that chatter chatter chatter? I hear you say. The Grey-crowned Babblers walk about the forest floor snacking on unsuspecting insects talking about their day
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More jewels in the sky as the Rainbow Bee-eaters gather
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Another remarkable song and bright yellow of the Golden Whistler will make you stop and listen
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Musk Lorikeets can be seen as they feast on the nectar of Pink Euodias
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The largest bird of prey, a Wedged-tailed Eagle on the lookout for an unsuspecting wallaby or animal, will sit silent until we get to closewedged tailed eagle01_named_home_feb 2015

A bit more whistling heralds that we are near some King Parrots
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A strange metallic sound draws our attention to the iridescent and distinctive tail shape of the wonderfully named Spangled Drongo spangled drongo_home_named_oct 2014

A Satin Bowerbird who is similarly coloured to a Drongo will be in the bush sometimes finding food
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or finding sticks or blue stuff to decorate and construct his Bowerthe-bower_named_home_feb-2017

Thanks for dropping by and having a bit of a walk around my neighbourhood. I hope you had a good time.

Close Up

The word prompt from the Lens-Artists: Close up

Tiny Stingless Native Bees and a Hippeastrum flower
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Now you saw how small the Stingless Native Bees are, here is one on a Bangalow Plalm flower filling its pollen sacs
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Even an ant has to have a drink sometime
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The beautiful face of a harmless Carpet Snake
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One of the biggest flies I have here. Yes they bite.
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A lovely Caper White Butterfly enjoying a bit of nectar from a Pentas flowercaper-white-butterfly02_named_home_nov-2016