Lens-Artists Photo Challenge #203: Local Vistas
Everyone ready. Get comfortable. Put some music on
OK, turn left out of the gate and down the road
Turn left and head down to Lilydale
Go past the Ospreys nest
Yes someone has to open the gate
and here we are at Lilydale. Want to go for a quick swim?
Back in the car we rattle over the old wooden bridge and are soon at Cangi
It is rather peaceful and a good place to grab a bit to eat
Back onto the highway and head up the Gibraltar Range
First stop is always at the Raspberry Lookout
Where we will find native wildflowers like these Paper Daisies
or other native flowers with Blue-banded Bees
and perhaps a Nobbi Lizard sun baking on the rocks
among the yellow Paper Daisies
Just a bit further up the road is Washpool National Park where the first stop is Granite Rocks
and then further into the valley and into the rainforest where the giants live
Time to head for home back down the highway
and down the road to home
Through the gate
and time for a cup of tea
Ragtag Daily Prompt Saturday: Flow
Cee’s Fun Foto Challenge: Buildings
These are from 2017. I can’t remember all of them but I’ll give it a go
A wonderful old Sydney building with it’s front fascia preserved and grotesque modern apartments built behind. Australia has no idea of preserving our heritage unfortunately. This saddens me.
Up the road from my place on a farm on the Clarence Ricer at Lilydale an old shed and silo
Somewhere in Europe
Iconic Sydney on a stormy afternoon
Another old shed a few kilometers from my place
A song by Train from 2010
These two photo challenges are quite pertinent at the moment. There has been so much rain south of my place and now it has hit my bit of the East Coast of Australia. So many places are flooded and the rain is going to continue until Wednesday. At my place I have recorded 252mls of rain in the past week and that is what some of the Cities further south of me recorded in one day!!! And it is still raining.
I would love to show you some recent photos but it’s too wet and I also have had car troubles so you will have to make do with some old photos from past inundations.
My House Dam has been overflowing for days.
A bit of an Aussie song to scroll to
This is the Clarence River up the road from my place. Yes there is a bridge under there somewhere. The bridge was built as a low level bridge so debris and large trees up rooted wouldn’t slam into it causing damage.
The floodwater bubble and boil. Bottlebrush trees are riverine species and the bend with the flow. The more rigid trees will snap and break with the force of the water.
On the beaches the floodwaters stir up a foamy mess
Even if it’s flooded, Cattle Egrets know how to stay high and dry.
Meanwhile in Grafton the river is rising but I don’t think it will reach this height this time
The boat shed went under water
A pub with a water view.
Afterward there is always a clean up
It certainly is weather for ducks
I am quite safe and secure just a bit soggy
Debbie’s One Word Sunday: Cross
Who would dare cross?
So many ways in the Which Way Photo Challenge
The Clarence River crossing at Lilydale near my place
Time for sonofabeach96 Which Way
Driving home from my daughters place yesterday, I stopped on the hill just before the Clarence River at Lilydale looking towards my place, which isn’t in the photo as it’s around 15kms in the distance