Weekly Prompts Weekend Challenge: Review (2)
There were happy puppy kites
Stingless Native Bee all 5mm of her zooming past a Hibiscus flower. This plant was a cutting from my Mum’s garden.
A Gold-tailed Spiny Ant having a drink in a water drop on the verandah. I call them Gold Bum Ants until I learnt their real name
Looking under a mushroom
First time I found some freaky looking Finger Fungus
Of course there were flowers
There seemed to be pink flowers then
The first appearance on my drift wood Stick Man walking along the beach. The start of fun creations with things on the beach by my bestie and me
Shells photos were a fun post
Insects on flowers or insects in general were the beginnings of macro photography
Butterflies and Honey Gem Grevillea flowers became a favourite
As did birds who enjoyed the flowers nectar like this Blue-faced Honeyeater
Birds at the bird bath made easy to take photos. Golden Whistlers and others always stopped in for a drink or a bath
Everyone loved the Long-necked Tortoise sunning on the almost tortoise shaped rock
Here is my Rooster. He was the one who helped start me on my addiction to photo challenges, thanks to Yvette from Priorhouse who was looking for some feather photos
Of course there was a few Red-necked Wallaby photos, taken from my kitchen window, especially the cute Joeys.
One my way home from work in town, I sometimes stopped when the sunset looked amazing just a few kilometres from my place
My first sunset photo I posted. Can you spot on the mountains where the sun was setting from the previous photo?
Clare’s Share Your Desktop April 2022
Lets go back to 2013 and meet the Long-necked Tortoise on what is known as Tortoise Rock
The Lens-Artists Photo Challenge #191: Curves
A mix of old, nature, travel and buildings that have curves, bends and twists
Debbie’s One Word Sunday: Meet
Franks Tuesday Photo Challenge: Junk
One person junk is someone elses treasure
The tyre tortoises
A Satin Bowerbirds bower
Some day can be different to others especially at this time of year. The other day when I was driving home I noticed a shape on the road and immediately knew what it was. I slowed down and luckily I knew there weren’t any vehicles behind me for quite a distance, I reversed along the road.
There on the road was a Long-necked Tortoise who was moving from the diminishing water in the creek to get to somewhere else, or maybe he was just a male out on the hunt for a female Long-necked Tortoise.
As this was a quick rescue, no time for photos, just grab a towel which I always have in the car for such an occasion.
“A towel is just about the most massively useful thing an interstellar hitchhiker can carry. Partly because it has great practical value. You can wrap it around you for warmth as you bound across the cold moons of Jaglan Beta; you can lie on it on the brilliant marble-sanded beaches of Santraginus V, inhaling the heady sea vapours; you can sleep under it beneath the stars which shine so redly on the desert world of Kakrafoon; use it to sail a miniraft down the slow heavy River Moth; wet it for use in hand-to-hand combat; wrap it around your head to ward off noxious fumes or avoid the gaze of the Ravenous Bugblatter Beast of Traal (a mind-bogglingly stupid animal, it assumes that if you can’t see it, it can’t see you — daft as a brush, but very very ravenous); you can wave your towel in emergencies as a distress signal, and of course you can dry yourself off with it if it still seems to be clean enough.” From Hitchhikers fandom page
But I didn’t need my towel for intergalactic reasons. A towel is always handy when picking up and transporting a Long-necked Tortoise as their other defense mechanism beside retreating into their shell is the squirt a stinky bodily fluid and oh yes it is quite pungent. Once I had this fellow well wrapped and in the car, I headed home. Due to the drought conditions many of the waterways have stopped running and I didn’t know where there was a safe waterhole to put this bloke, so home it was. Earlier in the week I had seen another Long-necked Tortoise in the dam so maybe a bit of matchmaking?
I put him on the floor of my dam.
and eventually he poked his head out when I moved him a bit closer to the waters edge.
He looked this way and that sniffing the air
He checked out the dam
and with a scurry and a splash he was gone.
He really was a character Then it was time for me to get back to the house and wash the stinky towel.