This is February 2022

What a wet month so there’s not many photos to share this month. Almost 300mls of rain in the last week and everyone is preparing for flooding, except me as I am high in the foothills. The normally dry gullies have been roaring at time and all the dams are overflowing. The ground squelches as I walk about. Just now the rain is thundering on the corrugated iron roof.

Your February song to enjoy while having a peek at my February.

During February we went to Macleay Island in Morton Bay where my bestie has a cottage. We went there to do a few repairs and speak to tradies so not much time for photos. To get there with all the tools and gear we took the ferry

One morning I managed to see a sunrise and get a photo

Near the small cottage we rented the trees had some fabulous shapes

Another favourite tree on the block and in the streets are Scribbly Gums

Just behind the cottage in the garden, the Bush Stone-curlews like to rest during the day. They are never impressed when I turn up with my camera

Maybe a bit more later but now from my place a Willie Wagtail on a post

A Hoya plants flower in a hanging pot on the verandah attracted a Yellow-faced Honeyeater. The photo was taken through the office door hence the poor quality.

I think he really liked that branch

An Azure Kingfisher has been around my place for most of Summer

I wonder if they care about the water beetles in the old swimming pool

While I was out on the verandah this fly kept landing near me so I guess he wanted his photo taken

While out in the garden Blue-banded Bees buzzed about the red Pentas flowers

and Orchard Swallowtail Butterflies flitted from pink Pentas flower to flower

The morning sun on the Hoya flowers looked a treat

I went into town to try and find some Square Odds for a post (look for my last post) and found the yellow Frangipanni near where I used to work with their wondrous flowers

I am not sure what type of flower these are but I think they are a small Orchid. I have lots in my garden

Walking around Macleay Island on an abandoned building there was signs of an old garden. These Gladioli looked so lovely with their soft pink petals, a colour I have never seen before.

Well it’s time to get going so here is a pastel sunset with the four trees I highlighted earlier in a post this month

and back to where we started, a fiery sunset through the trees from Macleay Island

Thanks for having a look at me February. I hope you enjoyed the song. I always ask if you had a favourite photo so did you?

This is part of Ju-Lyns Touring My Backyard and my Changing Seasons.

I often forget to include this part of Changing Seasons

About The Changing Seasons

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For many of us, looking back over these photos provides the structure and narrative of our post, so each month is different. Some focus on documenting the changes in a particular project — such as a garden, an art or craft project, or a photographic diary of a familiar landscape.

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There it is

The Ragtag Daily Prompt Monday: Kenspeckle

I thought I had the most weird prompt words and along come Heather with a bit of Scots – Kenspeckle. A word for conspicuous, easily seen or recognized, eye-catching etc. I don’t think that Jez or Susan have showed Kenspeckle yet in their speaking Scots lessons they post every now and then. Anyway this is what I thought of when I saw the word.

South Seas

The Ragtag Daily Prompt Sunday: South Seas

What could be more South Seas than a barnacle encrusted pylon or two
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and a yacht ready to set sailboat_sails_named_macleay_island_march 2019

Of course what song? A bit of Aussie Rock (thanks Linda)

Which Way – March 7

It’s time for a Which Way post

Earlier this week, we went to Macleay Island one of the many islands in Morton bay. As we had stuff to do, we took the car ferry. Here is the story.
The ferry arrived loaded with cars and trucks190309_blog_challenge_which_way_ferry1
and this bloke
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The crew decided on the order of loading
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At the first stop, Karragarra Island the truck was the only one to get off.
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Next stop was Macleay Island so we were the first car off the ferry
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Waiting to head back to the mainland
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