Next stop….my station

The weekly inspired quotation from Debbie at Travel With Intent

“Travelling is like flirting with life. It’s like saying, ‘I would stay and love you, but I have to go; this is my station”        Lisa St Aubin de Teran

I hope the train can stop, this is my station
180504_blog challenge_transportation_fast train

 

Flies do what flies do

Sunshine’s Macro Monday #18

I was going around the garden filling the various bird baths and I spotted these flies doing what flies do. I like how the male was checking me out while he was “occupied” and the female was nonplussed either way.

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Calm Before the Storm

Terri’s Sunday Stills: #Calm Before the Storm
You can just make out the horses and cows who have moved into the old dairy as a storm approaches shed_old_dairy_storm_clouds_named_lawrence_nov 2018
The storm clouds are building over my home171220_storm on way_named_home_dec 2017 - Copy
The afternoon is calmsunset_yacht_golden_named_macleay_island_march 2019

 

Waiting

The Lens-Artists Photo Challenge #72: Waiting

What was that that flashed past the kitchen window? A flash of white. Quick………grab the camera and outside into the garden.

Yes……it’s a Caper White Butterfly coming to feed on the Pentas flowers.

Get set……..focus…….wait for that butterfly in flight photo opportunity…..wait and wait
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It’s a flutter of wings……….will she fly this time…….or just reposition to get more nectar 191117_blog_challenge_waiting_caper white butterfly2
Don’t get distracted……….ohhh look……..a dragonfly191117_blog_challenge_waiting_dragonfly
Oh bugger…….she’s off this bunch of flowers…….where will she settle next?191117_blog_challenge_waiting_caper white butterfly3
Look…….over there……quick get focused as she is fluttering her wings again….maybe this time she will fly191117_blog_challenge_waiting_caper white butterfly4
Hurrah…….success…..it did take a bit of time waiting191117_blog_challenge_waiting_caper white butterfly5

A bit of yellow

Cee’s Fun Foto Challenge: Yellow

Lemon Migrant Butterfly always a treat to see
lemon migrant butterfly_named_home_feb 2015
An Australian Native flower that grows on my place. I know I shouldn’t be slack and tell you it’s nameyellow flowers2_duroux rd_named_102011
So lovely but is a quick spreading introduced weed in Australia – Singapore Daisy
yellow daisy like flower02_home_named_dec 2013

Another unknown name for an Australian Native plant that is on my place possibly a variety of Guinea flower
yellow flower_named_home_sept 2014
The Grevillea Yamba Sunshinegrevillea_yellow_named_home_august 2017

Yellow-faced Honeyeaters love Grevilleas as well as Bottlebrush flowers
yellow faced honeyeater_bottlebrush_named_home_aug 2016

Couldn’t do a yellow post without a Yellow Robin popping in
eastern yellow robin01_named_home_may 2015

Fruit

The Friendly Friday prompt: Fruit

All sorts of fruit – from the usual fruit to the native Australian fruits to the unusual fruit.
Everyone knows this one
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Dragon Fruit190315_spiky_square_dragonfruit
The fruit of a Norfolk Island Pinebrusnswick heads norfolk is pine_fruit_named_10042011
The fruit of a Sandpaper Creek Figsandpaper creek fig fruit01_named_killen falls_dec 2014
The Cheese Tree Fruitfruit_vine_crop_named_home_june 2015
Wonderful purple fruit of a native grass Dianellapurple fruit_home_named_nov 2015
Pandanus have large heavy fruit so be careful resting under the shade of a Pandanus tree at the beach181004_blog challenge_texture_pandanas fruit_evans head
No need for a caption here either190309_spiky_square_pineapples
The distinctive blue fruit of a Quondong or Blue Fig180313_quandong fruit

The eerie atmosphere of a bushfire

Time for Debbie’s Six Word Saturday

I am sorry for bombarding you with fire stuff but it’s my life at the moment.

I was in town when the atmosphere turned a different shade than I am used to seeing which gave my world an eerie glow.
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Looking across the Clarence River at the Jacaranda trees which usually stand out in the landscape191109_blog_challenge_six_word_saturday_fire_clarence river_grafton_jacaranda_tree
Looking upstream towards the Great Dividing Range where you see mountains. My place is in there somewhere191109_blog_challenge_six_word_saturday_fire_clarence rivert_water

At 12:45pm
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The reflection of the sun on the water which was being whipped up by a very strong wind. There was even small waves on the river191109_blog_challenge_six_word_saturday_fire_sun_reflection_water