Later in the evening

Weekly Prompts Weekend Challenge: Glow

I know this is second go. I had this idea and I love the song but…..you know….tangents. Well I hope you give the song a listen. It’s one of The Small Faces best

Pick a Word – January 2023

Thursday Special: Pick a Word January 2023

Time to have a go at my favourite photo challenge. This months words are a mix of easy (maybe) and a bit more to think about. Well the words gave me a lot of ideas. I put a photo in and then want to change my mind. To over come this, I have double dipped with a couple of photos that the words compelled me to post.

To compensate for taking a bit of your time, here are some of my favourite words as you scroll on by

Paula’s first set of words for this year are

CIRCULAR

IDIOSYNCRATIC

PERSPECTIVE

SEABOARD

UNDRAPED

I hope you had fun and found that that my photos matched Paula’s words. Want to know more about any of the photos, drop me a comment.
Did you see the duck on the fountain?

From little things….

Ragtag Daily Prompt Saturday: Copy

Yes this is another post for the prompt. I had this as my original idea until I saw The Weekly Prompts Weekend Challenge of Bend and that changed my mind to do a double dip post.

Not to lose this idea, plus I had it almost ready to go, here is a bit of from little things, big things grow.

This song is an important part of Australia’s history so I hope you can enjoy it as much as I do even though as I listen as I write I have tears in my eyes

Australia – Always was, Always will be the land of the First Nations tribes

I know I have digressed and you want to see what I am talking about. Here are how a plant called Donkeys Ears copy themselves. Botanically called Kalanchoe Gastonis-Bonnieri, it is from Madagascar and is honours a famous French botanist, Dr. Gaston Bonnier

This is a Donkeys Ears plant I have in a hanging pot which has has a plantlet growing on the tip of a leaf

Here is the plantlet complete with its roots ready to pop into a pot and grow another copy.

This Donkeys Ears is in a pot on the verandah and has much bigger leaves. The leaves can grow up to 50cm or twelve to 20 inches long. Taking a cutting from a leaf tip and placing soil will also result in a new plant. The leaves on this plant have a couple of plantlets. One on the tip at the top of the photo and one on the lower left leaf

Laugh to be healthy and happy

Marsha’s WQ#3

One of my favourite Elvis songs – the laughing version. Try not to get caught up in Elvis’s contagious laughing

“The art of medicine consists of amusing the patient while nature cures the disease.” – Voltaire

“Laughter serves as a blocking agent. Like a bullet-proof vest, it may help protect you against the ravages of negative emotions that can assault you in disease.” – Norman Cousins

“Trouble knocked at the door, but, hearing laughter, hurried away.” – Benjamin Franklin

Earth laughs in flowers. — Ralph Waldo Emerson

God has a smile on His face. — Psalm 42:5

On Day at the Pearly Gates

St. Peter stood at the Pearly Gates, waiting for the incoming.
He saw Jesus walking by and caught his attention.
“Jesus, could you mind the gate while I go do an errand?” 
“Sure,” replied Jesus. “What do I have to do?”  
“Just find out about the people who arrive.  Ask about their background,their family, and their lives.  Then decide if they deserve entry into Heaven.” 
“Sounds easy enough.  Okay.”  

So Jesus waited at the gates while St. Peter went off on his errand.


The first person to approach the gates was a wrinkled old man.  Jesus summoned him to the examination table and sat across from him. 
Jesus peered at the old man and asked, “What was it you did for a living?” 
The old man replied, “I was a carpenter.”  
Jesus remembered his own earthly existence and leaned forward.
“Did you have any family?” he asked. 
“Yes, I had a son, but I lost him.”  
Jesus leaned forward some more. “You lost your Son?  Can you tell me about him?” 
“Well, he had holes in his hands and feet.”  
Jesus leaned forward even more, and whispered, ” … Father?” 
The old man leaned forward and whispered, ” … Pinocchio?” 

In the cafe

Terri’s Sunday Stills Monthly Colour Challenge: Days of #Grey and #White
John’s Cellpic Sunday

Sitting in the Dragonfly Cafe in Lismore a few years ago (pre-flooding events) The white walls and simple pictures and decore drew me in and I had to grab a photo and playing with the settings on my phone photo software, these images were the result.

A lovely song from way back when to enjoy

The colour version

More black and white

Quite washed out with the whites trying to dominate

As you can see I am not all that good using my phone for a camera

5 Minutes Ago – 14 January

Hammad’s Weekend Sky #85

Another early morning wake up for me. The sunrise was well worth it

I haven’t included this song before. I don’t know why. I learnt to play guitar to lots of Donovan songs

The colours brushed the clouds and reduced as the clouds moved away from the sunrise

In the northern sky, not a cloud in sight just a bright moon and the tree tops starting to greet the dawn

After a few moments the sun burst over the horizon in a blaze of yellow

Whizzing along

Ragtag Daily Prompt Friday: Limit

We boarded the train
and headed off
what to discover
the countryside
blurring
more
at every second

Comfortable seats
room to spare
further along
clink
clank
rattle
rustle
the food trolley
almost here

But look
I say
the limit
achieved
Whizzing along

Later on……

Hit play and have some memories while you browse the next few posts