Daily Diary

The Weekly Prompts Wednesday Challenge: Daily Diary

The past week, day by day

Day 1: the Red-necked Wallaby and her Joey in the pouch can for a bit of supplementary food in the morning
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Day 2: I went to visit my daughter. Always have to open this gate on the road between two properties at Lilydale20200326_2_blog challenge_diary_gate_lilydale
Day 3: My bestie and I went for a drive in the countryside. Found this letter box20200326_3_blog challenge_diary_letter box_clarence valley

Day 4: We went for a walk to see how much of my place has recovered from the devastating fire in December. Growing among some burnt wood a tiny Sunflower showed it’s sunny face. It was probably dropped by a bird from the seed I was putting out for the birds when the place was a charred mess and not much food for the animals and birds.
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Day 5: The Caper White Butterflies have turned up on the usual migration. I am glad they like to stop over at my place to refuel before heading off again.20200326_5_blog challenge_diary_caper white butterflies_durranbah
Day 6: I had to go to town to get my car repaired. Keeping my social distance I walked around town taking a few photos. This looks like someone had a helper in the demolition of the front fence.20200326_6_blog challenge_diary_bricks_shovel_toy_grafton
Day 7: A female Satin Bower Bird came to have a look around the verandah. The photo was taken from my chair in my office through the glass door. It has to be a stealthy, quick shot as they sense the slightest movement and fly off lickerty split.20200326_7_blog challenge_diary_bower bird_female_step_durranbah

That was seven days from the daily diary.

Dragonflies were everywhere

Jez’s Fan of #60…..Dragonflies

As you may recall, on the weekend we had a picnic by the Clarence River. While relaxing in the shade on a rather warm March day, dragonflies seemed to be flitting about everywhere, whether near the water or right beside us on the grass.

Ready for a bit of Dragonfly action?

So many of the blue coloured dragonflies
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Red dragonflies are easy to spot20200323_blog challenge_im a fan of_dragonflies_red
First time I have seen a black dragonfly with a blue tail20200323_blog challenge_im a fan of_dragonflies_black_blue
This yellow dragonfly landed and did a series of poses and flitted off20200323_blog challenge_im a fan of_dragonflies_yellow
A ring-in. I found this wonderful dragonfly at Rocky Creek Dam20200323_blog challenge_im a fan of_dragonflies_purple_yellow
Another ring in from Rocky Creek Dam, a blue Damselfly20200323_blog challenge_im a fan of_dragonflies_damselfly_blue

A place to stand

The Weekly Prompts Photo Challenge: Ladders

I do seem to have many ladders, from the small step ladder to a rather big ladder that reaches to giddy heights. The ladder I thought I would show you is one that was found in a garage sale and I find quite a cute little ladder, I have used this ladder in other posts such as a black and white challenge from Cee. It has changed location since then and has a few different pot plants who love to sit thereon.

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They walked away

Debbies One Word Sunday: Communication

Come said
Marcel
this discussion
is going
nowhere.
Yes said
William
I agree
She never
listens.
We should
go to the
farmhouse
to see if
farmer Harrison
can help
talk sense into
Jeanine.
Yes said
Marcel
sometimes she
can be
pigheaded,
no offence
William.
William
just grunted.

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Meanwhile
Steven
took shelter
knowing what
could
happen20200319_blog_challenge_ows_communication_animals_shelf2

Moving the camera for Intentional Camera Movement images

Debbie’s Trying Something New – ICM

I went to my archives for this photo challenge and found some interesting shots and some that are, well, best described as what were you thinking!
Of course the folder is called Arty Ones.
This was a lot of fun that I started doing a while ago and I keep doing ICM. I find the night time shots can be interesting as there isn’t any references to say this is a shot of….. I have told of the subject on each image for those who need details.

Here is a selection of my Intentional Camera Movement images.

A tree with diagonal movement. This one is from 201520200319_blog_challenge_icm_diagonal
Horizontal movement – you may recognise my besties old bird bath. Taken in 201620200319_blog_challenge_icm_horizontal_green
Taken from a high rise in Sydney in 2010. Cars on a freeway from memory20200319_blog_challenge_icm_lights_neon_lines
another from a Sydney high rise of neon lights in 201820200319_blog_challenge_icm_lights_neon
A moving view of Cockle Bay again from a Sydney high rise in 2010  The lights look like birds20200319_blog_challenge_icm_lights_neon_birds
I did a series of a Magpie Lark or commonly called a Pee Wee on the lawn in 201220200319_blog_challenge_icm_pee wee

Sangfroid

Ragtag Daily Prompt Wednesday: Sangfroid

noun – composure or coolness shown in danger or under trying circumstances. Derived from the French “sang-froid” literally meaning “cold blood”.

I stayed cool

WARNING: MAY CONTAIN AN IMAGE THAT COULD FRIGHTEN SOME PEOPLE

 

A music interlude for those who may wish to wait before venturing on

 

 

carpet snake01_home_named_jan 2014

It is lucky that Carpet Snakes are Pythons and don’t have a deadly bite, they just love to hug you and hug you and hug you.