Monumental Wollumbin

On the North Coast of New South Wales stands a monumental mountain which has two names, the aboriginal name, Wollumbin and Mount Warning given that name by Captain Cook in 1770 when he was exploring the coastline of Australia. It is a marker for sailors
“…We now saw the breakers [reefs] again within us which we past at the distance of 1 League [5 km], they lay in the Lat de of 38°..8′ [later changed to 28°..8′] & stretch off East two Leagues [10 km] from a point under which is a small Island. There situation may always be found by the peaked mountain before mentioned which bears SWBW from them this and on this account I have named Mount Warning it lies 7 or 8 Leagues [35-40 km] inland in the latitude of 28°..22” S° the land is high and hilly about it but it is conspicuous enough to be distinguished from everything else.[4] The point off which these shoals lay I have named Point Danger to the northward of it the land which is low trends NWBN but we soon found that it did not keep that direction long before it turned again to the northward.”[4]

For the aboriginal people of the region, the Bundjalung people, Wollumbin is a place of cultural and traditional significance.There are many sacred sites where ceremonies and initiation rites were held. Like Uluru in the Northern Territory, Wollumbin is a sacred place and should not be climbed.  There are many interpretations of what Wollumbin and the mountain mean. A common tale is that it means Cloud Catcher as quite often there is cloud surrounding the top of the mountain. Others meanings could be Big Fellow Mountain and the Warrior Chief

Getting photos on a clear day is rare but you also can get the layers of the Australian bush which gives of a blue hue due to the vapours from the Eucalypt trees.

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Ragtag Saturday: Marker
Debbie’s One Word Sunday: Monumental
Terri’s Sunday Stills: Layers

Reference: Wikipedia

 

 

Window

The word prompt from Debbie at Travel With Intent: Window

I went looking for some window photo that I haven’t posted before and I did get carried away when I went looking in my Europe folders. I know the idea was window but….I’m sorry Debbie just a few from around the Europe.
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Fly

The word prompt for Debbie’s One Word Sunday: Fly

We look at the word fly
What do we see
Of course I see a fly
Sitting on my arm
Ready to bite
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Or is it
A spider and a fly
caught in the web
Buzzing, thrashing
Awaiting the inevitable
spider and the fly_binna burra_jan 2014
Or perhaps a butterfly
Sitting upon a leaf
Resting after a long flight
Showing it’s splendor
Enjoying the Sun
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Maybe a Dragonfly
Looking about
Watching the camera
To ensure a capture
Of its good side
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But it is always
a Fly that keeps
Coming back to the thoughts
When Fly is mentioned
Some doing laps of a jug
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But Butterfly is the best
Resplendent in colour
As it sits atop a flower
Drinking the nectare
In The morning suncommon jezabel butterfly_named_binna burra_may 2018
But no
It is always a fly
A large horsefly
Buzzing around waiting
To find a place to bitetriclista-singularis-horse-fly06_named_home_jan-2017
Who could dislike
Those splendid features
Eyes that can see
In multiple facets
A proboscis ready to draw blood
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But some may venture
Further afield
And wish to fly
To be aloft
ready to exploreplane2_flying_lismore air show_named_july 2018
I seem to think of birds
There are many a bird
Who will invoke the fly
A Leaden Flycatcher
Will make you think Flyrestless flycatcher_face_front_home_named_feb 2014
Soaring above
The sky it’s domain
A Square-tailed Kite
Showing us the wonder
Of being able to flysquare-tailed-kite_flying_named_home_sept-2016

But for most of us
When we see the word
Fly
It is mostly the humble
Little creature – The Fly
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Size

Here is Debbies One Word Sunday: Size
Some of the things I have been contemplating on contributing for OWS perhaps can also be some of my Favourite Things as Patti from Ragtag asked.
Perhaps some of the small things in my world should be a start. The feature photo is a Scarlet Honeyeater, the smallest honeyeater and a red jewel that flashes through my garden and the forest.

I love having Stingless Native Bees in my garden
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and of course Blue-banded Bees scrunching into flowersbee blue bum_crop_binna burran feb 2012
All of the tiny native flowers that abound on my placewisteria-native_named_home_aug-2016

native flower_purple_named_home_august 2017

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I have to include some big things too. Kookaburras are always hunting in the garden and waking me with their morning song
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Overhead one of the Square-tailed Kite family soars square-tailed-kite01_named_home_nov-2016
While in the garden, a Red-necked Wallaby snacks on the Honey Gem Grevillea 171102_blog challenge_peek_wallaby04

The trees of the forest that surround are the big
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Now a warning for those who have a thing about spiders – there is one in the next image

 

 
Isn’t she a beauty. She lived in my laundry for a Summer and then came into the lounge and dining rooms for Winter last year. I think she became bored of my company and headed outside.170315_side view_huntsman_size