Awe in flying

The Photo a Week Challenge: Up In The Air
Pic and Word Challenge: Awe #224

So at ease
soaring above
watching in awe
watching with lovesquare-tailed-kite_flying_named_home_sept-2016
Sometimes alone
sometimes in threes
freed from the ground
freed from the trees
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Large in the sky
spreading of wings
riding aloft
this one not sings
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Large is impressive
filling the sky
but small is too
this butterfly
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Light the night

Nancy’s Photo a Week Challenge: Light the Night

Natural light or man made light? You can be the judge.

Our Moon gives a lovely light at night171221_blog challenge_darkness and light_moon05

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A bit of bothmoon_full_night_house_palms_named_caniaba_jan 2019
Fire lights the night190128_blog_challenge_sunday_stills_night_fire_twirler3
A party boat glows on the bay170913_blog challenge_dark_blue boat
A man, a torch and a Brush-tailed Possumpossum_cassia_night_named_home_jackadgery_jan 2019
Big Ben has its own lights181216_time_square_comes_a_time_clock_big ben_night
A man, a car light and an owlbarn owl_night_binna burra_april 2018
A man. a woman, a torch and a Moon Flower171019_blog challenge_glow_moon flower

Old tools

Nancy’s Photo a Week Challenge: Over One Hundred Years Old

I found these old stone tools on my place a few years ago. I bet the bloke who lost them was quite annoyed. My place is part of a very large property that was settled by white fellas over one hundred years ago and has been subdivided over the years
The underside of the stone axe and the chipping rock.170519_traces of the past_stone axe_tool1
This stone is used to sharpen the stone axe170519_traces of the past_stone tool
The stone axe. The most amazing thing is the axe fits snugly into my hand.170519_traces of the past_stone axe

Sun and water

Jenn’s Photo a Week Challenge: Sun & Water
Ragtag Daily Prompt Thursday: Dawn

Let’s start with Dawn
A calm yellow dawn
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A fiery orange skysunrise_gold_named_ballina_feb-2017
Sun & Water
The threatening sky put the yachts in safe harbour
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Mornings water reflectionwater_sunset_named
A turbulent afternoons reflectionsunset_water_named_macleay_island_march 2019
Setting in for the nightsunset_yacht_golden_named_macleay_island_march 2019

 

Cute and cuddly Koalas

The Ragtag Thursday Prompt: Scratch
Also Nancy’s Photo a Week Challenge: Hands

Everyone loves a Koala. They are so adorable, cute and ever so cuddly so the marketing tells you. On the weekend a Koala was in the tree in my besties garden. She has a number of trees that Koalas love for their food and a place to sleep. Koalas sleep for around nineteen hours a day!!!

This is the Koala. High in the tree and a bit hard to spot.
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A sleepy eye was on me as I walked about beneath the tree.191003_blog_challenge_scratch_koala2
So you want to cuddle a Koala? Maybe find one who has had a pedicure. Their claws are quite long and sharp. The trees are quite marked with scratches where a Koala ambles up to find a snack or a place to rest for the day.191003_blog_challenge_scratch_koala3_claws

Here is a bit about Koalas I wrote years ago
https://bushboy.blog/2013/10/12/koalas/

Bits of yellow in my day

The Photo a Week Challenge from Nancy: Yellow

The other day I went into the bush on my place to cut some firewood. The current state of my place is dry and dead looking. I did a bit of a drive around and went to see how the waterhole is holding up. It was the saddest I have ever seen it. This is a waterhole that has never dried up since I have lived here. Normally the water is up to the rocks in the foreground.

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While I was there looking in dismay, suddenly the air was filled with bird calls and a small flock of Fucous Honeyeaters came down to get a drink and have a bath

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Yellow-faced Honeyeaters and White-throated Honeyeaters also arrived. Many other small birds were darting about as well.190816_blog_challenge_yellow_yellow-faced_honeyeater

 

Meanwhile I still had a job to do so it was back into the forest and cut firewood. Once I got back home, the next task was to split the wood so it would fit into the fire. Always be careful when splitting wood as you never know what may be still inside. One blow from the block splitter and the timber split and dropped from the chopping block onto the ground. I noticed a bit of movement in one of the pieces of wood. The telltale yellow legs of a Centipede. They can give a nasty bite so it is best to let them get on with their business. 190816_blog_challenge_yellow_centipede

As this was going to go into the fire at some stage, I moved the piece of wood away from the woodpile so the Centipede could find somewhere else to live.

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What was that?

It’s not often I do a combined photo challenge.
So we have Sheryl’s Daily Word Prompt: Vanish
and Nancy’s Photo a Week Challenge: Timing is Everything
and Franks Tuesday Photo Challenge: Overhead

One day I was sitting in the garden
When from overhead
I heard something buzzing
growling, perhaps a deep throated roar.
I looked towards the horizon
Nothing
I looked towards the mountains
Nothing.
Hold steady I said
The sound began to get louder
That strange buzzing
growling, perhaps a deep throated roar.
I held my camera to my eye
Hold steady I said
Timing is everything
The sound was almost overhead
I waited
from the tree tops
The sound was there
I held my nerve
I saw it as it flew overhead
Timing is everything
Quick get that shot
before it could vanish.
The sound started to wane
That strange buzzing
growling, perhaps a deep throated roar
In great excitement
I looked at my camera
opened the screen to reveal……….

170711_the plane and the tree

Timing is everything
when something is overhead
otherwise it will vanish.