Being inspired

The Lens-Artists Photo Challenge #115: Inspiration

Have a listen to a bit of Aussie music while you have a read

Inspiration. What inspires me? Who inspires me? The list of bloggers who inspire is far to long to list and I am afraid I would leave someone out which would be unforgivable. Probably if you are reading this YOU are an inspiration either with your wonderful photos (whose ideas I might steal every now and then) or incredible your poetry and words.

With what I do in the shed, my inspiration has to be my Grandfathers and Father who gave me the innate skills to use tools

This is the first shed I built to do stuff in.

Music has always been part of my life inspired by my Mother who played piano and encouraged me to pick up a guitar. I have lots of music and mostly always have music playing.

A few of my CD’s

Me in the foreground playing with my mate Steve at a dance I think

I still have that guitar in the above photo

Probably my early life in Scouts gave me a love of the Australian bush and our environment. I became part of the solution and still do my part to try and make our world a better place. Landcare is a wonderful way to help others.

An Australian poet Nan Whitcomb who wrote The Thoughts of Nanushka, inspired my poetry. My Mum saw her on TV and told me about her while shelling the peas in the kitchen when I got home from work.

Towering

Terri’s Sunday Stills: Towering Turmoil

I don’t know about the turmoil part but I sure I can get on with a bit of towering. Here’s a song to listen while having a scroll

I guess I did find a bit of towering turmoil after all. The good news is that the big Tallow Wood tree on my place is alive and standing and has new growth after the devastating fires of last year. In case you didn’t know here is a bit of what happened at Durranbah

It’s very close and scary

Jude’s 2020Photo Challenge #38: What’s the POV

This post contains a close up of a spider so if you have any phobias, please close this post to exit and seek help or listen to a bit of music to relax you if you would absolutely dare to go further!

This week's assignment - Shoot your subject from below. Looking up will give the illusion of smallness (the viewer). An upwards angle will make the subject seem much more important.

Thank you brave soul who has ventured into bushboys world. I found this HARMLESS Huntsman Spider in the wood pile. They don’t have webs and rely on their lightning speed to catch their prey. Huntsman Spiders can run at sixteen of their body lengths a second and that’s the slowest one of the 95 Huntsman species found in Australia.

’tis early

Debbie’s One Word Sunday: Early

A song to listen while reading. It is the early song from my early life

Awaken
my love
the sun has
tried to
break through.
The distance
shrouded
trees appear
await
bird song.
I am
the mist
ready
to envelop
your senses.
Awaken
my love
love
has broken
through.
The mist
has risen
my body
awaits
gentle touch.
Awaken
my love
’tis early.

Ragtag Daily Prompt: Awaken

Making faces

The Weekend Challenge: The Face

So many
objects
have a face.
Do you
see them
walking
through the shops.
I do
they are
making faces
they are there
inanimate faces
they are always looking
waiting
for you
making faces.

Smug tree

Ghostly water

Skeleton tree

An unfortunately named Jap Pumpkin *why

The goofy slippers


The shocked incense burner