Bottoms up……of sorts

The Bird Weekly Photo Challenge: Birds With Butts In The Air
and Becky’s Square Photo Challenge #SquareUp as it was Becky who said You What!! when I commented I didn’t have any such photos. This prompted me to go on a search of my folders. This is the pathway to the photo – b*******/brians photos/birds/waterbirds/coot Yes I am still sorting last years photos and have almost cracked August.

So bottoms up

See. This is what I mean by sort of…..not the cute fluffy bottoms that can be seen in either photo challenges

Five minutes ago 16 January

Hammad’s Weekend Sky#15

A little bit of rain over the past week. Everything has grown like crazy in the garden. Your song for the day

Wispy clouds and a couple of Australian Ravens flew past this morning

and one with the rising sun through the trees

Looking up at the Laughing Kookaburras

I was listening to the world outside. I heard a sound like someone gargling. Knowing I was the only one home at the time, I went to investigate. Yes as walking outside at my place could always be a photo opportunity, I had my camera.

On a branch was a young Laughing Kookaburra making the “I really am a Kookaburra….listen to this” absolutely weird sound. Not a moment later came the sounds of a real Laughing Kookaburra. Here let me tell you what I was told happened.

“Hey, is anyone here?”
“I’ve got lunch.”
“Have you seen how fast these blokes go?”

“Hello…..”
“I thought you were hungry?”
“Look what I caught.”

“I know you’re here somewhere.”
“Did you fly over there?”
“These taste real juicy.”

“Is that you?”
“I’m sure I heard something”
“I bet he’s playing a game with me.”

“Here….have a look at this;”
“It is so wonderful tasting.”
I am just going to have to eat it ALL myself!”

“No Dad….don’t do that.”
“I’m here.”
“I’ll have some dinner please.”

“Well then……..you better get over here as quick as you can.”
OK Dad….here I come.”

and that is the story of the Laughing Kookaburras on a tree just off my verandah

I am sure some would have noticed that the photos are also square for Becky’s Square Photo Challenge #SquareUp (sorry Becky, no music with this one)

More life with the browns

The Travel Words Photo Challenge – Life in Colour: Brown

A bit of a looking song if you want. One of my favourites

Here are a few browns forgotten last post – the butterflies

and a random mix

I joined those who went up to Barcelona

Becky’s Square Photo Challenge: #SquareUp

So many people have looked up to Antoni Gaudi posting images of the wonderful Segrada Familia that I couldn’t not join in. I have been there twice and from the first time, a dusty plastic covered workplace to am amazing inside space with so much going on it’s hard to stop taking photos.

Enjoy a bit of a song as you have a look around


Let’s go up Barcelona to the Sagrada. First stop is looking up to the stained glass window of a huge variety of colours and hues

The stained glass windows reflect colour all throughout the building – on the columns, walls and floor.

Looking up to the ceiling is a treat for the eyes. The organic feel of the Sagrada is never more evident than in those tree like columns reaching up to the stars