Words of Wisdom – Y23 #5

Paula’s Words of Wisdom Y23 #5

“A profusion of pink roses bending ragged in the rain speaks to me of all gentleness and its enduring.”William Carlos Williams

5 Minutes Ago – 28 May

Hammads Weekend Sky #102

Again my morning sunrise and sky were just blue skies so I didn’t grab a some photos. Instead here is an old sunrise photo taken at the beach in Port Fairy, a coastal town in Victoria in 2013.

Pick a Word – May 2023

Lost in Translation’s: Pick a Word – May 2023

Paula’s words are always interesting. I like how this month all her photos are black and white. Maybe next month I might throw in some monochromes. These words sent me down my usual nature trail with a few others who pop into my posts every now and then.






Leaves and wood

Cee’s Black and White Photo Challenge: Patterns in Nature

A Brown Kurrajong leaf, half in sunlight showing the veins

Another Brown Kurrajong leaf a bit worse for wear

When the log was a tree, insects burrowed under the bark and chewed their was along creating patterns

A close-up of the trails

Official doors around town

Dans Thursday Doors

The past few trips to town have been to get my car serviced so that means lots of time to walk around. What really gets to me is the lack of old style doors around town. The heritage building are still there in the main streets but all of the street level shop fronts are aluminum and glass, oh so boring. I haven’t given up as I have to venture a bit further out from the CBD now.

This are the doors to the Crown Hotel. The decorations are etched into the glass.

A second hand business in South Grafton

One of the heritage buildings with all it’s bits and pieces. This photo was taken on an overcast day

The colours are more like this but again in shadow. The sun only shines on the facade early in the mornings, well before I get to town now

It’s not all that far

Nature Photo Challenge #14: Your haven of peace

This quite easy for me. It’s a bit a walk if I feel like a bit of exercise. The only trouble is I get side tracked when on foot. There is always something to take a photo of or a weed to be pulled out so driving in Old Smoky is the best option. Plus we could get some firewood or collect rocks for the garden.

In the lower end of my place is where Frenchmans Creek begins. All the gullies that run from the ridge where the road runs, contribute water. One of they gullies that begins in my neighbours place runs into my place, trickles over some rocks and into a waterhole. This waterhole has never run dry in the whole time I have lived here.

It’s a lovely place to sit – making sure there’s not a Bullant nest nearby or you could scare the birds. They are quite aware that something is different, as you can see.

After a while there will be a small flock turn up. I was amazed at how well this White-naped Honeyeater could hang on upside-down

The Fuscous Honeyeaters were a bit more cautious.

Yes, even Mr Whatareyoudoinghere, relaxed and really got stuck in

In a very big tree, a pair of Powerful Owls lived. It would be a good feeding spot as at night a lot of animals would have come to have a drink, not knowing their possible fate. Hearing them call in the bush at night is wonderful

The other place of peace is the Raspberry Lookout which is about a one and a half hour drive up the mountains. A picnic, walk around and feel the serenity