A Photo a Week Challenge: Birds

There isn’t many challenges that have the topic Birds. I couldn’t resist but who can stop at one or two especially when it is my favourite Australian bird the Eastern Yellow Robin. I did limit myself but they are so cute I just had to share a few photos.

I love how they just fly and land sideways on trees
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and look around the corner to see if I am still there
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Even fluffed up in the bird bath they still look captivating
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The subtly of their yellow feathers shows through in the bird bath
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Just a lovely little bird
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This is one of his favourite resting spots
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Hope you love the Eastern Yellow Robin as much as I do. See other peoples photos of birds in the Photo a Day Challenge: Birds

Water Lillies

Here are a few water lillies for Cee’s Flower of the Day: Water Lily Pond

I love the subtle pink hue
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The Cape Waterlily stands out among the crowd
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The Yellow Waterlily is from Mexico
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The Cape Waterlily is from South Africa and is everywhere in Australia
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An Australian native waterlily the Water Snowflake. This one is growing on my dam.
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Black and White Sunday: Before and After

It is interesting to see the same photo in black and white and in colour. What is your favourite?

In days gone by, I am sure someone has a black and white photo of the old horse  drawn trolley bus.
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It has been lovingly restored and you can still take a short ride when it is available.
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I took these two photos this afternoon thinking of the Before and After photo challenge. The Iris is one of my favourites that I was given from my elderly neighbour before he went into care
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The colours are stunning
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Pick your favourite from other photographers contributions at Lost in Translation

Thursdays Special: Traces of the Past

Australia isn’t an old country. Settled in 1788, many of the buildings have gone and there is still some Traces of the Past.

I have, as in my last blog, gone back thousands of years. This time I have a bit of the architecture from the not too distant past.

Many of the buildings in Sydney and the surrounding settlements were made of sandstone. Sydney sandstone is a valuable building material now-a-days. This church is in Springwood in the the Blue Mountains which surround Sydney to the west.
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Another sandstone structure. A spire on a building in Newtown, Sydney
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A mix of building materials. Sandstone, brick and copper on the Trades Hall Center in the City.
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A copper dome and weather vane on a building in Newtown, Sydney
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One Word Photo Challenge: Heron

I was amazed that I only have a few Heron photos among my thousands of bird photos. The One Word Photo Challenge: Heron did set me a challenge. Luckily I found some White-faced Heron photos.

One afternoon I came home to find a White-faced Heron sitting in a tree in my garden.
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At Shaws Bay while we were having a swim, a White-faced Heron was looking for snacks in the sand at low tide.
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Weekly Weather: Clouds

Who doesn’t love clouds. Sometimes we can see things, sometimes they are just clouds. This Weekly Weather photo challenge from Jennifer Nichole Wells is Clouds.

Here are some clouds I saw on the weekend.

This cloud formation reminded me of a birds wing feathers
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A white line among the clouds
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This cloud formation fascinated me
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A while ago I saw this cloud which looks like a bear or a dog
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