Mundane Monday #136

It’s that time of the week again where I try to find something with a bit of a wow factor. Last Saturday was my daughters wedding and I too my little camera so I wouldn’t have to carry a bigger camera. It takes good photos and sometimes I am amazed at results.

The wedding was in a field with a music and light show to dance the night away.
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Jewel Colours

A Photo a Week Challenge from Nancy Merrill Photography: Jewel Colours

All the jewel colours rolled into one with a Rainbow Lorikeet and a Bottlebrush
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“I show my Emerald better”
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“What about me?” said the King Parrot with the rubies and emeralds too
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The Eastern Rosella splashes the jewel colours about.
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Now they are getting a bit showy I think.
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On the forest floor

The Daily Post word prompt: Mushroom

I love finding and photographing mushrooms, toadstools and all fungi that I come across. Here is a selection of some of my finds

A lovely group of mushrooms. I wonder if there is a name for a group of Mushrooms
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The closer you get the yummier they seem
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Such tiny mushroom or perhaps these are toadstools?
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It is always a frill to find mushrooms to photograph in the forest
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They can be in clusters of mushrooms. There I just made that up.
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Sometimes so packed together there’s not mushroom…..
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Sometimes size matters. I always carry a brick when I go wandering with my camera, just in case
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Sometimes the light is just at the right place in the otherwise darkness of the forest floor.
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On the way home

The Daily Post word prompt: Atmospheric

As I drive home, winding through the countryside, I come to a hill that sends me down into the valley where I then climb again to my place. This special spot almost halfway down the hill, the trees open up to reveal my valley and the Great Dividing Range in the distance. Some days are so atmospheric, I am compelled to stop, bathe in the afternoons glow and wonder at the world spread before me.

No words just a few pictures.

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Dancing

The word prompt from The Daily Post: Dancing

The Buddha Festival in South Korea is one of fun, food, music, drumming, dancing and a lantern street parade in the evening. The dancing is wonderful. Unfortunately I was too far back to get good photos or videos.

This young woman was fantastic
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A rehearsal before dancing in the street parade. The Lotus blossom emerges.171117_blog challenge_dancing_sth korea_lotus01

Begins to open
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The flower emerges
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Things Found in the Kitchen

That’s the photo challenge from Cee’s Black & White Photo Challenge: Things Found in the Kitchen.

This is a snapshot of a bit of my Things plus some from Margaret Olley’s Kitchen in the Murwillumbah Art Gallery.  Have a peek inside of her house which has been rebuilt inside the Art Gallery from a previous blog

This is the cupboard that houses Margaret Olleys crockery. I love Willow Pattern crockery.
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Just the cups
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My flour tins. I am not sure how many “elfs” I have raised but it appears that Jesus may be watching from behind the flour tins.
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MY herbs and spices
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My favourite cup and saucer photo from the hotel in Seoul
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Traces of the Past – Bridge

I don’t really like combine photo challenges but my blog bestie Paula and Frank have set the challenges that are quite easy to combine. So for Thursdays Special: Traces of the Past from Lost in Translation and Tuesday Photo Challenge – Bridge from Dutch goes the Photo here are my Bridges from the Past.

The first Bridge is the Pont Saint-Bénézet or Pont d’Avignon over the Rhone River at Avignon. It’s not much of a bridge as it doesn’t go all the way across the Rhone but still attracts lots of tourists every year
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Another not really a Bridge is the Pont du Gard which is an aqueduct which crosses the Gardon River. It is a three story bridge
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In Verona is the Bridge the Castelvecchio or Old Castle which crosses the Adige River. A beautiful red brick example of Gothic architecture.
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A colourful Bridge in Vienna in a marina and leads to fun park on the River Danube.
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How many Bridges can you count that cross the Arno River in Florence?
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Of course my favourite Bridge is the Ponte Vecchio in Florence.
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In a garden in Seoul is a pretty little Bridge crossing a tiny babbling brook.
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I could not let a Bridge or a Traces of the Past photo challenge go by without putting in the wonderful little Bridges in Venice.
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These little Bridges lead to the apartment in Venice where we love to stay out of the tourist areas.
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Thanks for coming across my Bridge and into the Traces of the Past

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Cee’s Fun Foto Challenge: Letter M

In this Cee’s Fun Foto Challenge: The Letter M the word used must have two M’s anywhere in the word.

For this challenge I have used the word Common which is common among butterfly names

Common Albatross
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Common Ringlet
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Common Dart
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Common Brown
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Common Aeroplane
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Common Yellow
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Common Jezabel
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CFFC