Awe in flying

The Photo a Week Challenge: Up In The Air
Pic and Word Challenge: Awe #224

So at ease
soaring above
watching in awe
watching with lovesquare-tailed-kite_flying_named_home_sept-2016
Sometimes alone
sometimes in threes
freed from the ground
freed from the trees
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Large in the sky
spreading of wings
riding aloft
this one not sings
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Large is impressive
filling the sky
but small is too
this butterfly
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Light the night

Nancy’s Photo a Week Challenge: Light the Night

Natural light or man made light? You can be the judge.

Our Moon gives a lovely light at night171221_blog challenge_darkness and light_moon05

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A bit of bothmoon_full_night_house_palms_named_caniaba_jan 2019
Fire lights the night190128_blog_challenge_sunday_stills_night_fire_twirler3
A party boat glows on the bay170913_blog challenge_dark_blue boat
A man, a torch and a Brush-tailed Possumpossum_cassia_night_named_home_jackadgery_jan 2019
Big Ben has its own lights181216_time_square_comes_a_time_clock_big ben_night
A man, a car light and an owlbarn owl_night_binna burra_april 2018
A man. a woman, a torch and a Moon Flower171019_blog challenge_glow_moon flower

Old tools

Nancy’s Photo a Week Challenge: Over One Hundred Years Old

I found these old stone tools on my place a few years ago. I bet the bloke who lost them was quite annoyed. My place is part of a very large property that was settled by white fellas over one hundred years ago and has been subdivided over the years
The underside of the stone axe and the chipping rock.170519_traces of the past_stone axe_tool1
This stone is used to sharpen the stone axe170519_traces of the past_stone tool
The stone axe. The most amazing thing is the axe fits snugly into my hand.170519_traces of the past_stone axe

Faces

The February Photo a Day Challenge 4th: Faces

I see faces almost everywhere
The unfortunately named Jap Pumpkin 190322_blog_challenge_blackandwhite_looks_like_face_pumpkin
“It may just be an old wives’ tale, but it is said that Jap pumpkin derived its name from growers who weren’t sure of how to market it, so they chose the acronym of Just Another Pumpkin!”

The skull like tree
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The goofiest slippers ever190322_blog_challenge_blackandwhite_looks_like_face_shoes
This has to be the smuggest tree tree face_lismore_named_june 2014
Are you as shocked as this oil burner at the number of faces I have found?190322_blog_challenge_blackandwhite_looks_like_face_burner

Work

The word prompt from Nancy for Photo for the Week Challenge: Work

One of the main bits of work I have to do around here is cutting and getting firewood for Winter. Yes, it does get rather hot but over Winter here in the foothills, the nights can get quite cool. Sometimes this can be quite a challenge or a quite peaceful way to spend a Winters day.
Come with me and help out with a bit of work.

Quite often I would start the chainsaw and the Pied Butcherbirds would appear
pied butcher bird02_chain saw_named_home_july 2018
After a bit of cutting and time to have a rest, the Butcherbirds would swoop in and check out the log.pied butcher bird03_chain saw_named_home_july 2018
Synchronised bug huntingpied butcher bird04_chain saw_named_home_july 2018
Always on the look out making sure I had a longer rest than necessary. Are you ready to go again?pied butcher bird05_chain saw_named_home_july 2018
Back at home time to unload the cut rounds and start splitting the wood for the fire. Of course the sound of wood being split attracts the chooks who come looking for snacks. Standing on the chopping block is one way of delaying the work that has to be done.chooks1_block_looking_named_home_2017
What are they looking for? Most times it might be white ants which chooks love or sometimes it could be a Centipede hiding in the crevices in the wood. 190816_blog_challenge_yellow_centipede
A ute load of wood split and ready for the Winters fire.190219_blog_challenge_winter_firewood_ute