Purple

Who could resist a photo challenge from Nancy Merrill with the theme: Purple

So much Purple, here is a taste. Do you have a favourite?

Berries on a Native vine
purple fruit_home_named_nov 2015

Among the Wisteria flowers
purple flower_bud_named_binna burra_april 2014

Another beautiful Native flower
purple star flowers_binna burra_nov 2013
Caper Water Lilies
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A Purple Swamp Hen
purple swamphen_clarrie hall dam_named_oct 2014

Inside a Torenia flower
torinia_purple yellow flower6_close_name_jan 2011

An orchid flower I think
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The wonderful Native Purple Fringe Lily
purple flower01_evans head_name_march2010

The Native Hyacinth Orchid that grows wild at my place and this year appeared in my garden for the first time
hyacinth orchard_named_home_nov 2017

By firelight

When it comes to fires, it is in the Australian Winter when the fires are most welcome. Summer fires bring dread and foreboding. So Summer is when I dig into the archives to see if there is a fire photo that may fit within Nancy Merrill photographys photo challenge prompt of By Firelight

The fires bring warmth in Winter and also a chance to burn-off some of the fallen debris from the forest that abounds my place. Sometimes I have to reduce the amount of fallen branches and leaves that accumulate around the house and garden.

Here is a bit of By Firelight

A fire blazes well alight
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Flames swirl into the nightfire02_named_binna burra_august 2015

The many colours of the fires show
fire01_named_binna burra_august 2015

Deep within the embers glow
fire06_home_sept 2013

There is always someone,
Stick in hand,
To poke the embers
Making a sparkling sight
Shooting sparks
Into the dark of night
fire02_home_sept 2013

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
rainbow lorikeet01_named_home_aug 2016

“I show my Emerald better”
rainbow lorikeet_named_home_july 2015

“What about me?” said the King Parrot with the rubies and emeralds too
king parrot_named_home_oct 2014

The Eastern Rosella splashes the jewel colours about.
eastern rosella02_binna burra_named_feb 2014

Now they are getting a bit showy I think.
rainbow lorikeets03_bird bath_home_named_oct 2014

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

Moving Waters

Moving Waters is the Photo a Week photo challenge from Nancy Merrill

The foamy sea after a flood
sharpes beach_foam_named_april 2017

The foam flicked and splashed onto the shore
foamy waves_sharpes beach_named_april 2017

The gentle waters ripples in the harbour
water reflections_burano_named_oct 2015
The waves at sunrise
sunrise_gold_named_ballina_feb-2017

See what other photographers have submitted to the Moving Waters blog challenge