A Photo a Week Challenge

The word prompt from Nancy Merrill: Green

The wonderful Emerald Dove
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emerald dove_named_binna burra_august 2015

Green Catbirds look like a bird but sound like a cat
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Doesn’t this fly have fabulous green eyes
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A shiny green beetle on a green leaf
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A Green_banded Line Blue Butterfly hiding among green leaves
small green banded blue butterfly_named_home_march 2017

A Photo a Week Challenge: Look up

This photo challenge from Nancy Merrill is Look Up

Last night I went out on dusk to make sure the chook was locked up and content. I looked up

In the distance this is what I saw
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Not quite a full Moon. The clouds and colours were amazing.
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A bit closer and isn’t wonderful?
180130_look up_moon clouds

Peeking out from behind the tree.
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I love our Moon
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Don’t forget to look up whether you are inside or out.




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
purple flower_close_binna burra_name_102011

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
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