Sprout

The Ragtag Daily Prompt Wednesday: Sprout

Among the dead
dying flowers
a new bud
sprang to life
lighting the gloom
with a sense of renewal
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The forest floor
tiny sprouts
wave their
tiny heads
seeking attention
sunlight
hope
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Sturdy red
standing tall
calling all around
to witness
new life
a sense of purpose
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In My Garden

The Ragtag Daily Prompt for Tuesday: Garden

Have a quick wander about my garden.

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Blue-banded Bees like dropping in
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When the pink Crocus flowers the Stingless Native Bees all come around
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One of the wheelbarrow gardens with Hippeastrums
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The Frangipanni flowers scent fills the air
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The Bromiliads flower too
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One of my favourite flowers – Cats Whiskers
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The Dietis look great buit trhey are taking over in places in the garden
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One of the many Hibiscus flowers
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The Agapanthus put on a show around the garden borders
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The garden is a place to relax
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Even Long-necked Tortoise stroll through heading to the dam
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Every now and then when working in the garden, I surprise a frog. The Broad-palmed Frog took a while to wake before hopping off
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Lots of Bottlebrush flowersbottlebrush flower_red_named_home_nov 2017

The Pelagoniums add colour
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There is always help in the garden
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So many Grevilleas too
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The Native Wisteria winds its way among the foliage
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Always wear gloves and shoes as you never know who you might disturb. The Mouse Spider was rather fiesty
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The Bullants let you know if you are getting too close to their nest
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Every now and then another variety of fungus appears
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The garden is a lovely place to raise a family
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The fruit trees look wonderful in Spring
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and of course the garden is home to lots and lots of birds from the smallest Honeyeater, the Scarlet Honeyeater
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to the larger birds like the Satin Bowerbirds
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The Aeroplane

It was an unexpected sight.
To see the aeroplane
on a frightening flight
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What would happen next!
At the airshow the crowd
strained their necks.
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Watching to see the aeroplane
spiral and turn.
Was the pilot insane.
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In the sky he did twist
close to the ground
a wonder he missed.
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Back safe on the runway
The pilot waved and smiled
to him, just another day
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In response to three challenges

 

 

Marbles

The Ragtag Daily Prompt Monday: Marble

When I saw the word marble I was transported back to the school ground. All the kids playing marbles in the many forms that were around and popular at the time. I am sure we had names for the games.

There is a small dish of marbles in my house, probably that belonged to my daughters as my marbles have long gone – the glass ones and the mental ones.

Here they are, the glass ones that is….
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Quest

The Ragtag Daily Prompt Wednesday: Quest

I have always liked the idea of a quest probably from reading King Arthur and the Knights of the Round Table as a youngster.
Over the years I have set myself a number of quests. These quests involve getting a photo of something I have seen but never able to get any good photos. I have written about one such Quest
I take my self imposed quests quite seriously, much to the bemusement of my bestie who sometimes won’t stop the car when I see what could be an opportunity or calls out when we are going out “What are you doing?” Most times I am ready to go but just outside chasing butterflies, dragonflies, stalking a bird or getting that perfect shot of a flower.

Here are some of my quest conquests.

A Blue Triangle Butterfly. They don’t land that often and have an erratic flight.
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A Royal Spoonbill. I have a few photos but never seemed to be able to get close enough for a good photo.
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Rainbow Bee-eaters. Always on the move, never settling for long.
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Catching that Bee in flight
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The featured photo. Always trying to get birds in flight. An ongoing quest.