One day I’ll jump for joy

Cee’s On the Hunt for Joy Challenge week 3: Jump for Joy

I will be waiting for this little fellow to be big enough to be able to hop out of the pouch and jump for joy, speeding around my garden.
The first sighting of a little face20200123_blog_challenge_joy_red necked wallaby_joey1
Five days later getting a bit more fur20200123_blog_challenge_joy_red necked wallaby_joey2

 

Through Windows of the World

Lens-Artists Photo Challenge #79: Window With A View

Through a window at what’s inside with a reflection of what’s outside in Australia
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Through a window in Split Croatia
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Through a window of my favourite place to stay in Venice
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Through a window to find someone looking back at my place171102_blog challenge_peek_wallaby01

Through a window of a bus at the Dalmatians Croatia
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Through a window in the Dali Museum Figueres, in Catalonia Spain20200112_blog challenge_window_dali_art
Through a window in Toledo Spain20200112_blog challenge_window_spain_toledo
Through a window in the Margaret Olley Exhibition in the Tweed Art Gallery AustraliaIMG_8555
Through a window of my office190816_blog_challenge_blackandwhite_currawong_window
Through a window of my office to find sometimes someone is peeking inmagpie lark_pee wee_looking_window_garden_fire_durranbah_dec 2019

 

Thirst

The Daily Word Prompt January 6: Thirst

As this drought drags on I have been putting out water for the birds (I always have had bird baths and water for birds)  and animals. Since the fires have ravaged my property I have also been putting out Macropod food for the Wallabies and any other marsupial who cruises through. The food is dry so they need a water source nearby to quench their thirst.
An Olive-backed Oriel enjoys a drinkolive-backed oriel_bird bath_garden_fire_durranbah_dec 2019
A Pied Currawong dropped by to quench his thirstpied currawong_bird bath_garden_named_home_jackadgery_dec 2019
A drink and a bath was needed by a couple of Rainbow Lorikeetsrainbow_lorikeets_bird_bath_fun_splash2_named_caniaba_oct 2019
The Crimson Rosellas lined up to take their turncrimson rosellas_bird bath_water_garden_named_home_jackadgery_dec 2019
A King Parrot really enjoyed his drinkking parrot_drinking_hanging pot_garden_fire_durranbah_dec 2019
A Red-necked Wallaby and her Joey found the bucket of water after they had a snackred-necked walabies_joey_bucket_water_named_home_jackadgery_dec 2019
The Big Bloke, the boss of the garden, licked his lips after a drink 20200106_blog challenge_thirst_wallaby_bucket_drink_thirst

 

Sleep

The Ragtag Daily Prompt Wednesday: Sleep

I was going to come out all Shakespeare or poetic writing but I am too tired so here is a bit of sleep through my lens

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Stopping for a drink

I have always had bird baths place around my garden. There are big ones, shallow ones and small ones that the birds come to every day for a drink or a quick splash. I also have a number of containers on the ground and tucked into spots in the garden for the animals that may like a drink, mainly small animals. I fill containers daily in this long drought I am currently experiencing.

One such container is on the garden seat where Satin Bowerbirds like to get a drink. Yesterday I was in the kitchen and looked out of the window and to my surprise a Red-necked Wallaby was having a drink. Wallabies normally drink from the dam. I have never seen a Wallaby drink from the containers in the garden before. She must have been thirsty.

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He mate was keeping watch nearbyred-necked wallaby_male_watching_named_home_jackadgery_nov 2019

You may wonder about the weird colour in the photos. The smoke from the nearby bushfires is quite thick and the sunshine is quite coloured.  Shadows are muted. As you can see there eucalypt trees have dropped their leaves to try and save themselves in this  drought. The Sun certainly highlights the dead leaves. A lot of these leaves are on the road which have been raked away from buildings. The bush where I live is very dry. The only thing that will stop these fires is rain.

I am keeping safe and watchful. The Rural Fire Service is doing a great job keeping everyone safe.

Also for LMP – Photo Adventure – Animals