Something different

The Lens-Artists Challenge#171: Weird and Wonderful

I may have a few things that could be weird and wonderful. A slideshow may be best

Why I am here

The Weekly Prompts Weekend Challenge: Home

I wrote this in March 2012, one of my first posts

It is a question that gets asked a bit…..why do I live so far from town?

So far from town is about 35 kms and takes me around 20 – 25 minutes…..so I wonder what they say to people who live further than that from town!!!

My place is in there somewhere….

The silence of the bush is great, which can be broken by the occasional doff doff from the kids across the way or racing up and down the road on their motorbikes.

I love the animals and birds that hang around the garden

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Red necked wallabies love the grass around the house and I think they feel safe

A variety of honeyeaters hang around from time to time…scarlet honeyeaters are always around somewhere.

The numbers of birds are on the rise and there are the occasional ones who tend to piss me off. At the moment the Australian Ravens have taken to eating the chooks eggs. When the winter cold starts to bite in the mountains, the Currawongs come down to here and they just hang around the chook house eating food out of the hopper. Also the Satin Bower Birds arrive as well but for the first time this year, they have stayed. So a few Bower Birds also hang around the chook yard. I have a new rooster, after a few months without a bloke around to look out for the chooks, so I think he may sort out the Ravens.

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The Ravens just wander about

I guess my biggest challenge is the weeds. Luckily they aren’t too bad to control. Lantana is easy to knock down but it is in many of the gullies and Fireweed is along the power line clearings. There is a bit of Parramatta Grass and Cotton weed in patches. I found a small patch of Balloon Vine yesterday and will have to remove that as it is flowering.

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One of my favourite spots. This waterhole has never dried even in the north coast drought of 2000 – 2002

I love living in the bush maybe that’s why I am bushboy

On the verandah

The Weekly Prompts Wednesday Challenge: Curious Critters

I have visitors who drop in from time to time. Here is a selection of those curious critters who like to see what’s happening on the verandah.

The King Parrots are always hanging about. This bloke is telling the rest of the King Parrots I am awake.

Then the others come over

Sometimes a Kookaburra will have a look around

A White-throated Treecreeper decided that the mat was ideal to gather nesting material

A Striated Pardalote hopping through one morning

The Female Bower Bird discovered me

A Pied Currawong was looking for a snack

After the fire I was making sure the birds and animals had food. The Satin Bowerbirds made sure they had food

The Male Satin Bowerbird always stood guard

A rare visitor was a Wonga Pigeon. I was surprised when he came onto the verandah.

This was taken a while ago when a Red-necked Wallaby joey was curious about some of the plants on the verandah steps.

Re-living the past #2 – My first monochrome photo

Bren’s Mid-Week Monochrome #60

I thought for Bren’s return to hosting this photo challenge I love, I thought I would go back into my media files and find the first monochrome photo I posted. It was a while after I started my blog, four years in fact. Of course it was in response to a photo challenge. I wish I had had more details but I do suspect it would have been one of Cee’s B&W Photo Challenges. This photo, converted form colour, first appeared on 17 March 2017

Looking closely

Cee’s Midweek Madness Challenge July: Close up or Macro

Looking at me as I look at them

Our world is wonderful

The Lens-Artists Photo Challenge # 153: It’s a Wonderful World

Not going to go with the obvious song as everyone has already done that. Here’s my take on the song of choice

A bit of nature

Cee’s Fun Foto Challenge: Nature Animals

A Broad-palmed Rocket Frog I disturbed when moving some plant pots at my place

The Antechinus (Native Mouse) I released after I caught it in a live trap in my kitchen

A Goanna walking through my garden

When you startle an Echidna, they dig into the ground and make themselves into a ball of spikes

A Tasmanian Devil chilling when we visited a rescue and breeding centre in Tasmania

A startled Brush-tailed Possum I found asleep in the chook house nesting box after a night of eating chicken feed all night

A Red-necked Wallaby Joey at the back door

A Red-necked Wallaby Male having a rest in the front yard

A Red-necked Wallaby female and joey in her pouch in my garden

A sleepy Koala in my besties garden

A few favourites

The Weekly Prompts Weekend Challenge: Favourites

Like Sue, I have tens of thousands of photos to choose from which makes picking a favourite very difficult Here’s is a random selection and mix of various subjects.