Clare’s Share Your Desktop July 2021
Here’s mine. Why don’t you share yours too
Clare’s Share Your Desktop July 2021
Here’s mine. Why don’t you share yours too
This is for those who would like a few roses for Valentines Day. They come with love from me
Taste of You
The taste of your lips,
the smell of your body.
on my skin –
the warmth of your body
next to mine,
bodies melding together
feeling your heart beat.
but seeing everything.
words not said
but saying everything.
kiss me again –
a kiss that I can spin
into a dream,
a dream I can spin
with the taste of your lips
and smell of you upon me.
and a little Rose Robin to help melt your heart
…..when a special visitor arrives at my place.
Ragtag Daily Prompt Saturday: Rosy Hues
I was sitting in the garden talking on the phone when he came by. Sitting in the Grevillea and they over to a bird bath. I didn’t have my camera and the phone camera wasn’t available as I was on an important call. So to let you see what I hope to see maybe tomorrow or during the week ahead, which gives me a rosy hue is the beautiful Rose Robin.
The Weekly Prompts Photo Challenge: Magenta Rose
I think I may have some magenta rose pics here somewhere……
This little fellow could be……
This Frangipanni is close
I think this could even be an actual Magenta Rose
About time I hear you say. Yes I am a bit late with last months wrap up. I didn’t take as many photos early on and then I seemed to find lots to photograph. This months photos have a couple I have used in other photo challenges but I decided to keep this post a bit shorter by not including the those photos.
So sit back and have a scroll through my June
Let’s start in Inverell, a town about 200kms from my place. We decided to have a mini holiday and ventured west. My goodness the drought has really hit hard out there. Didn’t see the usual paddocks with sheep and cattle in them. Many farmers have de-stocked and just holding onto their core breeding stock for when the drought breaks.
We stayed at a fabulous B’n’B, Blair Athol a Manor house from the early 1900’s. It is a great place to stay
We did venture around the countryside. It was quite sad. I think this granite outcrop says it all.
I found a Pied Cormorant just after a bit of a dip in the water. I love how Cormorants do this. Makes me smile every time.
Back home I was surprised to see ducks on my house dam as the water level is quite low. Three Pacific Black Ducks cruise the dam.
Sometimes when I am about in the garden doing a bit of bird spotting I get a feeling I am being watched as well. This Grey-shrike Thrush was making sure I was being good.
Another Winter visitor to the garden are Golden Whistlers
Of course a monthly wrap wouldn’t be the same without the resident Eastern Yellow Robin who found a post to sit on while surveying the garden for a snack.
Little Striated Thornbills are flying about the garden in the afternoons
The Rose Robins are still around as well
The Agave looked lovely in the afternoon light
This is called Witches Broom it is on a small Eucalypt.
The variety of plants that are growing on a palm in the garden is wonderful. At the front is an Elk Horn, behind it on the right is a Birds nest Fern. They are surrounded by Hares Foot Fern and to the left rear is Fishbone Fern. All of these plants have decided to grow among the palm’s trunk.
Nearby, a Jacaranda has a lovely growth of moss that cascades to the ground.
My mate Geoffs Iris has flowered. Always will bring back a memory.
All around the place Lichen has sprung up as there has been showers of rain over the last part of the month enough to keep the garden happy and for some plants to emerge.
I love finding water drops. My besties place has had much more rain than here.
These are the seed pods from an Eucalypt tree I found in Inverell.
I haven’t taken many photos of the Red-necked Wallabies that hang around my place. I caught this bloke with a mouth full of grass.
Late one afternoon at my besties, she called out to come over to where she was in the garden. She found a little Bandi Bandi going across a log heading for a safe place to spend the night.
There appears to be lots of Wanderer Butterflies about at the moment. Found this one flying around the lane-ways of Lismore.
Meanwhile there are Wanderers in my besties garden feeding on Echinacea flowers.
One day we decided to head to the coast for lunch at the Ballina Beach Surf Club. Afterwards, after watching whales from the window while eating, we wandered up to the headland and watched the Humpback Whales cruising past. I bit of blow usually let me know where they were.
I love it when they gave a wave.
Managed to get some tail shots.
but could never be focused on the right place when a Humpback breached
Now for a bit of weird. Walking down a lane in Lismore we always look to see if this window has changed. I think the hand and flag on the right have been added.
A stack of chairs in a window.
One morning, the mist was settled in the valleys. I used to tell the kids that the mountains have captured the clouds.
A bit of my playing around with photos. A Magpie on a steel post
OK the sun is down so time for me to go.
I hope you have enjoyed a bit of a look at my June. The feature photo is a butterfly among the Zinnias in my besties garden.
The Ragtag Daily Prompt Friday: Rose
So many ideas for Rose that Steph proposed but I think I’ll just go with the fabulous flower that is the Rose and maybe sneak in a surprise Rose.
First surprise Rose, a Desert Rose
Or of course there are Ceiling Roses for number two
and for the final surprise, how could I not include my Winter visitor to my garden, the little fabulous Rose Robin
and for Sarah’s 30 Days 30 Songs
I was doing a bit of building work on the shed yesterday. In the afternoon I decided to have a break and was sitting on the step when there was a flash through the garden and onto the hibiscus. I was used to seeing Yellow-faced Honeyeaters getting a snack from the last red flowers. This time it was a smaller different coloured bird. Then all of a sudden other birds came swooping through the garden.
Here is just almost a half hour in the garden.
The Peaceful Doves are always around. They are small and can get through the wire around the chooks yard and house. They always have a supply of food.
Of course this isn’t in the garden. The dam is quite low so I was surprised to see three Pacific Black Ducks swimming around
Out front, this Grevillea is flowering. The Eastern Spinebill loves coming in to get the nectar. Sometimes they like to hover like Hummingbirds while their bill is in the flowers
Every Winter there is a small flock of Yellow-faced Honeyeaters who stay at my place.
Eastern Yellow Robins are always around. When the heat of Summer is on, they spend more time in the gullies that surround the house. Yesterday there was two Robins who chased each other around the garden
This is the visitor I have been waiting for, that first flash though the garden. Every year the little lovely Rose Robins arrive to add that splash of colour to the Winter garden.
I hope you enjoyed a quick half-hour in my garden with me.
The Photo a Week Challenge from Nancy: Depth of Field
Depth of Field is one of the first things I tried to come to grips with when I started out taking photos with a SLR camera that didn’t have the wizz bang technology that digital cameras have now. Sometimes I get it right lol
A Rose Robin through a window
Down on the ground with a Dandelion
Hanging with the Ginger flowers
The flowers of an Egg and Bacon plant
Bee and grass flowers before it becomes a seed head
A Caper White Butterfly and a Pentas flower
The lovely little Eastern Yellow Robin
Bren’s Photo For The Week challenge: Roses
I love Roses. They are a great subject to photograph. This first photo is a Climbing Rose in a park in Grafton.
I tried to bring out the softness in this photo.
The Sun helps to bring out the delicate colours
White Roses can look quite spectacular
I just love the colours in this Rose.
My besties Yellow Rose is stunning.
We left her highly scented Pink Rose at her old place unfortunately.
Another subtly coloured Rose
Just had to include the Rose Robin who pops into my place every now and then
The word prompt from CitySonnet: Scarlet
I could use a photo of a Scarlet Honeyeater (search my blog for a photo of a Scarlet Honeyeater) but no, this time it’s a Robin
OK I did cheat the name of the Robin is a Rose Robin but oh so lovely in my garden
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