In the frame

The Friendly Friday Challenge: Framing Your Subject

It’s a party

Lens-Artists Challenge #177: Celebrating

Let’s get the celebrations started

Grab your sunnies

Make sure the decorations are up

What’s a celebration without bubbles

Everyone is here and are already having a good time

OK time to light the cake

Looks like the celebration is almost over

Look, there’s the fireworks so must be almost time to go home

There will always be a few leftovers in the morning

and a bit of deflation

Look like this bloke missed out again

It’s buildings – in many ways

The Lens-Artists Challenge #173: Interesting Architecture

I have been thinking about this theme since I first read it way too early in the morning to have many cohesive thoughts. Here is a random mish mash of constructions with interesting architecture.

I’ve opted for a slideshow for a change. Enjoy your travels and hope that there are interesting architectural surprises along the way

Last on the Card – October 2021

Last Photo for October 2021

I am glad you are all having fun with Last on the Card. I love seeing your photos and usually you’ll get a comment. I have been asked if I plan my last photos. Sorry to disappoint, but no I don’t. Like a lot of people I forget and am surprised at what was the last photo on the three devices I use to take photos. This month I went from –

  • one of the best flower photos using my phone camera. This was taken so I could text to show my bestie the flowers. That was taken on Tuesday.
  • a repeat of Hammad’s Weekend Sky last Saturday. Not too bad for a foggy morning and a point and shoot camera.
  • to a lot of focus. This would have be better to get the Satin Bower Bird having a snack clearer. Taken through the office door on Thursday morning.

So let’s see what you have for October 2021

The rules are simple:
1. Post the last photo on your SD card or last photo on your phone for the 31st October.
2. No editing – who cares if it is out of focus, not framed as you would like or the subject matter didn’t cooperate.
3. You don’t have to have any explanations, just the photo will do
4. Create a Pingback to this post or link in the comments
5. Tag “The Last Photo”

Here’s mine

From my Samsung Galaxy S9

From my Canon PowerShot A1200

From my Canon PowerShot SX70HS

Close in the garden

The Friendly Friday Blog Challenge: Close-ups and Macros

As this is a two week challenge, I’ll just pop in a close-up today with a Female Satin Bowerbird. Over the past week the Satin Bowerbirds have taken over the garden. The males are easily distinguished as they are a shiny blue/black. The Females and the juveniles have the same colouring and markings. The immatures stay much the same colouring for around four years when they start to change colour. By the seventh year the moult will produce the black feathers of a male. The males are promiscuous and their bower is an attractant to lure the females.

Here is the close-up of a female Satin Bowerbird in the Honey Gem Grevillea in my front yard. This photo was taken through my kitchen window.

Pick a Word – September 2021

Lost in Translation – Thursdays Special – Pick a Word September 2021

Paulas words made me think for a while. This morning the Female Satin Bowerbirds came into the garden looking for a bit of nectar from the Yamba Sunshine Grevillea which was fortuitous for reachable.

REACHABLE

I have a few photos of boats but this sailing boat in Genoa was the best for docked

DOCKED

Linkage had to be a chain and a rusty one is even better

LINKAGE

I couldn’t find anything straight away and then I remembered the horses who had a short disagreement. I don’t know what infuriated one of them

INFURIATED

Last week on a walk in the park prior to another lockdown at my besties area, I found a hat on a post and thought “that may come in handy” and here is a post behatted

BEHATTED

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.

It’s my country comfort

The Ragtag Daily Prompt Thursday: Country Comfort

Have a listen while you enjoy my country comfort

The road to my place. In this post I haven’t included so much that happens here to keep it brief, no butterflies or insects, a few birds, no garden flowers, no bush views, I hope you don’t mind.

Mt country comfort in the bush

My favourite place to go and relax and enjoy the bush, the sounds and the birds

How I communicate with the world

The sheds are a place of work and contemplation

The garden relaxes

Some days I actually see sunrise

There is always visitors who come to the verandah and say g’day A male Satin Bowerbird drops in and is usually followed by a female or two. I can tell when the mountains are getting a bit cooler when the Bowerbirds come down from the mountains and settle here for Winter.

Tiny the King Parrot enjoys coming to the house to make sure I am OK. Not really, he’s just looking for snacks.

Sometimes a stranger wants to see why the verandah is special. A Wonga Pigeon was a first time visitor to the garden a few years ago. I hope they return this year.

Sometimes the king Parrots are quite curious on what I am doing around the place

The place to sit and relax and enjoy the country comfort. When are you going to drop in?

Is it pale or pail

Cee’s Fun Foto Challenge: Pail or Pale

Caught snooping at the fishers pale, the Gull took off quick smart when the bloke headed back to get more bait.

There is always water available for anyone who drops by. Colour coordinated Red-necked Wallaby and her Joey

More colour coordination with a Satin Bowerbird having a drink.

A Pale-headed Rosella munching on a Grevillea.

Converting a sunset to pale

Across the field to the trees in the mist