This is July 2020

Well July has been a quite interesting month. I will say now that I am quite well and feeling great. The only sort of downside is I am not allowed to drive which is quite difficult when you live in the bush a fair way from town. The upside is my bestie doesn’t want me to be by myself so we have been together since the start of the month so living in isolation between her place and mine has been easy.

You may wonder what the hell is he talking about! It all started on July the fourth early in the morning. I was asleep so have no recollection of my seizure and consequent trip to hospital in the ambulance where I spent four days. I don’t remember that first day in the Emergency Unit only to say that I had a nurse with me for part of the time as my heart rate dropped to 37. Over the next three days I had all sorts of tests to examine my brain functions and contrary to what some people may think, my brain is quite a good brain with no signs of impairment at all. This is why my posts have been rather sporadic as I have been trying to come to terms with using my phone and small tablet to post. Downloading photos and trying to get them as I want is the hard part. I found a good free photo editing software at last for the tablet. I am sorry I missed a lot of Becky’s Perspective Squares and not many songs get added either.

OK on to what I saw in July

The mornings at my besties have been lovely misty mornings. I did manage to post a few others for Becky’s Squares

The bees were quite busy in July as a Beekeeper put his hives on the dairy farm across the road

Noisy Friarbirds like to call early in the morning. They seem to be the most predominant bird at my place at the moment

The Grevilleas look great in the morning sun. Honey Gem is one of my favourites as it attracts birds and insects

This flower actually looks like a Sun

Despite looking a bit scraggly, this Grevillea get visits from small Honeyeaters

I am not sure what this small native flower is but it has appeared since the fire.

A Blue-faced Honeyeater and a Honey Gem Grevillea are always a winner

A female Figbird was quite curious of what I was doing

The male Figbird has his red eye patch and feather colours at full mating mode in the morning sun

Going for a walk down my road, I saw a different bird in a tree. It was a Collared Sparrowhawk, the first time I have seen one here.

The Superb Fairy Wrens enjoyed the birdbath. See the difference between the female and male

He looks quite lovely with the colours of the Salvia

“Do these feathers make me look fat?” the Double Barred Finch seemed to say

An afternoon at the beach was a good restful way to spend the day. The Pied Oystercatchers think so as well.

A rare opportunity of seeing a Darter swimming underwater in search of a meal.

The pink and grey of a Galah look lovely in the afternoon sun

On an afternoon walk we often see a Pied Cormorant or two on this branch over the creek. This day there were more than ever and was a had to take reflection photo as well.

Above the Pied Cormorants, a pair of Rainbow Bee Eaters were enjoying their afternoon meal.

I did have time to muck about with some photos. These water abstracts are the raw images. I should send them out for Jez’s Water Water Everywhere as well

It is amazing what can be seen from inside a car at a car wash.

Water abstract of a Pelican

I did some black and white photos too. The empty cafe was my favourite

I love water drops

Well I must be going so as I slide down and away here’s a Green Tree Frog to say good bye

I wonder if the cows enjoy sunsets as much as we do?

An almost full Moon during the day is nice to see so it’s goodnight from me and hope you enjoyed a scroll through my July

Also for Su’s Changing Seasons

This is June 2020

Well hello. Yes this is June 2020. A lot has happened at the end of June and early July which will be part of This Is July 2020…..eventually.

There’s quite a number of images which I am still trying to load to my site so I thought I’d get a bit of my blah blah out of the way. I wont be mixing like I do but the following photos will be in blocks with a particular theme I guess. I was thinking of leaving the update on the Joey until then end but those photos are loaded so lets bung them on now. That’ll get the cute out of the way so be ready to ahhh. Also get a cup of you favourite drink and a snack as you wade through what is my June 2020

As you can see Joey is growing up

This is a huge gallery of birds. Starting with a Black Kite

A Black-shouldered Kite hovering which they do as they hunt for prey

The Black Kite found the perfect perch to observe the goings on

The Yellow Robins were in the garden most of June

A classic Australian scene of a Kookaburra in an old gum tree

Blue-faced Honeyeaters will take on any pose to get a snack

The Cormorants knew when the fishers were sorting the catch

The Dusky Woodswallow was quite intent on something

The Satin Bowerbird is always looking for material to construct and make the Bower better

The Satin Bowerbird has bought lunch to his Bower hoping a female may be interested.

The Bower only has a few objects so maybe a female may not be interested unless she is hungry

The Rainbow Bee Eaters were in the garden swooping around the flowering plants

Rainbow Lorikeets love Eucalypt blossoms

The Black-faced Cuckoo Shrike found a good spot in the garden to watch what was going on

The young Gannets had a great time fishing

It’s time for a few flowers and assorted plant life This is a Leafless Globe Pea. I haven’t seen this plant on my place before and the fire has bout it to life I think

Then the flowers become pods

Then the dry and the seed can rattle around on the dried pod

OK fungi time. A bit of rain in June bought the fungi out as well

It was good to see tiny fungi rising from the ashes

Anothr new native plant bought to life after the fire

I am sure this is from my besties garden

This one as well

Life bursts forth from the trees. Eucalypt flowers are amazing.

Time for a mixed bag. The water in the harbour

You have seen this scene a few time over the past month.

I love the faces in the Bottle Trees

Who doesn’t love a bit of rust?

The old bloke smoking a pipe. Yes my bestie and I having fun on a walk

Looking through a prism. No where as good as Becky’s of Jez’s Lens Balls

A water drop high in a tree caught my eye

I love the world in a water drop

It’s time for a few insects. Nothing scary I promise even this spider is so tiny

The grasshopper was hoping I wouldn’t notice him on the steel beam

Everyone was attracted to the flower. I think they may be a type of Beefly

While the Bees were out in the garden collecting pollen. The pollen sacs are getting full.

I love finding spiders webs on the fence. This one was so tiny

The storm was approaching as we headed home. A shaft of light illuminated this farm house

Some days the clouds are just fabulous

Solitary Island in the early morning sea mist

Heading home to roost so I guess we better get ready to say good night as well

Our Moon is illuminating the way home. I hope to see you next month for another look into bushboys world

Before I go I should really give you one last chance to have a loving sigh

Also for Su’s Changing Seasons

Delicate colours

The Lens-Artists Photo Challenge #98: Delicate Colours

Sorry for the haphazard photos. Yes the block editor has me going grrrr……Adding multiple photos as individual photos will be the end of especially when it comes to my mo9nthly wrap-up. Oh well it will get easier and I will persevere. I might try to add a song

Blue sky

Jez’s Fan Of…..#65

Jez’s fan of…… is blue sky backdrop. I must admit I am a fan of blue skies as well
Always good to get that outline of a building190731_blog_challenge_blue_didnt_make_cut (20)
A Black Kite flying is best against a blue skyblack_kite_flying_lismore_tip_july 2019
Our Moon in the day is wonderful with blue instead of black190709_blog_challenge_blue_moon1
Just a hint of blue sky for a contrast190116_blog_challenge_blue_yellow_ponytail_flowers_sky
Small so the blue sky is big190705_blog_challenge_blue_wanderer_butterfly
Airplanes are always winging off into the far blue yonderplane2_flying_lismore air show_named_july 2018
Soaring Ibis wheeling about a blue skyibis_flying_blue_sky_named_caniaba_august 2019
A bit of contrast for a Hibiscus flower to stand out190731_blog_challenge_blue_didnt_make_cut (16)

The next blue sky is a spider for those who just can’t, but zoom past for a great Aussie song

 

 
OK here comes the unusual yes it’s a Golden Orb Weaver Spiderspider_golden orb weaver_sky__named_durranbah_home_jackadgery_march 2020

 

This is March 2020

Welcome to my March, a bit late I know but I had so many photos to get through it was quite daunting. I did manage to get the photos down a bit but as usual, there’s a bit of scrolling….ok a lot of scrolling but hey! What else do you have to do whilst in #Isolation or as sadly some of my lovely bloggers are, in #Lockdown. I just had to get this done so this post isn’t as cohesive as normal, I hope you won’t be disappointed.

OK my wonderful supportive friends and hopefully a few who haven’t dropped by and had a glimpse into bushboys world. Not as much to blah blah about so settle back with your usual cup of tea or coffee or if reading in the evening, perhaps it’s aperitivo time.

Maybe you would like a bit of music while you have a wander with me

As usual, let’s start in the morning where the welcome rain in the first part of March has led to some wonderful misty mornings.

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I did venture to the Gibraltar Ranges to see the results of the huge fires that raged through there late last year. A big surprise was the emergence of the Tree Ferns.tree ferns_gibraltar range_named_march 2020
A bit of an adventure to Rocky Creek Dam I found these wonderful woof fungi.fungi_wood_named_rocky creek dam_march 2020
Back at my place, the rain and warm weather produced a few fungi. This little one was happy to pop up and say hello. fungi_garden_named_home_jackadgery_march 2020
At my besties place at the garbage bins I found a frog.frog_bin_named_caniaba_march 2020
and in her garden the young Green Tree Frogs seemed to appear in the garden.green tree frog_garden_named_caniaba_march 2020
I am going to do a wrap up of the Red-necked Wallaby and her Joey. Here they were one morning, the little fellow just hanging casual.red necked wallaby_joey_garden_named_durranbah_home_jackadgery_march 2020
Some March mornings were a bit cool. The Noisy Friarbird thought it was cool and fluffed up his “scarf”noisy friarbird_garden_named_durranbah_home_jackadgery_march 2020
I have a bit of bird food left so every now and then I put a some out. “It’s breakfast!!” the King Parrots say as they swoop towards me.king parrots_flying_garden_named_durranbah_home_jackadgery_march 2020
A thoughtful Kookaburra.kookaburra_named_rocky creek dam_march 2020
The noise that Sulpher-crested Cockatoos make when they fly in unmistakable.sulpher crested cockatoo_flying_named_rocky creek dam_march 2020
Meanwhile, a White-face Heron was on the lookout for a snack.white faced heron_named_grafton_march 2020
The Willie Wagtails have taken over the garden and are quite vocal when I go outside.willie wagtail_close_named_home_jackadgery_march 2020
“Whose flower is this” the caterpillar asked the beebee_caterpillar_zinnia_flower_garden_named_caniaba_march 2020
It was lovely to see a Blue Tiger Butterfly when on a walk.blue tiger_butterfly_named_caniaba_march 2020
A Common Crow Butterfly was just hanging around the verandah for a while one morning.butterfly_common crow_garden_named_home_jackadgery_march 2020
The proliferation of butterflies is amazing. I was amazed to see a Lrge Grass Yellow at my place. Not a regular visitor.,butterfly_large grass yellow_named_home_jackadgery_march 2020
Lesser Wanderers are everywhere.butterfly_lesser wanderer_garden_named_home_jackadgery_march 2020
I have been waiting for the Caper White Butterflies to arrive. This is a dark form female on a Pentas flower.caper white_butterfly_dark form female_pentas__named_durranbah_home_jackadgery_march 2020
A Male wasn’t far behind.caper white_butterfly_male_pentas_named_durranbah_home_jackadgery_march 2020
Caterpillars are always the result of lots of butterflies. This poor rose was a causality in my besties garden. caterpilla_rose_garden_named_caniaba_march 2020
The Lemon Migrants were the main butterfly last month so it only goes to show that their caterpillars were next to show.caterpillar_butterfly_lemon migrant_garden_named_home_jackadgery_march 2020
The Common Crow caterpillar is very “Hey back off” lookingcaterpillar_common crow butterfly_garden_named_caniaba_march 2020
So is the hairy caterpillar who wanted to come on our picnic.caterpillar_hairy_named_rocky creek dam_march 2020
You can’t see me…..I am a stick.caterpillar_stick_garden_named_durranbah_home_jackadgery_march 2020
The dragonfly was ready to take off.dragonfly_garden__named_durranbah_home_jackadgery_march 2020
OK This is a prehistoric insect. A beetle I think.insect_garden_named_caniaba_march 2020
A common Line Blue Butterfly is so tiny as it sits on a Farmers Friend flower, some may know this weed as Cobblers Pegline blue_butterfly_named_caniaba_march 2020
It is unusual to find a Line Blue Butterfly with the wings open for a long time. This is the inner wings of the butterfly above.line blue_butterfly_wings open_named_caniaba_march 2020
Meadow Argus have arrived as well.meadow argus_garden_named_caniaba_march 2020
Back to prehistoric, this time a mothmoth_named_caniaba_march 2020
It was lovely to see a Scarlet Jezebel cruising around the garden. Pentas are wonderful flowers for attracting butterflies and bees.scarlet jezebel_butterfly_pentas_garden_durranbah_home_jackadgery_march 2020
As opposed to the Large Grass yellow, the Small Grass Yellow again on a Farmers Friend flower. They are the most common butterfly at my place at present.small grass yellow_butterfly_named_caniaba_march 2020
A Blue-bamded Bee was very bust buzzing around the blue Salvia flowers. He has quite a haul of pollen in his pollen baskets on his rear legs.blue banded bee_flying_salvia_flower_garden_named_caniaba_march 2020

OK  for those who dislike spider, even Daddy Long Legs, there are a couple of spiders coming up. Get you scroll fingers limbered up but do have a peek through your fingers covering your eyes.

 
A Daddy Long Legs is having a snack in my kitchen, best natural pest controls.spider_daddy longlegs_web_kitchen__named_durranbah_home_jackadgery_march 2020
While outside, a Golden Orb Weaver seemed to just hang in the sky.spider_golden orb weaver_sky__named_durranbah_home_jackadgery_march 2020

 

Spiders over.
The Hibiscus had their best flowering for years. Another Caterpillar though so too.flower_hibiscus_red_caterpillar_garden_named_durranbah_home_jackadgery_march 2020
The Native flowers around my garden and property are amazing. I think this is a Guinea flower with bonus water drops.flower_guinea_native_garden_named_home_jackadgery_march 2020
A Native Hibiscus waits to unfurl and greet the day.flower_hibiscus_opening_named_caniaba_march 2020
A lovely Native flower with the unfortunate name of Mitre Weed.flower_mitre weed_garden_named_home_jackadgery_march 2020
Native Wisteria was sending purple flowers skywardflower_native lilac_garden_named_home_jackadgery_march 2020
This is a mouthful. A Leafy Purple Flag Wild Iris flower.
flower_native_leafy purple flag wild iris__named_durranbah_home_jackadgery_march 2020
You have seen lots of the red Pentas, here is a lovely pink variety flowering in my garden.flower_pink_pentas_garden_durranbah_home_jackadgery_march 2020
The Leopard Lillies had a good flowering this year too.flower_leopard lily_garden_named_durranbah_home_jackadgery_march 2020
A Sarsaparilla flowering was lovely to see again with bonus water drops.flower_wisteria_water drops_garden_named_home_jackadgery_march 2020
A Native flower with a Bee Fly.fly_flower_native_named_home_jackadgery_march 2020
This rose is called Chocolate. Such a wonderful colour.flower_rose_chocolate_garden_named_caniaba_march 2020
The sunset is quite pastel so time to get ready to go.sunset_named_caniaba_march 2020
Our wonderful Moonmoon_named_home_jackadgery_march 2020

I hope you enjoyed this quite long wander about bushboys world.

Also linked with Su’s Changing Seasons March 2020

 

Favourite photos for 2019

The Lens-Artists Photo Challenge #77: Favourite Photos for 2019

This is quite difficult for me to pick my favourite photos for 2019 so I decided to find your favourites.

January
silvereye_honeygem grevillea_named_home_may 2018

February
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March
sunrise_gold_named_ballina_feb-2017

April
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May
180828_blog challenge_sculptures_black and white_rods

June
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July
190701_blog_challenge_blue_tangled_wire

August
plane_parachute_lismore air show_named_july 2018

September
sun_sky_fence_post_sihouettte_sunset_fire_named_caniaba_sept 2019

October
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November
red-necked wallaby_female_drinking_named_home_jackadgery_nov 2019

December
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Thanks for dropping by and having a look at my world in 2019. The last 3 months have been quite trying for my culminating in the fire that consumed my place with only my home and the drought ravaged garden being left unburnt.

In 2020 there will be photos of the re-birth of Durranbah I am sure.