Looking up at the Laughing Kookaburras

I was listening to the world outside. I heard a sound like someone gargling. Knowing I was the only one home at the time, I went to investigate. Yes as walking outside at my place could always be a photo opportunity, I had my camera.

On a branch was a young Laughing Kookaburra making the “I really am a Kookaburra….listen to this” absolutely weird sound. Not a moment later came the sounds of a real Laughing Kookaburra. Here let me tell you what I was told happened.

“Hey, is anyone here?”
“I’ve got lunch.”
“Have you seen how fast these blokes go?”

“Hello…..”
“I thought you were hungry?”
“Look what I caught.”

“I know you’re here somewhere.”
“Did you fly over there?”
“These taste real juicy.”

“Is that you?”
“I’m sure I heard something”
“I bet he’s playing a game with me.”

“Here….have a look at this;”
“It is so wonderful tasting.”
I am just going to have to eat it ALL myself!”

“No Dad….don’t do that.”
“I’m here.”
“I’ll have some dinner please.”

“Well then……..you better get over here as quick as you can.”
OK Dad….here I come.”

and that is the story of the Laughing Kookaburras on a tree just off my verandah

I am sure some would have noticed that the photos are also square for Becky’s Square Photo Challenge #SquareUp (sorry Becky, no music with this one)

I joined those who went up to Barcelona

Becky’s Square Photo Challenge: #SquareUp

So many people have looked up to Antoni Gaudi posting images of the wonderful Segrada Familia that I couldn’t not join in. I have been there twice and from the first time, a dusty plastic covered workplace to am amazing inside space with so much going on it’s hard to stop taking photos.

Enjoy a bit of a song as you have a look around


Let’s go up Barcelona to the Sagrada. First stop is looking up to the stained glass window of a huge variety of colours and hues

The stained glass windows reflect colour all throughout the building – on the columns, walls and floor.

Looking up to the ceiling is a treat for the eyes. The organic feel of the Sagrada is never more evident than in those tree like columns reaching up to the stars

It’s up on the top shelf

Another photo challenge double up with Becky’s Square Photo Challenge: #SquareUp and Debbie’s Six Word Saturday or Stay home, stay safe, read books

A bit of reading music perhaps. (Becky – notice that the logo on the video is also square) (Debbie – Book…Saturday!!!)

Up against it

Becky’s Square Photo Challenge: #SquareUp

This is a song that you will love or sit back or more likely blown back in your chair. Try to get to the end of the first verse, the words are so rebellious. This bit of Aussie Rock has not much to do with the photo, it’s just the name of the song came along when I read the words Up against it and thought, yeah that’s photo

I took this photo a while ago on a almost deserted Saturday afternoon street. Just on the footpath, sitting there. I looked up and saw I was outside of the Environment Centre in Ballina. The original is in colour, the cage is blue. Search my site and there is a post where I have used a colour photo before.

So close

This is another double up post. There is Cee’s Mid Week Madness Challenge: January Close Up
and Beckys Square Photo Challenge #SquareUp

Here is a bit of smooth to scroll to

OK, so lets get into a bit up close

A Eucalypt flower

This is a Hawk Moth Caterpillar I think

Dragonflies can look fearsome up close can’t they?

A tiny Begonia flower

and an Orchard Swallowtail Butterfly on a Pentas flower

Surfs up

Becky’s Square Photo Challenge: #SquareUp

I wish I could get to the beach. It’s a hot day out there, around 35C and waiting for the afternoon storm winch is building as I can see through the glass of the office door. Again I was sorting my photo folders today and found this one from February 2019. All the folders from February to August have had all the photos named not put away into their specific folders. Yep that’s the organisational nerd in me. You probably wont know this Beach Boys song, a bit of a laid back one to be called Surf’s Up.

“Check out the waves over there!”

We have lift off

Becky’s square photo challenge #SquareUp

I found these photos from Jan 2019 while I was doing a clean-up of my photo file. Inspiration struck so away from the photo folders and write a post. Have a listen while you have a look

Up up and away

Going up going up

Becky’s Square Photo Challenge: #SquareUp

I was going to use this photo for Silent Sunday but the irony was too much for me to bear. Many trees at my place have Cicada shells such as these. The sound at times is absolutely deafening. After living underground for years, they have emerged.

I wonder if a whole lot of Cicadas could be a Gaggle