Once upon a wire

Becky’s Square Photo Challenge #SquareUp
The Bird Weekly Photo Challenge: Birds on a Wire or a Fence
Ragtag Daily Prompt Sunday: Adieu

Yes I have joined with the ranks of those who have doubled up. The first is my Square for Becky and the rest a random number of photos and yes to all who have asked, I will name the birds perhaps in the captions.

The song for the prompts way back to the 60’s, there’s even a harpsichord! How hippy is that?

Welcome Swallows up on the wire admiring the hot orange sky

Here are the rest of the flock

Welcome Swallow gathering nesting material
A fluffy bum of an Eastern Yellow Robin also getting a nest ready
Red-browed Firetail Finch
Chestnut-breasted Mannikin not really as grumpy as it looks
Restless Flycatcher on the look out
Sometimes Eastern Rosellas just like to chill
If you are going to check out a market, find a good spot
Pick the odd one out. No it’s not a Magpie Lark on Steroids, it’s just a Magpie.
My “arty” photo of a Magpie on a post. Handheld. Full focus. Possibly wrong setting. Heat haze
A Double Barred Finch. I don’t know, a look of disdain?
A cheerful little Jacky Winter

Not only do we say adieu to our daily squares for January, #SquareUp, but also to a Ragtag Prompter Christine who has supplied some challenging prompts. Adieu Christine, see around the posts

Superb penumbra of red up in the Grevillea

The Ragtag Daily Prompt: Penumbra
Becky’s Square Photo Challenge: #SquareUp

One of the reasons I wanted to play guitar

A King Parrot wondering what I am doing down there in the late afternoon. What do you think – B&W or colour?

Look it up

Becky’s Square Photo Challenge: # SquareUp
Cee’s Fun Foto Challenge: Stacked or Piled Up

The disclaimer at the start. The first photos are the square ones, the following set of photos are just stack of stuff I had laying around

Quite often when I am looking for something, I end going down the black hole being sidetracked by things of interest or of vague connection. It is harder to do with books.

You never know when you might want to know something about whats happening outside

or in the past

Handy for Paulas Pick a Word or seeing if a Ragtag Prompt will work

I love the illustrations and photos in reference books

and the illustrations in old reference books

Let’s stack a few things – do you have to look it up to know what these are?

You might find an answer to what you’re looking for here

Look up the price, I want one please. Do you have to look it up to know what these are?

Look up a bit of music. Yes I have many years of stack of music magazines

Pile it up into the ute for next Winters fire

Pile up some eggs that the chooks have laid over the years. From the very small to “ouch that must have hurt” size

Just a stack of chairs

Some cafes stack up bottles to show a bit of design flair.

Tangled up in Blue

Becky’s Square Photo Challenge: #SquareUp

Yes, I have reached peak lazy today in doing my #SquareUps. I looked about for what up stuff I might have around the place. Took a few photos but not overly content with those. But then this popped up. Just the thing for a Square post.

Can you remember which square photo challenge this is from?


Smash it up

Becky’s Square Photo Challenge #SquareUp

Yes smash it up. This is a bit of a sad place in the garden. The place where broken bird baths of the past come to their almost final resting place. One day they may find their way into the bottom of pot plants do aid drainage. Perhaps I could glue them back together. Some may find their way into a pothole on my road as extra fill.

I hope you enjoy the song for the post

Which photo do you like as I could not decide

Pump it up

Becky’s Square Photo Challenge: #SquareUp

When this song first came out, I wasn’t all that keen but try not to dance, even if it’s in you chair being active for a moment or two….c’mon get your party started…..get your booty on the bus now….make my day

Speaking of being pumped up, look at the legs on this Teddy Bear Bee. I know………cute name for such a muscular bloke but they are quite OK at being who they are. They are a solitary bee is the Teddy Bear Bee, and they make their nest in the ground like other Australian native bees. On my blog there is always Blue-banded Bees somewhere.

A pumped up Teddy Bear Bee on a Pentas flower in my garden