Shades of grey

Terri’s Sunday Still: Living in Shades of Grey

All around
shades of grey
the birds
shades of grey
grey fantail_named_binna bura_aug 2016
A Greyt Fantailgrey_crowned_babbler_gully_home_jackadgery_july 2019
A Grey-crowned Babblergrey-shrike-thrush_named_home_sept-2016
A Grey Shrike Thrushgrey goshawk_named_binna burra_july 2017
A Grey Goshawk

Some animals
shades of grey
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A calfpretty face_joeyscrtch_frontgarden1_feb2009
Pretty-faced Wallaby and her Joeyred necked wallaby_named_home_aug 2018
Red-necked Wallaby

Some insects
shades of grey
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Orchard Swallowtail Butterflytriclista-singularis-horse-fly06_named_home_jan-2017
March Flyline blue butterfly_named_crop_binna burra_feb 2015
Line-blue Butterfly insideochre butterfly_small_home_named_jan 2012
and outer wings

Of course
the sky
shades of grey
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and sometimes
our Moon
shades of grey
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Goodnight

A few favourites

Terri’s Sunday Stills: Your #Favourite Photo

I have a lot of favourites so to condense down to a few is a challenge in itself.

I love flower photography
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Blue-banded Bees are always a favouriteblue-banded_bee_basil_garden_named_caniaba_dec 2018
Rainbow Bee Eaters small and colourful190107_blog_challenge_birds_rainbow_bee-eaters
Orchard Swallowtail Butterflies are a treat to have in the garden190213_wordless_wednesday_orchard_swallowtail_butterfly
Getting photos of Royal Spoonbills was a quest completed181117_silent-sunday_royal-spoonbill_lawrence-wetland
The ever favourite water drop181220_blog challenge_light_water drop
Sunset is upon ussun_sky_fence_post_sihouettte_sunset_fire_named_caniaba_sept 2019
Just anothersunset2_orange_named_caniaba_march 2019
Grass seed heads are always a favouritegrass_seed_sunset_red_named_caniaba_may 2019
The Moon Flower that blooms on a Full Moon A favourite photo among lots of people171019_blog challenge_glow_moon flower
The Full Moon reflected on water somehow just grabs memoon_full_reflection_pool_named_caniaba_dec 2018

Calm Before the Storm

Terri’s Sunday Stills: #Calm Before the Storm
You can just make out the horses and cows who have moved into the old dairy as a storm approaches shed_old_dairy_storm_clouds_named_lawrence_nov 2018
The storm clouds are building over my home171220_storm on way_named_home_dec 2017 - Copy
The afternoon is calmsunset_yacht_golden_named_macleay_island_march 2019

 

Monumental Wollumbin

On the North Coast of New South Wales stands a monumental mountain which has two names, the aboriginal name, Wollumbin and Mount Warning given that name by Captain Cook in 1770 when he was exploring the coastline of Australia. It is a marker for sailors
“…We now saw the breakers [reefs] again within us which we past at the distance of 1 League [5 km], they lay in the Lat de of 38°..8′ [later changed to 28°..8′] & stretch off East two Leagues [10 km] from a point under which is a small Island. There situation may always be found by the peaked mountain before mentioned which bears SWBW from them this and on this account I have named Mount Warning it lies 7 or 8 Leagues [35-40 km] inland in the latitude of 28°..22” S° the land is high and hilly about it but it is conspicuous enough to be distinguished from everything else.[4] The point off which these shoals lay I have named Point Danger to the northward of it the land which is low trends NWBN but we soon found that it did not keep that direction long before it turned again to the northward.”[4]

For the aboriginal people of the region, the Bundjalung people, Wollumbin is a place of cultural and traditional significance.There are many sacred sites where ceremonies and initiation rites were held. Like Uluru in the Northern Territory, Wollumbin is a sacred place and should not be climbed.  There are many interpretations of what Wollumbin and the mountain mean. A common tale is that it means Cloud Catcher as quite often there is cloud surrounding the top of the mountain. Others meanings could be Big Fellow Mountain and the Warrior Chief

Getting photos on a clear day is rare but you also can get the layers of the Australian bush which gives of a blue hue due to the vapours from the Eucalypt trees.

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Ragtag Saturday: Marker
Debbie’s One Word Sunday: Monumental
Terri’s Sunday Stills: Layers

Reference: Wikipedia

 

 

Park views

The Sunday Stills for this week from Terri: The Peoples #National Parks

One of my favourite National Parks is Castle Rock at Girraween. I just love the Granite boulders

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Just up the road from my place is the Gibraltar Range National Park which has lots of other parks within. One of my favourite places is Raspberry Lookout where you can see for kilometers. My place is way off on the left hand side over a few hills. I don’t think you can see where it is actually but over there somewhere.

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Being there

Another multiple photo challenge

Amanda’s Friendly Friday Photo Challenge: Remote
Terri’s Sunday Stills: The Essence of #Zen
Ragtag Daily Prompt Monday: Serene

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Friendly Friday

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Drops on a web

I am going to do another double photo challenge.
We have Terri’s Sunday Stills: Are You Ready for Your #CloseUp
and Sunshine’s Macro Monday 4

So far for Sunshine’s Macro Monday I have done a flower, a leaf and a bark with a spiders web, so I should follow my theme with water drops on a spiders web
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and continue with more spiders webs and perhaps a spider or two to satisfy my close-ups for Terri. WARNING for those who may find spiders scary, the last photo is a close-up
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spiders web_named_binna burra_april 2018

 

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It’s next…………look away now

 

 

 

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Yellow stuff

Terri’s Sunday Stills this week is Mellow #Yellow

Just lots of yellow
The flowers – most are native flowers from my placeyellow star flower1_named

 

yellow flowers2_duroux rd_named_102011

 

Flowers from elsewhere
gazania_yellow01_tucabia_named_oct 2014

 

water lily02_yellow_clarrie hall dam_named_oct  2014

 

yellow flower_binna burra_named_nov 2014
Subtle yellow with a bonus grasshopper in my gardenyellow diedes_home_named_dec 2014

 

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Yellow-faced Honeyeaters are always around the gardenyellow-faced-honeyeater_named_home_nov-2016
Tiny pom pom native flowers that are in abundance hereyellow-puff-balls_named_home_feb-2017
Small Grass Yellow Butterflies are speciallarge grass yellow_named_tucabia_june 2017
What would yellow be if I didn’t include Bobbin, the Eastern Yellow Robineastern yellow robin_chair_named_binna burra_feb 2018

Goodnight

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Sing along