Debbie’s Six Word Saturday
I read wormies – Out of the Cave poem the biggest death and I was inspired to try and find my sunset photo of
“imagine the sun
yolk in shades of bursting
in a cinderblock sky”
This is the untouched image. Can you imagine what the weather was like that day?
The changing sky at sunset
Ragtag Daily Prompt Wednesday: Sunset
I have been going through my media folder deleting photos that are not so good making room for more as it is getting too full.
I came across this sequence of sunset photos I took many years ago
Time to fish
Ragtag Daily Prompt Monday: Twilight
Pick a Word – February 2023
Lost in Translation’s Thursdays Special: Pick a Word February 2023
Paula’s words for this month are so very good. I hope I can find a few unique things that you won’t expect.
All questions answered in the comments
Let’s go If you want have a listen as you ponder
5 Minutes Ago – 28 January
Hammad’s Weekend Sky #86
Last weekend the sky had a wonderful morning display. I just had to take those photos for Weekend Sky but didn’t post them. The morning sky also held a surprise as well.
21 January skies
It is hard to get the full effect of the sunrise with it’s blazing yellow sun
While to the north, the sun is just reaching the tops of the Eucalypts and our Moon was still shining bright. This photo is from the old little camera which is not being used for morning sky photos any more but still is the small pocket sized camera I will use for my emergency camera if out and about and my main cameras don’t function as I would like.
These are this mornings photos. I was awake about an hour after sunrise this morning. After wild storms over the past few days, the blue morning skies are back, heralding more hot days with afternoon storms.
The northern sky, the sun fully lighting the Eucalypts and a wisp of cloud
Here is the sky on the 26th at around 5pm just before the wild wind and rain arrived
and coloured tinged clouds at sunset
A yellow sky
Ragtag Daily Prompt Tuesday: Sol
A mix of colours in the afternoon sky. Do you know why? Have you heard of Rayleigh Scattering? or Mie Scattering?
This could be a combination of Rayleigh scattering, Mie scattering and the angle of the sun.
Rayleigh scattering is related to the chemical composition of the atmosphere and occurs when the particles causing the scattering are smaller in size than the wavelengths of radiation in contact with them (this is why the sky appears blue most of the time).
The yellow sky is likely mostly owing to Mie scattering. Mie scattering is caused by pollen, dust, smoke, water droplets(the most likely culprit in this case), and other particles in the lower portion of the atmosphere. It occurs when the particles causing the scattering are larger than the wavelengths of radiation in contact with them.
The angle of the sun and Raleigh scattering may also be at play, when the sun is low in the sky sunlight passes through more air than when the sun is higher in the sky.
More atmosphere means more molecules to scatter the violet and blue light away from your eyes. If the path is long enough, all of the blue and violet light scatters out of your line of sight. The other colors continue on their way to your eyes.
This is why sunsets are often yellow, orange, and red.
The above information was found on https://earthscience.stackexchange.com/
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Terri’s Sunday Stills: What did YOU do in #2022
I intended to do a selection of YOUR favourite photos over the year. Graham from Hawaii had a great idea so I am going to steal his idea for my 2022 wrap up. Grab a photo from a post and add the post link in case you would like to see more of what is in that post.
It appears my home page and my photo challenge, Last on the Card, are the two most popular pages on my blog every month. So I have selected the most popular post for the month. Let me know if your favourite photo appears.
As seen in My last post for 2021
The Seagull was part of Finding Gold
In the Peaceful evening post
A selection of wet fluffy birds in After the bath but these three little Thornbills stole hearts
The bees were popular as much as the flowers in Life of a Blue Ginger
A mix of fireside photos and poetry in Tonight is the Winter Solstice
Monday Portraits always drew comments and likes. A female Satin Bowerbird in Monday Portrait – 18 July
Kangaroos enjoying the sunshine in my Some of my favourite sun photos
A little Red-necked Wallaby Joey Taking a peek
The prompt was “Birds” hence the title Where do I begin The Royal Spoonbill individually drew the most comments
Everyone wanted this T-Shirt I found at the markets for Becky’s Square photo challenge for the month Walking Squares#5 – Bubbles, Fun and Nudity
In Parrot patterns you didn’t have a favourite, you seemed to enjoy the whole post, photos of a female King Parrot and the silly story
So to 2022…..
This is November 2022
Welcome to the wrap up of my November. It was a rather weird month for me, full of ups and downs. I didn’t take that many photos. Of course this is also part of The Changing Seasons. The details are at the end of this post.
The month was one of change. The first two weeks were almost constant rain, then the rain stopped and the sun came out. Almost overnight the ground dried and the grass started to turn brown, trees started dropping leaves and plants in the garden didn’t take long to droop.
So let’s get going into my November Tale and please enjoy a song while you have a look at my November
I’ll start with the best of #WalkingSquares as most of my photos were for Becky. These photos are the ones that you commented on.
The following photos are others that I set aside for my November wrap. I hope you enjoy these as well
I was pleased to see one of the Red-necked Wallabies in the garden with an over sized pouch. The little one didn’t poke its head out though.
I love how these berries change colour from almost white when they first appear to purple to a dark blue. Lots of birds like them. Not sure of the name of the bush they belong to
There were lots of what I think are Pink Fingers flowers in the garden. They enjoyed the wet first part of November
Native Frangipanni flowers added a lovely scent to the air especially in the morning and afternoon. The flowers start white and as they age, they turn yellow.
The Giant Salvia flowered quite well. Undoubtedly due to the rain. The plants grew to over three metres!!!
I went to the Granite Lookout as I heard the Waratahs were flowering. I wasn’t disappointed. There was splashed of red everywhere at the lookout.
Along the track, the White Tall Everlasting Paper Daisies were flowering everywhere
Meanwhile in Grafton, the Jacaranda Festival was in full swing. I love the contrast of the purple flowers against the grey leaden sky. The day I went in to see the festivities it poured with rain as I arrived and after escaping to a cafe for a coffee, the rain had gone
The flowers after a rainstorm are strewn over everything. Even the vintage cars on display didn’t escape
Can you see the VW Beetle reflected on the VW Kombi?
As I was looking at the cars, a Magpie suddenly appeared and was chasing a beetle (not the car type) and managed to get a snack right in front of me
After the rain had gone the weather warmed up for the last two weeks of November bringing the flies out. This must be the shiniest fly I have ever seen.
A monthly wrap up wouldn’t be the same without an Eastern Yellow Robin making an appearance. I love how they sit on the trunk of a tree. One of my favourite birds in my garden.
In late October I could hear the Wonga Pigeons call in the bush. One day one strolled through the garden.
When the weather warmed up, the Dragonflies seemed to be everywhere.
Well the sun is going down after a stormy day so I better get going.
As usual I must ask if you had a favourite photo.
About The Changing Seasons
The Changing Seasons is a monthly project where bloggers around the world share their thoughts and feelings about the month just gone. We all approach this slightly differently, though generally with an emphasis on the photos we’ve taken during the month.
For many of us, looking back over these photos provides the structure and narrative of our post, so each month is different. Some focus on documenting the changes in a particular project — such as a garden, an art or craft project, or a photographic diary of a familiar landscape.
But in the end, it is your changing season, and you should approach it however works for you.
There are no fixed rules around post length or photo number — just a request that you respect your readers’ time and engagement.
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Walking Squares #19 – The beach and shadows
This walk is going back a few years when on a holiday in Tasmania. What prompted me to do this post was a few days ago when I used my shadow photo.
I guess we better get down on the beach
The beach was quite a long one but the walk wasn’t all that far
The setting Sun on a warm October day
Every one liked my long legs so I thought I would have a friend join me and you can now have double the enjoyment. The setting sun is the best time to get that long leg feeling
Among the dunes, the Pig Face was flowering
The colourful rocks of the Bay of Fires. The red is a lichen that grows on the granite rocks
There was a Pacific Gull hanging out on the rocks
*”The Bay of Fires did not actually earn its name because of its appearance. It was named “Bay of Fires” in 1773 by Captain Tobias Furneaux, who looked out and saw countless fires along the Tasmanian coast”