I would be very remiss if I didn’t use my lovely Red-necked Wallabies who hop around my garden and lovingly tend their Joeys for Paulas photo challenge – Female.
This young female is so pretty don’t you think?
But also camera shy.
“What are you doing in there?”
“It’s OK Mum, I’m just chilling”
One day you will have some fur on those skinny arms.
“Mums pouch is the best place to be”
What a great photo challenge from Lost in Translation. Vernal is an inspirational adjective bringing thoughts of Spring – it’s colours and promise of life. It is the middle of Autumn here in Australia, so my selection of photos are from last years spring. Hoping it brings joy to you and your Spring.
The blossoms of the nectarine tree in the early morning
Of course what would blossoms be without bees
The little native Blue-banded Bee loves to scrunch to get the nectare
and of course there are butterflies everywhere in my garden
The birds come for the flowers too
Another favourite photo challenge from Paulas Lost In Translation
CONFINED – The Quoll or Australian Native Cat had been killing my chooks so I set a trap to catch it. I released the Quoll in the National Park near my place.
JAZZY – A building in Sydney Australia
SERENE: Sitting beside the babbling brook
Lost in Translation photo challenge – Juxtaposition
In Sydney Australia, you can see many example of where the old meets the new. The old building, Scots Church has a new building built above it which has 148 apartments which allows the new to hover above the old.
In another part of Sydney, the inner city suburb Newtown has a range of eclectic people and shops. Here we have an outdoor/indoor room on the awning of the building.
One of the contentious issues in Australia is that refugees are kept in detention until their applications are processed. It is believed that children should not be held in these camps. I found this protest in the street in Ballina. a town not far from my place. It is a sad photo when you think about the meaning.
Some more words from Lost in Translation to pair with a photo
Thanks Paula for the chance to think and to find a suitable solution.
It is a rainy day here due to Cyclone Debbie, luckily I am on the edge and only have rain and not the destructive winds so far.
Inspired by Paula’s Thursday’s Special Challenge Illusions, I grabbed my camera, changed some settings and took the following photos, two from the verandah and the other my hallway.
The shed which used to be my daughters play house I built year ago.
The garden seat
My decorations in the hallway
I certainly had fun on a rainy day
Winding…..the theme for Paula’s Thursday Special
I immediately thought of the main idea within the challenge which in part mentions spiral stairs in a quote from Yeats.
The well worn stairs in the lighthouse at Cape Otway in Victoria Australia
The stairs in the apartment building we stayed in in Paris. Seven flights made sure you remembered everything before adventuring in Paris.
But also the winding that most photographers do with their tripods
and in the case of my old wine press, lots of winding to extract the lovely juices
But best of all was the many stairs we climbed to see the wonderful fall of the lights in the Grand Hyatt in South Korea – “….we measure our progress by the number of places where we were but no longer are…”
I decided to have a go at participating in the Pick a Word challenge in February.
These photos are from my previous blogs that I written over the years as I wanted to be part of something that I have never done before. The inspiration came from Yvette at https://priorhouse.wordpress.com/
I hope I have done it right to be included.