Why these ones

Friendly Friday Challenge: Favourites & Why

For this challenge Sandy asks us – “For this week’s Friendly Friday Challenge, I ask you to share a photo and tell us the backstory. What makes the photo special? Why is it a favorite? Is there a story behind the picture? Is it an enhanced or modified picture? What did you do to change it and why?”

This so hard to limit myself to a few photos. As I was compiling the post, I kept thinking “oh what about this one” hence there aren’t any “arty farty” ones or even any flowers or insects. These are memories as well as favourites.

I’ll start with a modified photo of a Tree Fern frond. This photo was a good one, in my opinion, but wasn’t exactly what I wanted. The background was too strong so in order to enhance the image, I used vignette to blur the background a bit more.

I took the photo when I drove to the Gibraltar Ranges after the devastating bushfires in 2019 which almost destroyed my home. The area was black with dead blackened trees turned into big sticks with so many that had crashed to the ground. Amongst all of this devastation, the first signs of life appeared, Tree Ferns had emerged dotting the blackness with their showy green fronds.

This photo is showing life after tragedy.

My first visit to Paris, a city which I have come to adore. These stairs took us to our apartment on the sixth floor which, after a day of walking exploring Paris seemed such a hard climb.

A photo of a happy memory. I feel that monochrome was the best way to show the stairs and light that flowed from the window.

I have to also include Venice another favourite city full of memories and a wonderful time. This is on the way back to our apartment in an old palace the home of a wonderful woman who had stories to tell of Venice in the past.

Just over the bridge and the building with the light was where we stayed. Technically not all that a good photo but holds a time and place to cherish.

I have to add this is the view from our room

I couldn’t do this photo challenge without including a bit of Australian nature. Over the years when I posted photos of Eastern Yellow Robins they always draws comments.

They are the sweetest little birds that hang around my garden. Quite noticeable from the flash of yellow as the zoom around looking for snacks and helping keep my garden free of insects that like to chew on leaves and flowers.

I also have to include another bit of cuteness that live here, Red-necked Wallabies. There isn’t as many as there was earlier with only one family group coming into the garden daily to eat the grass.

I took this photo a few years ago of an inquisitive Joey looking in the kitchen window.

Again a messy photo but you need to be quick before they hop away to the safety of Mum and Dad. In case you wondered I did finish the brick work to the front entrance.

I couldn’t go without leaving a song could I?

Pick a Word – July 2022

Lost in Translation’s Thursdays Special: Pick a Word – July 2022

Paula’s words to dig around and find an appropriate photo to match these words.

COVE

DEBONAIR

GIGANTIC

TEXTURE

WINDOW

How did I go?

Bits of wood

Cee’s Fun Foto Challenge: Wood

Wood to get across a river

Wood to keep warm

Growing on wood

Patterns in wood

Wooden toy on a wooden chair in front of wooden walls

Wooden boats to get around

Lots of wood in the forest

Wood to put things in

Wooden toys for fun

Songs from the wood

In the frame

The Friendly Friday Challenge: Framing Your Subject

Lots of pots

Life in Colour October: Orange
Becky’s Square Photo Challenge: Past Squares

Like Jude, I like terracotta too. Jude asked “Can you find any terracotta?” I better get looking.

Some chimney pots on the rooves of Paris

A roof in Beaune France

A couple of rooves for #Squareroof found in Split Croatia

and lots of terracotta of the rooves of Split

Off the roof and back down to earth. My old terracotta bird bath. It had to a photo with an Eastern Yellow Robin, probably the cutest bird around my garden.

Just chillin’

and a Double-barred Finch on my the terracotta bird bath at my besties place

Some bricks found in Venice

A terracotta coloured fungi on my place