Here’s to two

Weekly Prompts Weekend Challenge: Twin

Pacific Black Ducks

Mothers in the garden

Weekly Prompts Weekend Challenge: Mother

I wasn’t going to do this post now but I am awake and it’s after midnight. In comments with Sue and her delightful lamb post I decided to post a few photos of Mothers that come into my garden from time to time. Some photos you may have seen before and maybe others for the first time.

These are Pretty-faced Wallabies. They used to be around the house and garden often. I haven’t seen any for many years now, not even in the bush when out walking.

The next set are Red-necked Wallabies who are always around. There hasn’t been as many since the fire in December 2019. It was during a drought and after the fire I put out a bucket of water for the Wallabies and other animals who survived to have a drink. A mother and daughter having a drink at sunrise

As well as buying pellets of marsupial food for them to eat. Sometimes it’s easy to have breakfast in bed

I think I was spotted by Mum

Some Joeys have a relaxed attitude in their Mothers pouch

Always stay close to Mum

Ready for work

The Weekly Prompts Weekend Challenge: Boot
Lens Artists Photo Challenge #190: Close and Closer

I was going to post a range of boots as I do have quite a number. But when I went out to grab a photo of my gumboots, I just thought of the Lens_Artists challenge as well, so things just went from there.

It’s a pity John Clarke aka Fred Dagg is no longer with us. He was a fabulous comedian.

An alternative version with better vision

Into the woods

Weekly Prompts Weekend Challenge: Woodland

AS you may or may not know, I live in the Australian bush. To many of the overseas readers it can be to you a forest or perhaps a woodland. Maybe you would like a bit of a scroll around bits of my place known as Durranbah.

This is looking up the driveway from my house

Durranbah is an aboriginal word for small jumping ant. I cannot remember the dialect where I found the name but it is not a local word. My property is on the border with the Gumbainggir Nation to the south and Bundjalung Nation to the north.

I purchased the property on the 24th February 1984 for a whopping $26,000 and all it had on it was the bush. It also had nests of small jumping ants that made you jump when they stung you.

They also have a habit of jumping towards you once they have been disturbed. I always tell visitors to look at the ground around them if they decide to stop walking.

One of the reasons I bought here was the trees. They are tall and straight and there are some that are the mother trees that have been here for a hundred year I am guessing as it would take at least three people holding hands to encircle the trunk.

I cannot find all of the big tree photos. I did find a view up an Apple Gum

This Ironbark is across the road from my place

Here is a selection of trees. A Red Bloodwood showing why it’s called a Bloodwood

A Grey Gum shedding its bark

One of the mother trees, a Tallowwood

My favourite place. A permanent waterhole where all manner of birds and animals come to drink

Looking from the doorway of my shed

Heading down a track

Gum blossom and nuts

I love Grass trees that are in the gullies. I lost many during the fire of 2019 but I have some reminders

I could go on for ages with many photos of flowers, moss, ferns, birds and animals but this is supposed to be about the woodland. I hope you enjoyed a scroll through Durranbah.