Last on the card – June 2022

Last Photo for June 2022

First of I would like to thank everyone for their support. I was feeling a bit down last month and when I mentioned that this photo challenge may have run its course there was a resounding no way – keep going we love it. This bought a smile to my face knowing that the sometimes crap photos as well as the wonderful appear. I love that new people discover this challenge from your sites.

This month I have to add another camera to my list. I bought a second hand camera and am still getting the hang of it as well as the new tele-zoom lens I bought.

Like a lot of people I forget and am surprised at what was the last photo on the FOUR devices I use to take photos. I went from –

  • the weird and why
  • to the a bit of focus would help
  • attempt at cutting the building out creating minimalism?
  • a possible Monday Portrait

So let’s see what you have for June 2021

The rules are simple:
1. Post the last photo on your SD card or last photo on your phone for the 30th June.
2. No editing – who cares if it is out of focus, not framed as you would like or the subject matter didn’t cooperate.
3. You don’t have to have any explanations, just the photo will do
4. Create a Pingback to this post or link in the comments
5. Tag “The Last Photo”

Here’s mine

From my Samsung Galaxy S9

From my Canon PowerShot A1200

From my Canon EOS 1300D

From my Canon PowerShot SX70HS

In the wilds of Durranbah

Terri’s Sunday Stills: It’s a #Wild(life) World

I have been flicking through the other wild creatures from around the world and I find that mine aren’t as fearsome…well maybe some are for you….but they are wild.

Yes my folk who know what to expect get that scrolling finger at the ready.

But first a bit of false security, a few butterflies

Orchard Swallowtail, Blue Triangle, Scarlet Jezebel, Black Jezebel

Echidna digging in when he heard me coming

Brown Antechinus released from a trap in the house and relocated to the bush where it should be living, not my pantry.

A surprised Brush-tailed Possum who was sleeping in the shed

A White-faced Heron that landed in a tree next to the house

A small Bandy-bandy on a log. I just love the name that’s why it’s been included

Always look out for Red-bellied Black Snakes in the wood pile

Red-bellied Black Snake

A Copper-headed Skink looks suspiciously at me

A Goanna patrolling the garden

Carpet Snakes like to sleep on the verandah rafters where it’s warm

If you stop in the bush, always look down just in case you are standing near some Bullants

Thanks for getting through the wildlife of Durranbah. Here is your reward, a Red-necked Wallaby and her Joey

*Durranbah is the name of my property

Water with black & white things

Cee’s Black & White Challenge: In or On Water

A trawler set off for the night

Getting over the river bar can be dangerous

Always on the water hunting

Sunset on the water

I went looking for something in the water and found an Eastern Yellow Robin

But I really wanted some fish. I found an old photo and thought make it black and white but then things took a life of their own. Here is a couple of Goldfish

A journey in water

Sunday Stills: #Water in the Details

My second contribution for water in the details.

The shapes and colours at the waters edge

The floods that inundate the nearby town

The water rages over the bridge near my place during flood times

The Bottlebrush trees bend with the flow and are used to the rushing water

As the water rushes downstream to be greeted by the bridge

Grafton Bridge over the Clarence River

The sunset on the waves change the water to unfamiliar colours

Water drops on flowers trickle down the stamens to feed the roots below

Or burst from a fountain in a showy splendor

Or sit on a succulent silently sliding

Reflecting the background while waiting to fall

Being captured by a spiders web like pearls awaiting to adorn a womans neck

Giving a glimpse of the world in a raindrop

Watching a White-faced Heron stroll among the rivers rocks looking for lunch can be mesmerising and calming beside the river

Come sit for a while

The Ragtag Daily Prompt Sunday: Tranquil

We cross the bridge

Look downstream

Look upstream

Watch the birds – a White-faced Heron fishing among the rocks

Red Skimmer Dragonflies watch us

Watch the clouds colour heralding the evening

Colours deepen as we start for home with the setting Sun

Home in time to watch Our Moon bathe our home with a gentle light

Fish for lunch

Bird Weekly Photo Challenge – Birds that eat Fish as their Primary Diet

A White-faced Heron

Silver Gulls like fish…..and chips

Osprey with lunch

White-bellied Sea Eagle on the lookout for lunch

The Great Cormorant has his lunch

A Darter chasing fish

A Pied Cormorant thinking of lunch

Pelican cruising the water looking for fish

This is November 2019

November has been quite a month. I managed to get away for a week and a half, part of October and the beginning of November, to Tasmania where I experienced fresh air, so many different sights and managed to relax. I am still working on a post of my Tasmanian adventure. I have already shared a couple of photos in some of the photo challenges.

Unfortunately I came back to the heavy smoky atmosphere which has made it quite difficult to relax or feel calm. The constant smoke has affected my lungs, a bit of a “smokers cough” and my eyes are quite sore at times. Be assured I am safe and will remain so. I have repacked my car with some of my “treasures” and am ready to go when I have to. I shan’t dwell on this part of my life but there will be touches along the way in This is November.

This isn’t huge but you may like to make yourself comfortable, settle back and let’s go…..

Most of my sunrises are like this through the smoke
sunrise_fire_orange_named_home_jackadgery_nov 2019

I had to get out and see where the fires were to the west. Took a bit of a detour to Cangi. You cross this wooden bridge over the Mann River.bridge_wood_mann river_named_cangi_nov 2019
The water levels are quite low. It is still a pretty place to stop and contemplate the world.mann river_named_cangi_nov 2019
I was surprised to see quite a few small fishfish_mann river_named_cangi_nov 2019
There must be bigger fish in the Mann otherwise this Pied Cormorant is just hanging about enjoying the ambience.pied cormorant_mann river_named_cangi_nov 2019
I watched the White-faced Heron stalking among the rocks. He did eventually catch a small fish which was quickly gobbled down.white-faced heron_mann river_named_cangi_nov 2019
I think he may have followed me home. I saw him sitting in a tree in the garden.white faced heron_garden_named_home_jackadgery_nov 2019
I have a family of Laughing Kookaburras who are around the garden on a regular basis. This fella liked to show his tail feathers off.kookaburra+tail_colour_named_home_jackadgery_nov 2019
The older Kookaburra is showing his age now.kookaburra_gate_watching_named_home_jackadgery_nov 2019
I have an old swimming pool which is a bit of a frog pond. The evaporation is taking the water so the frogs are getting snapped up.kookaburra_frog_named_home_jackadgery_nov 2019
Once lunch has been consumed, it’s off to sit in an old gum tree.kookaburra_flying_named_home_jackadgery_nov 2019
How hot has it been in November?king parrot_hot2_named_home_jackadgery_nov 2019
The young King Parrot liked to sit in the shade of the verandah and let a cool breeze get through his feathers. He also asked for a drink and a snack with an enquiring face.king parrot_hot_named_home_jackadgery_nov 2019

Some days there was a queue to get a drink and a quick splash at the bird bath. A White-throated Honeyeater makes a King Parrot wait her turn.
king parrot_female_white throated honeyeater_garden_water_named_home_jackadgery_nov 2019
The Satin Bowerbird found a water pot on the ground where the Brush Tailed Possums and Wallabies drink.satin bowerbird_drink_ground_named_home_jackadgery_nov 2019
At my besties place sometimes the bird bath gets quite crowdedscaly-breasted lorikeets_rainbow lorikeets_croiwd_bird bath_named_caniaba_nov 2019
Scaly-breasted Lorikeets and Rainbow Lorikeets often squabble over whose turn it is.scaly-breasted lorikeets_rainbow lorikeet_flying_bird bath_named_caniaba_nov 2019
The “just out of the bath” is not a good look for a Scaly-breasted Lorikeet.scaly-breasted lorikeet_bird bath_named_caniaba_nov 2019
Meanwhile, a Olive-backed Oriel was keeping an eye on what was going on.olive-backed oriel_garden_named_home_jackadgery_nov 2019
The Crested Pigeon really loved sitting on the shovel handle.crested pigeon_shovel_named_caniaba_nov 2019
A rare visitor to my besties garden is an Australasian Pipit. He walked among the grasses looking for insects.australiasian pipit_named_caniaba_nov 2019
I don’t think this Noisy Friarbird wanted his photo takenfriar bird_looking_close_named_home_jackadgery_nov 2019
There may not be much water around but the dragonflies are flitting about the garden.dragonfly_red_named_home_jackadgery_nov 2019
I love a close updragonfly_red_close_named_home_jackadgery_nov 2019
One of my pot plants, a Calathea has small delicate flowers.flower_calathea_plant_pot_named_home_jackadgery_nov 2019
The bees were everywhere on the Eucalypt flowers down at the river at Cangi.flower_eucalypt_white_bee_named_cangi_nov 2019
Another plant my friend Geoff gave me has flowered. a wonderful Day Lily.day lily_yellow_garden_named_home_jackadgery_nov 2019
The Stingless Native Bees love it too.stingless native bee_day lily_orange_named_home_jackadgery_nov 2019
Look at the well filled pollen sacs on these tiny bees.stingless native bees_hippeastrum_garden_named_home_jackadgery_nov 2019
One of the almost daily occurrences are the helicopters going to the nearby Clarence River to fill the water buckets. Sometimes they fly over my house. That is smoke not cloud. The fires are not near my place.helicopter_bucket_fires_named_home_jackadgery_nov 2019
Well the sun is setting so it’s almost time to go.sun_smoke_fire_named_home_jackadgery_nov 2019
The solar lights have come on in the garden.garden_light_solar_named_home_jackadgery_nov 2019
and our Moon is bright overhead.full moon_named_home_jackadgery_nov 2019

I hope you had a lovely time wandering through my world. We must do it again sometime.
PS Yesterday the fires jumped the highway and are at Cangi today. This does not bode well for me as westerly winds will eventually send the fire towards my place. Cangi is around 25kms from here. Hopefully that old wooden bridge will be OK. The Rural Fire Service has the fire under control at the moment.

Also included in Su’s  The Changing Seasons Do drop by and see the wonderful posts over at Su’s place