This is June 2019

About time I hear you say. Yes I am a bit late with last months wrap up. I didn’t take as many photos early on and then I seemed to find lots to photograph. This months photos have a couple I have used in other photo challenges but I decided to keep this post a bit shorter by not including the those photos.

So sit back and have a scroll through my June

Let’s start in Inverell, a town about 200kms from my place. We decided to have a mini holiday and ventured west. My goodness the drought has really hit hard out there. Didn’t see the usual paddocks with sheep and cattle in them. Many farmers have de-stocked and just holding onto their core breeding stock for when the drought breaks.
We stayed at a fabulous B’n’B, Blair Athol a Manor house from the early 1900’s. It is a great place to stay
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We did venture around the countryside. It was quite sad. I think this granite outcrop says it all.granite_rocks_outcrop_named_tingha_june 2019
I found a Pied Cormorant just after a bit of a dip in the water. I love how Cormorants do this. Makes me smile every time.pied_cormorant_named_inverell_june 2019
Back home I was surprised to see ducks on my house dam as the water level is quite low. Three Pacific Black Ducks cruise the dam.pacific_black_ducks_dam_named_home_jackadgery_june 2019
Sometimes when I am about in the garden doing a bit of bird spotting I get a feeling I am being watched as well. This Grey-shrike Thrush was making sure I was being good.grey_shrike_thrush_named_home_jackadgery_june 2019
Another Winter visitor to the garden are Golden Whistlersgolden_whistler_named_home_jackadgery_june 2019
Of course a monthly wrap wouldn’t be the same without the resident Eastern Yellow Robin who found a post to sit on while surveying the garden for a snack.eastern_yellow_robin_named_home_jacadgery_june 2019
Little Striated Thornbills are flying about the garden in the afternoonsstriated_thornbill_named_home_jackadgery_june 2019
The Rose Robins are still around as wellrose_robin_named_home_jacadgery_june 2019
The Agave looked lovely in the afternoon lightagave_garden_sun_named_home_jackadgery_june 2019
This is called Witches Broom it is on a small Eucalypt. witches_broom_garden_named_home_jackadgery_june 2019
The variety of plants that are growing on a palm in the garden is wonderful. At the front is an Elk Horn, behind it on the right is a Birds nest Fern. They are surrounded by Hares Foot Fern and to the left rear is Fishbone Fern. All of these plants have decided to grow among the palm’s trunk.palm_elkhorn_birdsnest_fern_haresfoot_fern_garden_named_home_jackadgery_june 2019
Nearby, a Jacaranda has a lovely growth of moss that cascades to the ground.moss_garden_named_home_jackadgery_june 2019
My mate Geoffs Iris has flowered. Always will bring back a memory.iris_purple_garden_named_home_jackadgery_june 2019
All around the place Lichen has sprung up as there has been showers of rain over the last part of the month enough to keep the garden happy and for some plants to emerge.lichen_named_home_jackadgery_june 2019
I love finding water drops. My besties place has had much more rain than here.cumquat_water_drop_garden_named_caniabajune 2019
These are the seed pods from an Eucalypt tree I found in Inverell.nut_eucalypt_tree_inverell_june 2019
I haven’t taken many photos of the Red-necked Wallabies that hang around my place. I caught this bloke with a mouth full of grass.red-necked_wallaby_named_home_jackadgery_june 2019
Late one afternoon at my besties, she called out to come over to where she was in the garden. She found a little Bandi Bandi going across a log heading for a safe place to spend the night.bandi_bandi_named_caniaba_june 2019
There appears to be lots of Wanderer Butterflies about at the moment. Found this one flying around the lane-ways of Lismore.wanderer_butterfly_flying_named_lismore_june 2019
Meanwhile there are Wanderers in my besties garden feeding on Echinacea flowers.wanderer_echanacia_flower_garden_named_caniaba_june 2019
One day we decided to head to the coast for lunch at the Ballina Beach Surf Club. Afterwards, after watching whales from the window while eating, we wandered up to the headland and watched the Humpback Whales cruising past. I bit of blow usually let me know where they were.humpback_whale_blow_named_ballina_headland_june 2019

I love it when they gave a wave.
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Managed to get some tail shots.humpback_whale_tail_splash2_named_ballina_headland_june 2019
but could never be focused on the right place when a Humpback breachedhumpback_whale_tail_splash1_named_ballina_headland_june 2019
Now for a bit of weird. Walking down a lane in Lismore we always look to see if this window has changed. I think the hand and flag on the right have been added.eclectic_window_wierd_named_lismore_june 2019

A stack of chairs in a window.
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One morning, the mist was settled in the valleys. I used to tell the kids that the mountains have captured the clouds.
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A bit of my playing around with photos. A Magpie on a steel post
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OK the sun is down so time for me to go.sunset_orange_named_caniaba_june 2019

I hope you have enjoyed a bit of a look at my June. The feature photo is a butterfly among the Zinnias in my besties garden.

The World of Geometric Shapes

Cee’s Black & White Photo Challenge: Any Kind Geometric Shapes

A selection of geometric shapes from here and there

Doorways from Madrid
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A building from Vienna190104_blog_challenge_blackandwhite_geometric_shapes_vienna_building

Banksia seed pods from Australia
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A stained glass window from a pub in Victor Harbour South Australia
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A sloping wall in the Grand Hyatt Seoul South Korea
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Reflection on the Floor

The word prompt from Nancy: Reflection

So many photos with a reflection from glass or water but this time something different

The reflection from the stained glass windows onto the polished floor of the Sagrada Familia in Barcelona.
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The wonderful colours that showered the building from the windows, fell onto the floor
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The reds that flowed into greens
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and turned again with yellow highlights
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Things in a Row

The word prompt from Traveling At Wits End: Things in a Row

I decided to go black and white for this photo challenge and make the subject the Cathedral Church of Christ the King in Grafton for Things in a Row
The outside with lost of things in a row
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The inside – how many things in a row can you find? I have eight things in a row.
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The seats in a row.
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Look up at the ceiling for things in a row.
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The Prayer and Psalm books ready for the faithful.
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Odd Ball – In the Shops

Cee’s Odd Ball Photo Challenge

Here are a couple of things I have found in shops over the past few weeks. Enjoy my Odd Ball photos

A unique jewellery display
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He wants you to come in
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The cafe sure had big bugs
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I told you to put the mannequins away
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Geometry and Windows

Cee’s Fun Foto Challenge Week 1: Photo Geometry, bushes, window, brick, curtain, green, tan, wall, building, dark red, tree

What a selection Cee has chosen for us to pick from. I think it may be several posts if I get the inspiration. This post started off as Geometry but a few Windows appeared.

Some geometry from inside an art work in the Centre Pompidou Paris
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Another art work from the Centre Pompidou – some neon geometry
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Once I thought of geometry, along came some stained glass windows as well. A church in Lyon France
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The wonderful stained glass windows from the Segrada Familia in Barcelona
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