A bounty

Ragtag Daily Prompt Saturday: Citrus

Before a lemon
a flower is born
splendid in white
a centre is formed

A lemon emerges
hangs on to life
shiny and golden
from sunshine to ripe

The tree is heavy
a bounty of lemons
yellow and happy
life from the soil

Towards the end
a sunset of life
the next stage
ready for picking

A Dragon in my garden

A few days ago, I was quite surprised to see an Eastern Bearded Dragon sunning itself on the driveway. It has been a while since I have seen an Eastern Bearded Dragon on my place, so of course I had to grab a few photos.

It didn’t seem to mind me getting a few photos and didn’t move apart from turning its head to keep a watch on me. Here’s a bit about Bearded Dragons –

“They’re often seen basking on tree stumps, fence posts, branches or boulders. From here they can see predators, prey and mates, all the while soaking up some sun. Bearded dragons are primarily diurnal (day active), though in summer they’re busiest in the early morning and late afternoon. They’re omnivorous lizards: they eat fruits and leaves, invertebrates (such as ants and beetles) and small vertebrates, including other lizards.

When threatened or alarmed bearded dragons puff out their beards and face intruders with an open mouth. At the same time they expand their bodies by inhaling air, making them seem larger than life, and may emit a low hiss. (I am lucky this one didn’t seem to find me a threat and was quite calm.)

Researchers recently discovered that bearded dragons have primitive venom glands, though the venom has little effect on people.

The biggest threats to bearded dragons are habitat loss and degradation due to land clearing and cattle grazing. They’re also sadly sometimes illegally captured for the pet industry”

“I’m keeping an eye on you mister”

“No good sneaking up behind”

“Now where did he go?”

“I might as well let him show everyone my markings and colours…..

….and my sharp claws which are great for climbing and digging”

“I am rather handsome aren’t I?”

“Yes, handsome I said to you……yes you!”

“I can be quite dignified as well”

Information from https://www.bushheritage.org.au/species/bearded-dragons

Pick a topic

Cee’s Midweek madness Challenge September: Pick a Topic from my Photo (click on the link to see Cee’s photo)

clouds, green, trees, landscape, blue, white

red, green

red, leaf, texture

trees, green, red,

roof, tiles

Things going around in Toowoomba

Cee’s Fun Foto Challenge: Circles and Curves

While I was visiting my daughter in Toowoomba I took lots of photos so I am ready for almost any topic for any photo challenge.

On the side of a building.

A winding path in a garden which was open for public viewing

There were some flower displays in the churches in the city

One of the orange bridges in the Japanese Gardens