5 Minutes Ago – 26 November

Hammad’s Weekend Sky #80

Another clear blue sky in the morning and it did turn out to be a hot day. I had a bit of a sleep in so the sun was a bit higher than in many of my other weekend sky photos from the same spot

Most of the other photos in this direction, you can just see the sunlight on the tips of the trees. Here you can actually see the Eucalypts leaves and branches.

Walking Squares #21 – A shed, swans and a flower

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Today I went to have a look at the block of land my daughter bought downriver at Lawrence. It was lovely to spend some time. I didn’t think I would see any of the ski boats and skiers today. I saw a few boats as I drove along side of the Clarence River pelting along dragging their skiers. No photos today though.

On the way back I stopped at the spot where the Black Swans were last time I went to Lawrence. They were there so the walk was short but a walk never the less.

Lets get on the swan and go

A bit before where I could stop and get a few Black Swan photos is an old shed, possibly part of dairy bails as the lower river area was mainly dairying country. I had to walk back to get this photo

Oh no, you are not getting my photo. I’m heading over the other side of the river.

That’s OK, we don’t mind the occasional photo shoot

What are you doing there?
gmmmph urble smmmmrk bleeem glub glub

Oh sorry, I was just having a look to see if there were any snacks

If that Swan thinks there is food down there, I’d better have a look too

In the garden, just near where I parked, they had a lovely display of Bird of Paradise flowers

Yes I know this one isn’t square.
For those following along on the gate building project, these are a similar design to the ones I am making. Being on level ground and sturdy fencing either side, this gate is one big gate and able to open easily. I took the photo as I may have to redesign my gates as I originally only had one bracing board on one side. Luckily I have enough leftover timber to add another diagonal bracing board.

Cee’s FOTD

Time for the table of memories

Debbie’s Six Word Saturday

A wonderful cafe in Avignon. It was so funky. Upstairs was also a library. Some friends were there a few years ago and I told them about this place with wonderful food but unfortunately it wasn’t operating any more.

I loved the table lights

Walking Squares #20 – Superman, a river and a weather vane

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Saturday is a go to town day for me. I get a few groceries I need, plus have a browse, window shop and enjoy a coffee at the cafe in the art gallery. This weekend in Grafton is the Bridge to Bridge race. There are some rather large ski boats around the streets and a few in the water. I went to the river to see if any practice action was still happening. The actual race is tomorrow.

Come join me on the dock of the bay

While I was hanging waiting for some boats to appear, I noticed a rooster weather vane on a nearby house. I have been trying to find one around the Clarence Valley for quite a while. Quest achieved

As I parked the car, I could hear a couple of boats roar up the river. By the time I was there, some of those boats were just putting back to the boat ramp. This time Superman wasn’t so super.

And then there was a roar of an engine and from downstream a boat appeared travelling very fast. I should have changed my camera settings to get a better photo of the action.
On that line coming from the rear of the boat are two water skiers. The ski rope must be at least twenty metres long. I couldn’t get the skiers and the boat in the same shot.

I couldn’t resist playing with the photo of the skiers a little bit. The photo was rather crap but I think this edit makes it much better. The top of the photo is the reflection of vegetation on the water

Walking Squares #19 – The beach and shadows

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This walk is going back a few years when on a holiday in Tasmania. What prompted me to do this post was a few days ago when I used my shadow photo.

I guess we better get down on the beach

The beach was quite a long one but the walk wasn’t all that far

The setting Sun on a warm October day

Every one liked my long legs so I thought I would have a friend join me and you can now have double the enjoyment. The setting sun is the best time to get that long leg feeling

Among the dunes, the Pig Face was flowering

The colourful rocks of the Bay of Fires. The red is a lichen that grows on the granite rocks

There was a Pacific Gull hanging out on the rocks

*”The Bay of Fires did not actually earn its name because of its appearance. It was named “Bay of Fires” in 1773 by Captain Tobias Furneaux, who looked out and saw countless fires along the Tasmanian coast”

*From http://www.ourtasmania.com.au/natural-tas-bluffs.html

Pick a Word – November 2022

Lost in Translations Pick a Word

Paula’s words were hard not to try and find one photo for a couple of words. It’s more fun with a photo for each don’t you think? Following these photos there is a quiz, so pay attention.

ARRANGED

CODED PATTERN

ORGANISED

SEQUENTIAL

SYSTEMATISED

OK Had time to take in each photo?

The question is – Which photo is the odd one out? A quiz with a twist 🙂

It’s the T birds

Cee’s Midweek Madness Challenge November Alphabet: T in the middle or end of a Word

SpoTTed Quail Thrush

SpoTTed PardeloTe

Golden-headed CisTicola

Varied SiTTella

LiTTle WaTTlebird

Musk LorikeeT

Scaly BreasTed LorikeeT

Rainbow LorikeeT

King ParroT

Rainbow Bee-eaTers

Yellow TufTed HoneyeaTer

Walking Squares #18 – Timber and insects

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Today was another day spent doing the walk from the shed to the house. It was a productive day. I have cut all of the timber into the lengths I need to make the gates.

So today I was walking like a man

Here are the last two planks of timber to be cut and the workings. My Makita Drop-Saw has been used to build my house and many a project. It was a bit tired by the end of today but a clean up and service will see it ready for the next project.

Hopefully the next time you see these pieces of wood, they will look a lot different.

While going back and forth sometimes something pops up.

The Sun really lit up the cross on the St Andrews Cross Spiders web.

I knew someone was watching me. Possibly a Splendid Ochre Butterfly but I am not one hundred percent sure

Thankfully I did a major clean up and cover the unused timber as it rained in the evening. The garden needed a good watering.