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Floral Friday Challenge.

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I took this photo in Hall’s Gap a few months ago.

golden-ash_0185It appears to be on the point of turning colour and

I’m sure those would have made a glorious display

a few weeks after this photo.

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Floral Friday

Floral Friday

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Travel Theme-Orange

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My

Orange

Travel Theme.

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For many years car makers in Australia have painted their cars,

white, silvers, tan as their brighter colours…

all colours of which I am not fond.

car_0429Last year General Motors Holden released an orange paint for their cars.

Of course it’s not just ‘Orange’,  it is ‘Fantale Orange’

Personally I prefer a brighter coloured car…easier to see.

car_0431Now it’s a well-known fact that red cars go 5% fast than any other colour.

These are in the red range of the colour spectrum, so does that mean they go 2.5% faster?

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Where’s My Backpack?: Travel Theme: Orange

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Weekly Photo Challenge-Fray

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My contribution for this week’s challenge…

Fray

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As soon as I brushed the cobwebs out of my eyes this morning

I knew the direction of this post.

frayed_0006Yesterday Ginger’s new bedding arrived and

was inserted into her kennel.

During the clean out, this piece of smelly frayed carpet,

which I have looked for on many occasion, was discovered.

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It wasn’t because I was in the dog house, that I searched for it,

we were seeking padding for furniture when kids moved out.

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frayed_0011But I can assure you it smelled a lot better being extracted

from Ginger’s kennel than it did being extracted

from the rubbish bin this morning.

frayed_0015The second object for this challenge I am wearing right now.

My favourite green windcheater/sweat shirt.

We moved from the farm nine years ago and

my two green windcheaters

are constant, comfortable reminders of the ‘good old days’.

frayed_0026However, a few months ago I was feeling the cold and

held my constant companion up to the light

and I could see right through it.

(Focus on everything but the tear in the seam.)

About then I decided not to throw it out,

but to  wear another one underneath…for warmth.

Summer is just around the corner 🙂

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A Word a Week Photography Challenge–Arch

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My contribution for this week’s

 Word of the Week Challenge…

Arch

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Rather the architecture, I turned to nature for some arches.

heron_0404This egret has some nice arches in its neck…
heron_0405and along its back.

hornbill_0483The Yellow Billed Hornbill also sports some arches.

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pelican_0117My favourite arch was taken a few months ago.

Percy pelican managed to put a great arch in his neck for me to photograph.

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 A WORD A WEEK CHALLENGE– Arch 

(suellewellyn2011.wordpress.com)

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Cee’s Fun Foto Challenge-Black-White

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My contribution for this week’s

Black and White

Challenge

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Some African birds for my Black and White photos.
hornbill_0483Yellow Billed Hornbills.

franklin_5781South African residents, or ex-pats, might pick this photo.

franklin_5782A closer look, or clue…got it?

franklin_5783A South African Franklin.

franklin_0578The original photo.

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Cee’s Fun Photo Challenge: Black and White

 

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Look Up, Look Down-Wk-53

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My

Look Up, Look Down

for Week 53

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Recently I found this Sulphur Crest Cockatoo close

enough to capture a reasonably good photo.

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 It eyed me off, and decided that I would probably do him no  harm…

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and decided to preen its feathers.

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It reminded me of many summer nights when hundreds of cockatoos

would be noisily bidding each other ‘goodnight’

in surrounding pine trees.

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After several hours of ‘goodnights’, when they were almost quiet

our neighbour would fire a shotgun either into them, or in the air,

and hundreds of cockatoos would be woken

from their almost slumber…not mention yours truly.

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This one was kinda cute and it is hard to think that it was one of

hundreds which managed to spoil a quiet evening.

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Travelwithintent.com 

Look Up, Look Down, challenge

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Wordless Wednesday-2008

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A Free Feed

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Recently on a walk around the garden I noticed this flock of birds helping themselves to a feed.

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 Unfortunately this was usually the best view of them.

birds_0729But there is usually one to break the rules and give me a half decent shot

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Wordless Wednesday

Wordless Wednesday (create-with-joy.com)

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Craftyspices.com_Wordless Wednesday

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