Don’t ask me. I’ve no idea. But I did want to take it home with me to look after it. Read more
Continuing the turtle theme (see my post of 13 March 2019), today I am sharing a photo of a mosaic I made a few years ago of a turtle (in abstract). I love bold colours and, in winter, when my garden is devoid of colour, my colourful mosaics are sure to make me smile.
Response to the Ragtag Daily Prompt — Bold. Click on the link to join in.
As today’s Ragtag Daily Prompt is diurnal, I thought I would post a couple of photos of the eastern long-necked turtle. The (Australian) eastern long-necked turtle is a sun-worshipper. It is a cold-blooded, diurnal animal. These small fresh-water turtles are most active mid-morning and afternoon once they have warmed up. Read more
The return to cooler nights and mornings heralds the turn of season. Autumn is upon us. The little birds, silver-eyes, are enjoying the cool mornings and evenings as they zip through the garden. Some even stop off for a bite to eat. Hey, little bird, that’s my fig! Read more
I would like to thank Margaret for the Ragtag Daily Prompt today. Her prompt is iridescence. She posted a lovely photo of a beetle that looked very like the golden stag beetle. So I thought I would join in with a couple of iridescent beetle photos of my own, as well as a bird photo for good measure. Read more
Here is my response to the Ragtag Daily Prompt — Diametric.
One of the things I really love about the Ragtag Daily Prompt is the contributions from all our participants. One of my favourite contributors (I have many) is Lois from On Pets and Prisoners. She always comes up with just the right quirky photo to illustrate the prompt. Today, I feel the need to respond in kind. So here is my fun photo too. Read more
My February Changing Seasons post will be divided into two parts. Part 1 contains the serious environmental message. Part 2 is more lighthearted.
This post contains images that may distress some viewers. Read more
I remember vividly that freezing cold day in 1991 when I went to the Giant’s Causeway in Northern Ireland. It was more than the cold that sent shivers down my spine. There was no-one else there. Just us. We were so small next to that massive geological formation. I thought I would never see anything like it again, especially not in my own country.
Smaller in scale, but just as awe-inpiring. In Gamilaroi Country. Read more
In 2003, bush-fires ravaged the old Nil Desperandum homestead. After the fires, the historic rammed-earth cottage was re-built to the original 1896 design. Nil Desperandum forms part of the Tidbinbilla Nature Reserve (near Canberra). Amidst the devastation wrought by the fires, a part of a commercial camellia plantation somehow managed to survive. Surrounded by dense bush on all sides, it truly is a miracle garden. Read more
Happy lovey dovey day, everyone. It sounds like I’m not sentimental, but first impressions can be deceiving. After nearly 25 years of marriage (drats, I think I forgot my last wedding anniversary), I am still as much in love with my gorgeous man as the first time I ever saw his face. We don’t do the whole Valentine’s Day thing, but as I forgot our last anniversary, I’m going to have to make it up to him somehow. My love wouldn’t have forgotten the big day, but as it coincides with another apparently important anniversary, he would have felt it rude to overshadow the other event, unless of course I happened to mention it first.
To get in the mood for this lovey dovey day (and in the interests of this post), I’ve been listening to some of my favourite love songs/tunes (see my list below). I fear this list may tell you more about me than you would care to know, but I thought I would share it with you anyway. Here goes: Read more