MtLawleyShire: Photo Challenge: Earth

The daily Post Challenge: Earth http://<a href=”https://dailypost.wordpress.com/photo-challenges/earth/”>Earth</a&gt;

the beauties of the earth are many and everywhere – in the very small:

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In the tiny & industrious:

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in flowers, small:

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Australian natives:

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classic:

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exotic:

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tree blossoms:

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the beauty of autumn:

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birds:

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to the very large – storm clouds:

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and the magnificence of sunsets:

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I hope you enjoyed my response to the Weekly Challenge.  I am looking forward to viewing yours:-)

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

more raindrops in MtLawleyShire’s garden

It was wet for the last few days.  A delight – rain!  The rain was persistent, but light, so there wasn’t that much.  Enough, however, for gathering raindrops.

Jasmine leaves in light and shadow:

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even enhancing a dead leaf:

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on jasmine tendrils:

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on spider plant flowers and buds and the dangling dead ends:

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these could be ear rings! :

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on bottlebrush leaves and twigs:

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and on leaves of a nameless but much loved potted tree:

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Now, if there was more rain….

Birds against a MtLawleyShire sunset

These are taken of clouds in the eastern sky –

pigeons flocking against the light of storms clouds building at sunset:

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the colours are slightly enhanced, the photos ‘noisy’ but I liked the effect:

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and teh structure of the clouds was amazing:

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and ibis flying against softer clouds to the south-east:

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The Ravens of Matilda Bay

The tea rooms at Matilda Bay have been remodelled and for a while, it seemed that there would be no visits from the birds, but then – some ravens came.

They sat a while in the flame tree:

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a couple chatting:

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eyeing the pickings below:

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they sat in chairs backing onto the river, becoming silhouettes:

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calling to others about the food:

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walking the fence:

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Then it was onto an abandoned table:

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is it any good?

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shall we use this for chips or something else?

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You looking at me???

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I love the ravens:-)

Raindrops in MtLawleyShire

On that same Friday, in my garden, raindrops be-gemmed things:

lemon grass bejeweled:

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tiny Chives flowers:

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rose bud:

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beautifying a rose past its best:

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rose leaves, although munched by a grasshopper, took on extra beauty:

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and can you shee him? Sheltering beneath the leaf:

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and gleaming on buhenia leaves:

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We have had more rain since, so there will be another post or two…

 

Raindrops on a wet Friday out of MtLawleyShire

This was at Easter, on Good Friday and I was in the city at a convention.  But before I went in, there was a chance for photos.

The street trees are paperbarks and their blossoms were out.

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The rain clung to the delicate leaves:

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and dripped off the bark:

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everywhere there were raindrops: on the thick steel railings outside a cafe:

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on a window:

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gathered in a telephone cover in the footpath:

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the city itself had almost disappeared in the light rain, even though I was standing in amongst the buildings:

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and the river was a myth:

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It was lovely:-)