MtLawleyShire’s Fattee cattee – For Nia

Some of the moods of my darling Fattee Cattee over the last month:

Relaxed, lying on the driveway:

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walking up the driveway:

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waiting for me in her favourite position – underneath the car:

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sitting, waiting for me to finish sunset photos:

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in a dry part of the garden (wanting her lemon grass):

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Looking sulky because there is no lemon grass:

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in the evening:

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Sprawled, sleeping on one of her favourite perches in the house – on a low table:

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and on those 40 degree F days, lying on the kitchen floor because it’s cooler than outside:

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Luminous Sky Calligraphy over MtLawleyShire

Clouds are an integral part of a magical sunset and these, in the east and the south-east, were wonderful examples of Sky Calligraphy.

These two are pre-sunset clouds – with their own magic and waiting to be transformed by the lowering light:

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It was fascinating to watch this cloud transform through the range of colour as the light descended:

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This swathe of cloud was intriguing

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and the East was striped by lines of cloud that resembled distant waves

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& finally – with explosion of Sky Calligraphy from the south=east as the last of light departed the sky

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A shrouded moon over MtLawleyShire

Enclouded even in the late afternoon, the moon tonight, three quarters full, was not to be swallowed entirely

 

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The early evening merely pulled in more cloud:

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from a distance, she dominates the sky:

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and almost clear in the early evening, she gleams;

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only to be almost swallowed by cloud in the next moment:

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then the glorious light from departing day gilded her face through the light cloud:

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and as light departed, despite the cloud, she gleamed stronger.  Here she is almost clear of cloud:

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But it didn’t last, though the cloud made a lovely halo

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and this last one – almost clear in her proper dark – tonight’s beautiful moon

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A Summer Sunset over MtLawleyShire

It start gold and uncertain

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swathes of cloud offered promise

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and soon became great sweeps of gilded cream against the wash of crimson on the western horizon:

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and the light lowered, the sweeps of cream became gold and powerful

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dominating the sky in powerful washes

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as the light departed, they deepened into waves across the sky

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a desert upended

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rolling and rich

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the sky washed clean light blue and green is a wonderful contrast against rich reds and golds

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and across the evening, the ibis flew home

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even in detail, the sky retains the sand dune appearance

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as day departs, the hues alter, become richer, more vibrant,

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luminous

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the untidy tatters of neon pink to the north-west contrasted with the red golds of those sweeping clouds

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but all things end, especially sunsets and as light departs, it gives a rich gift, deepening the colours

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changing them in some areas to crimson, and leaving the sky beneath the tattered veil of receding crimson and red, almost green and pale blue.

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All clean for the next day.

MtLawleyShire’s answer to the Weekly Photo Challenge: Vibrant

Vibrancy is everywhere, in the built & natural environments, and my difficulty in meeting this Weekly Photo Challenge: Vibrant was in picking the shots.

There are flowers – vibrant in reds, yellows:

opulent red rose and dandelion flower gleaming with rain drops

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red hibiscus bright with recent rain & light through sunflower petals (& a bee in the centre)

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the astonishing scarlet of the Illawarra Flame tree against the vibrant blue of a Perth summer sky:

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Sunsets.  They can have the most vibrant of colours:

In the west:

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sunset light highlighting amazing clouds in the east (on a day of terrible bushfires that destroyed a town)

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more of those clouds streaming over the neighbourhood:

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Scattered vibrancy in reds, oranges and a brilliant crimson:

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Then there is the built environment, both external and internal:

The vibrancy of light on buildings contrasted by glared out blue skies:

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late sunlight on an overly tall beachside hotel:

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internal environments have vibrancy as well:

umbrellas in an arcade (no, I don’t know why either):

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lights:

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ceiling decorations in a city arcade:

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steps up to the cultural plaza in Perth:

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and finally – the vibrancy of light hitting a raindrop after a storm:

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I hope you enjoyed my entry 🙂

MtLawleyShire meets the Bunny

The Bunny is actually a wee possum being fostered (since he was little bigger than a peanut) by a friend of mine.

Here are a few pics of him when he was just a little more than a wee peanut of a possum

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And here he is now, a week off ‘soft release’ – that is, released into an enclosure containing more natural surroundings which will eventually be left open for him to enter the big wide world.  Food will still be provided in the enclosure, but eventually, he won’t return.  This doesn’t always work.  Apparently, where he is going, there is a lady possum who has never left and gives the newcomers all sorts of grief 😀

coming out of his ‘ouch’ in his cage:

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acrobatic

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clinging to mum’s arm

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Really not sure about that shutter click – he got over his fear of the camera after he snuffled over it and clambered onto the lens 😀

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shenanigans in and out of the cage:

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clinging to mum’s arm again:

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& looking at me

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swinging on the cage door & tempted by the thought mum might have some munchies (there was a rose which he shredded but all the photos were of remarkable clear rose and speed-blurred possum)

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on mum’s wrist:

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little cutie 🙂

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antics and furry tummy 🙂

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Wot’s that, mum?  Yummy?

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I love this one 🙂  Mum & Bunny

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such a dear little one.  I wish him long & happy life 🙂

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