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Kookaburra in flight

I managed to quickly capture this kookaburra flying overhead. It’s a pity the telegraph wire was in the way. It was however, a beautiful sight up close.

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Beyond even the darkest clouds, the wide, open, blue sky goes on forever. Trust, let go, and allow yourself to take flight. So fly! Only then can you soar. ~ Martta Karol

Cloud Iridescence

I was fascinated and fortunately, was able to capture this cloud phenomenon known as “cloud iridescence” or irisation.

Although the focus was not as sharp as I hoped, I nevertheless, managed to capture the colours. The colours are similar to those seen on oil slicks in a puddle of rainwater.

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How sweet to be a cloud floating in the blue. ~ A. A. Milne

Camellia japonica

They are all varieties and colours of Japanese Camellias.

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As she looked in the full-length mirror in her dressing room, she added a few ropes of pearls, pinned a white silk camellia, and draped the Chantilly lace shawl. In that moment, Dana thought of fashion’s most enduring icon who created this elegant and alluring style, and the happy personal life that eluded her. Mademoiselle Chanel died in 1971 at the age of eighty-eight while working on her spring collection, but her passion for work did not fill the void of marriage and children. Her success was costly, but clearly the choice of an uncompromising woman determined to achieve greatness. ~ Lynn Steward

Our Peach-face parrot

Popeye, our Peach-face parrot, loves sleeping within the ring at night or in the warmth of the hand. Zzz

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A bird sitting in a tree is never afraid of the branch breaking because its trust is not on the branch but on its own wings. Always believe in yourself. ~ Anon

Clematis Flammula

These delicate and lacy looking flowers look like a bridal veil.

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Flowers are the music of the ground. From earth’s lips spoken with sound. ~ Edwin Curran

The Recycling Centre

We had to drop off electronic waste at the Recycling Centre. The wall on one side of the building has these murals and the scenes depict the dangers that wildlife can suffer if mankind does not recycle.

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There is no such thing as ‘away.’ When we throw anything away, it must go somewhere. ~ Annie Leonard

The Cockatoo

I looked up in surprise as the cockatoo with its wings

spread majestically, landed on the apex of the rotating

clothesline.

It’s bright yellow comb was open and graced its head

like a proud, red-Indian chef.

‘Hello there!’ I called up.

He then walked down one of the arms of the clothesline

until he was a mere foot away from me. I marvelled that

this wild bird was quite unperturbed.

He then walked like a trapeze artist between the pegs

holding up my jeans and peered down at me.

Wishing I had my camera phone, I decided to get it while

hoping he wouldn’t fly away.

When I returned quickly to the laundry door, I saw him

peering in at the window.

As I opened the door, he flew over to the wall. I then

decided to film him as he approached me.

Here is the video. Please watch to the end. 🤗

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In the backwoods of nature‘s soul I left my wild true heart.

~ Angie Weiland-Crosby

Mudpies and Fun

I love lemons can’t you see

Squeeze it, roll it, toss it with glee

Smell it, spray it, fiddle dee dee

Lemon pie is just for me

Mud pies on the other hand

Squish them, mould them, it’s just grand

Shape them into little mounds

Or cookies that are ever so round

Childhood should be carefree and safe

With peaks of laughter, a secure place

To run, gambol, and jump with joy

Sheer fun for every girl and boy

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Sometimes all you need is to break the routine and have some fun. ~ Rubyanne

Disclaimer: Thanks go to the photographers of the above images.

Candelabra Aloe

The Candelabra Aloe belongs to the flowering succulent, perennial plant of the aloe genus. The bright colour with the dark-blue tips, is eye-catching.

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Life should not only be lived, it should be celebrated. ~ Osho

Kangaroo Paw

Anigozanthos Flavidus or better known as ‘Kangaroo paw,’ are flowering plants that resemble the paws of kangaroos. They come in colours of deep pink, red, light pink, pearly pink, and even a combination of red and green. Although I have managed to get shots of three different colours, I never fail to marvel at how much the flowers look very much like real kangaroo paws. I’ve added an image of a kangaroo with her Joey, to give you an idea.

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It’s not only children who grow, parents do too. As much as we watch to see what our children do with their lives, they are watching us to see what we do with ours. I can tell my children to reach for the sun, but I must reach for it myself. ~ Joyce Maynard

Disclaimer: My thanks go to the photographer of the Kangaroo and Joey.

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