Singing from the Tree Tops (Monochrome Monday)

On this particular morning, these two beauties were having a good ole sing-song, serenading all of us who walked by or under them. It was such a fabulous way to begin the day.

Nature has a wonderful way of cutting to the chase…  you should always find a song in your heart to start your day.






Kangaroo feet – they’re bigger then you think! (OWPC – Kangaroo)

Maybe it’s because I’ve had friends who’ve repeatedly had fences kicked down by kangaroos, or maybe it’s simply the size of their top paws but I confess, I have very few warm and fuzzy feelings towards the kangaroo.

Then again, there’s no denying when a joey pops its head out of the pouch it is super cute! Kangaroo is the One Word Photo Challenge from Jennifer Nichole Wells this week.






Nature’s Morning Accessories (Wordless Wednesday)







Early Morning Recreation (A Photo a Week Challenge: Recreation)

When in Australia there’s nothing nicer then taking an early morning walk following the river out to the ocean. On this particular morning there was myself, a fisherman, and a stand-up paddle-boarder.

Each of us doing something different, yet all happy in our chosen form of recreation. Recreation is this week’s A Photo a Week Challenge from Nancy Merrill Photography.






Mum and Mickey! (WPC: Friend)

This is my mother and her faithful companion and horse Mickey. Mickey has popped up in a lot of our conversations since Master Fifteen was born (no, I have absolutely NO idea of that correlation), but even more-so now since dad’s passing.

Mickey was her everything – from riding him to school to riding him around the family farm to do her chores, and obviously to do a spot of fishing. With her father’s unexpected death when she was 10, Mickey was her one constant, her friend.

Friend is the Daily Post’s Weekly Photo Challenge this week.








Lovin’ the Pink (iPhriday Flowers)

The stunning colour in this flower which was surrounded by so many promising buds, more than caught my attention whilst wandering the Brisbane Botanical Gardens earlier this year.

Lovin' the Pink

Once again I’m lovin’ this opportunity offered by Lisa over at GrayDaysandCoffee for iPhone photos. It’s such a hoot playing with images on the phone!







Finding that one cool place (OWPC: Cow)

As the sun heats up, the cows in the paddock head towards any shade they can find for relief. Sometimes its the shade from a single tree but in this particular case, they were lucky enough to have a purpose-built shady spot.

Finding that one cool place

This is my very-last-minute submission for this week’s One Word Photo Challenge hosted by the very busy Jennifer Nichole Wells, lol.






Lunch is on Me (Monochrome Monday)

My father brought me up to appreciate the purpose of spiders. And now I appreciate how truly beautiful a spider’s web can be with all those different shapes created by the spider’s silk. A true work of art!

Lunch is on Me Sepia

However all this hasn’t stopped me from despising their very existence. Man those things can move quickly, as this spider’s collection attests to. Lunch anyone?





Down the Barrel of a Cannon (Monochrome Madness)

Located on the banks of the Brisbane River at the Botanical Gardens is this cannon, one of the twelve that were brought over in 1862 from Great Britain, to defend the new colony of Queensland.

Looking down the Barrel

The cannons were mainly used for training, signalling, or ceremonial firings. From the 1,900’s the cannons became merely ornamental, with the cannons being relocated throughout the state of Queensland time and time again.





The Ultimate Understated ! (26 Weeks Letter Challenge: U)

This week it’s the Letter U for the  26 Weeks Letter Challenge hosted by the lovely Lori Bravo from Let There be Peace on Earth.

To know the sun will rise and set each day is simply not enough. Especially when you witness such understated beauty  from mother nature like this of a morning.

Ultimate Understatement

To join in the fun of this challenge simply create your own interpretation of Lori’s letter of the week with as many photos you like then title and tag your post with 26 Weeks Letter Challenge.

26 Weeks Letter Challenge