A new day, a new beginning! (WPC – Rise/Set)

A new day brings a new beginning. A day to begin a new project, a day to begin planning a new adventure, or sometimes it’s simply a day to keep putting one foot in front of the other.

In the encouraging words of my darling mother… sometimes you just have to live each day to spite those who don’t want you to. My mother, our very own ray of sunshine!🙃

Rise/Set is this week’s Photo challenge from The Daily Post. Be sure to click on the icon below to see more fabulous interpretations of this week’s challenge.

 

 

 

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Morning Reflections in White (Wordless Wednesday)

 

 

 

 

 

 

Nature’s Morning Accessories (Wordless Wednesday)

 

 

 

 

 

 

An island here, an island there! (OWPC – Island)

Until this challenge I hadn’t appreciated not only does our home in Canada has views of water out the back complete with islands but so does our place in Australia. Albeit one tiny island on the left of the horizon but hey, it’s an island!

Island is the One Word Photo Challenge this week from Jennifer Nichole Wells.

 

 

 

 

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.

 

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Strangler Figs in Their Prime (Monochrome Monday)

Strangler Figs have always fascinated me. Not that I like them by any stretch of the imagination. However, its aerial roots, searching for a foot-hold anywhere, command my attention whenever I see them.

Strangler Figs in their Prime

In this instance I may have edited just a wee bit too much but I really wanted to highlight how this plant strangles its host tree. Such a silent yet quite deadly predator.

At one of my homes in Brisbane (Australia), there was a beautiful old Jacaranda Tree in the front yard when I first moved in. By the time we sold the house just a few years later, it was all Ficus. So, so sad.

 

 

 

7 Day Nature Challenge – Day 7 (Flower Friday)

Day 7 of the 7-Day Nature Challenge. It’s hard to believe we are at the final day of this fabulous challenge and being a Friday I couldn’t resist a flower. This is a Australian Bottle Brush of which there at least 50 different varieties.

Bottle Brush Flower

Having spent the morning exploring the delightful Pincushion Island, we took another route back to where our car was parked. For the last 20 meters there was tree after tree of these Bottle Brushes in bloom. It was just glorious!

The lovely Desley Jane of Musings of a Frequent Flying Scientist nominated me for this wonderful challenge and I have had just the best time. As I’ve been saying all week, do visit her fabulous blog if you aren’t already familiar with it.

And being the final day of this challenge I’d like to invite anyone who might be interested in doing this 7-Day Nature Challenge to please do so. It’s a fabulous way to have nature “re-inspire” you, and not just with your photography I assure you, lol!

 

 

 

 

7 Day Nature Challenge – Day 6

Day 6 of the 7-Day Nature Challenge is the combination of the force of nature on what was once a post cemented on Mother’s Nature’s glorious Pincushion Island. Despite these man-made conditions nature prevails by slowly adding life to the bottom of the post.

Force of Nature

The lovely Desley Jane of Musings of a Frequent Flying Scientist has nominated me for this wonderful challenge. As I repeatedly say, do visit her fabulous blog if you aren’t already familiar with it.

In turn I’d like to invite Imelda of My Wall to join in. Imelda’s captures of the world around her are absolutely stunning plus her accompanying poetry is simply wonderful. Please take a moment to visit her blog if you haven’t already done so!

 

 

 

 

7 Day Nature Challenge – Day 5 (Wordless Wednesday)

 

Barnacle City

 

 

 

 

 

7-Day Nature Challenge – Day 4

Day 4 of the 7-Day Nature Challenge is the incredible rock formations we found whilst exploring the tiny yet intriguing Pincushion Island on the Sunshine Coast, Queensland.

Rainbow Rocks

The lovely Desley Jane of Musings of a Frequent Flying Scientist has nominated me for this wonderful challenge. As I said before, do visit her fabulous blog if you aren’t already familiar with it.

In turn I’d like to invite Erin of Erin Waldie Lifestyle Blog to join in. Erin has so many beautiful captures that she often pairs with quotes. It’s so worth a visit to her blog if you haven’t already done so!