Category: Spring

A different sort of green and gold flying over Wagga Wagga

A sentence a day for September: a writing challenge

 September – in a Sentence a Day I joined in with some wonderful bloggers for the Sentence a Day writing challenge for the month of June and July and August!  It’s now time for September, how can it already be September? In the first week of the new month, a group of like-minded bloggers link their posts to share what’s…

Blue sky on a spring day

Worth a Word Wednesday: Blue skies above

 Wordless Wednesday – has been renamed ‘Worth a Word’ Wednesday simply because I couldn’t stick to the rules of NO WORDS 🙂 This is the beautiful clear blue sky above me on a warm spring day.  If you look really closely there’s a black dot up there which was a helicopter flying overhead. I never get tired of the blue sky. …

Magpie enjoying his afternoon tea, rather than swooping me in spring time

Why do magpies hate me?

Why oh why? Every year at about this time in Australia, Spring time, there are numerous stories in the media about the spate of magpies swooping on unsuspecting walkers, bike riders, runners – anyone they take exception to being in their territory as they protect their babies in the nest. They can do real damage by pecking people, drawing blood…

Magnolia unfurling into spring

Worth a Word Wednesday: Unfurling

 Wordless Wednesday – has been renamed ‘Worth a Word’ Wednesday simply because I couldn’t stick to the rules of NO WORDS 🙂 Unfurling into spring Every year I think I take a similar photo to this one.  I try to capture the magnolia flowers unfurling- I love Spring and I love our magnolia tree. It’s huge now and quite old but…

Debbie and the Daffodils

52 week photography project – Week 9: The letter D

Source: Week 9: The letter D Here is the photo I didn’t use for this week’s 52 week photo project.  I’ve called it Debbie and the Daffodils as I figured I could get two D’s for the price of one! I love the fact that Spring has sprung down here, with the daffodils bobbing their pretty yellow heads, the magnolia…

Magnetic Poetry Saturday Challenge #7 – Garden

Over the weekend I was inspired to plant some bright colourful flowers in my sun-room/conservatory/hothouse/she-shed/glasshouse/orangery – call it what you will – and I marveled at the peace that one gets when digging, planting and creating something new. When I started my poem for this week there were a few words that jumped out at me straightaway.  So here’s my latest…

Keeping it local – Weekly Photo Challenge

Local = Put your money where your house is Local is the prompt for this week’s photo challenge and Jen H asks us to share what “local” means to us, and show where our heart is. “Home” is more than where we sleep at night. It is a place that is familiar and comforting, and it gives us a sense of belonging. Home…

H2O experiment – Weekly Photo Challenge

Water, water everywhere. I have had just about enough of water, as I have mentioned in my last few posts. I don’t mean to whinge but it has been a very wet spring with our annual rainfall usually 985mm a year. So far this year we are already well over 1200mm with almost 3 months of the year still to go! This week’s…