It’s been a while since I’ve blogged anything but on the changing seasons. Here’s a bunch of photos specially chosen for the Serene theme. Apologies as some have been previously published.
If it wasn’t for the changing seasons I would not be posting in my blog at all. Thanks to Max and Joanne for keeping me in touch and apologies for not checking in on your stuff. Late November has seen us plunge into Summery weather, with a tropical feel. However, early November was still chilling us to the bone.
On the Melbourne cup weekend, Jo and I and two other couples attended the Maldon Folk Music Festival. I elected to not take photos of the artists; I wanted to be totally absorbed by the music. My favourite was a band from Boston called Mile Twelve. But there were many other fantastic local attractions there. In particular, Rich Davies and the Royal High Jinx. I also attended a mandolin workshop, which was fun. We camped nearby in our little caravan. I hope to be returning next year.
This month I have been a little obsessed with clouds. What am I saying; I always have been. I joined a closed FB group dedicated to clouds and have been having fun.
Jo sung at the Malmsbury Fayre last week. I enjoy taking choir pics
Plus some extra Fayre activities.
Of course, it can’t be November without some special flowers.
Plus a gnarly dead but still alive gum tree. They do things like that.
Word press are challenging us to represent “it’s not this time of the year without..”
We don’t do thanksgiving but the Christmas list is around the corner. Me, I’m cutting grass and felling trees. I’m enjoying not having to light the fire every night. I’m loving catching glimpses of beautiful natives in our garden.
With a macro lens, some of the best photos you can get are right down in the earth. I am far from being competent at this skill. But it is so much fun when that inspiration comes along.
The Pyrete State Forest is a dry, rarely visited forest near where I live. I love to visit there when I have the time. See more earthy photos here
Stick insects or Phasmids are beautiful insects. This one was on our window yesterday. Here’s an interesting fact, amongst many, about Phasmids. Added for WPC Eye spy
“Reproduction Many female phasmids do not need to mate in order to produce fertile eggs. This form of reproduction is called parthenogenesis and all the eggs produced will hatch into females. If the females do mate with a male before producing eggs, the nymphs (babies) may be male or female.” http://australianmuseum.net.au/leaf-and-stick-insects-order-phasmatodea
Phasmids have nutted out how to get rid of us males. Something to ponder.