Friday, 8 January 2021

FRIDAY PHOTO SCAVENGER HUNT - GIFT/S


                                                    



Today I'm linking with my friend Kate at I live, I love, I craft, I am me, a single word each Friday for now and this week's is GIFT/S.

The most important gift I can think of would be my wonderful husband and our 4 children, a photo of all 4, the only we have shown below.  Due to distance we rarely get together and a few belated birthday wishes here for them too.  December is a busy month with our eldest son on 11th (44), my stepdaughter on 15th (48), my daughter 28th (48) and our youngest son on 4th January (43),  so all within 3 weeks & Christmas in the middle.  


A secondary type of gift was when I was 10 & given my first camera, a second hand box Brownie, which started my love affair with photography.  This has led over the years from good old black & white prints, through to colour, then the wonderful world of digital.  I've so enjoyed & this photo hunt run by Kate has given me even more incentive of late, so the wonderful gift of photography is my go-to today with a few photos of our amazing wildlife.  Hard to capture at times, but worth the effort.

Hope you're ready for this.................

The white Kangaroos in their enclosure in
Bordertown  S.A.

A Koala sitting in the middle of the road near 
Powelltown just north of where we live.
We did eventually shoo it off the road.

            

Above is a black Swan wandering along the path on Raymond Island on our east coast.

The photo on the left I snapped as we were coming down through a forested area on the eastern side of Victoria.  A large Goanna climbing a tree.  Even I was gob-smacked that I got him before he saw me & went too high.


These two photos were taken a few years ago on Wilson's Promontory & shows two Emus above and a mother Wombat & her baby just disappearing into their burrow.  Missed them face on.

Now closer to home and the wonderful bird life we get in our own backyard.

A beautiful male King Parrot sitting on the railing above the blueberry bushes, several years ago.

Our lovely Butcher bird who is visiting us quite regularly.  His mate is often around too.
This was taken very recently.

Now for my Magpies who make us laugh so often with their antics.  Both of these photos have been taken after Christmas.

Here a  mum and baby wondering if there are any breadcrumbs available.  They come right up to the door, but when I open it they move away to the side, so the photo was taken through the screen door & I should have cropped it, but there you have my messy bookcase to the left.

For some reason they occasionally fall in love with our bunched up netting and have a little snooze on it.  I find this rather amusing.

OK, my lot done and although I'm sure this post is not what Kate had in mind, I needed to think outside the box and hopefully bring a smile to everyone's face.  I'm struggling with the enormity of this horrendous time and will endeavour to keep blogging and keeping in touch with my blogpals.

Please take care all, stay safe and huge virtual hugs from down under.

Susan.😊💖

PS.......................Why won't my photos and text stay where I put them once it is published?

Can anyone help?







28 comments:

  1. I love to see all your wildlife. I think the koala is my favourite today.

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    1. Thanks Jo. I just knew that you'd like that lot.

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  2. Your photos are a wonderful gift today as it is snowing here! All so bright and cheerful in such difficult times. My favourite is the King Parrot, so bright red. Take care. x

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    1. Thanks M. Weather has turned quite warm here today after not having much of a summer so far. Even had to water our garden & pots.

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  3. I so enjoyed your photos! That swan looks like it has an attitude. LOL.

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    1. Thanks Ella. Our swans can definitely have attitude as our youngest will testify to, after being pecked on his behind for not handing over some food.

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  4. I love your interpretation of the words and what a terrific selection of your colourful wildlife. As Threads said above, it is snowing. Everywhere is covered in thick snow and now the mist has come down. Lovely if you are home but not so if you have to go out as we did. B had to go for his Covid vaccination today so we had to go into the local medical centre. Had to clear snow from our driveway and salt and grit it.
    I have to wait a bit longer as I am a couple of years younger. Keep safe and well. xx

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    1. Thanks Carol. Hope these vaccinations work & we can all get back to some sort of normal later in the year.

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  5. Oh Susan what a lovely post - the idea of the photo hunt is that the word inspires you to interpret as you feel - so this is great. Thank you for sharing x

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    1. Thanks Kate in more ways than one. Words can be so inspiring & it's keeping me motivated too.

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  6. All great photos and interpretations of the word, my favourite just has to be the koala, he/she looks so cute. I'm surprised it didn't get hit by a car though if it was sitting in the middle of the road.

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    1. Thanks Eunice. That koala held up quite a bit of traffic in both directions, but most people over here would do the same for our wildlife. They are all too precious.

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  7. Brilliant pictures of animals, keep 'em coming.

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    1. Thank you & as I love taking animal photos they will keep coming whether recent or from the archives.

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  8. I love to see the different interpretations of the words ... keeps thing really interesting. I love your animal photos. Thank you for dropping by on my blog ... I try and reply to all comments but not sure if you get notified or if you need to revisit to see ... still quite new to the commenting side of things 😃

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    1. Thanks Carol. I think I may have got an email from you. I can't remember, so I'm probably having a senior's moment, but I can always go back and check as I do with so many blogs.

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  9. All fabulous photos Susan, I love the koala bear.

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    1. Thanks Eileen. Seems the koala has been quite popular.

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  10. By the look of that Bordertown photo, you must have been here mid winter, its so green

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    1. That photo was taken on one of our visits to you. I think it was a mystery case retreat around June when I came with Joy..........

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  11. How lovely that the gift of a box brownie inspirered your love of photography. And I love your collection of native wildlife photos, they are magical. Say Hi from me to those cheeky magpies. X

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    1. Thanks Sharon & I'll pass on your "hi's" to the magpies.

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  12. The gift of photography is a super idea for a post. I too first started taking photos with a box camera then moved on to a small instamatic, I love the digital ones we have now. Take care:)

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    1. Thanks Rosie & your camera journey sounds just like mine, but I'm most fond of digital for it's convenience & least bit of expense, except for the initial purchase. No more dud film to have printed.

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  13. This post is a wonderful interpretation of gifts!

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  14. I did enjoy seeing your photographs.
    The koala is my number one favourite.

    All the best Jan

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