Wednesday, 25 September 2013

365 Days In Nature - September 2013

  30/9 Day 273 - It was absolutely gorgeous at the beach this morning.

29/9 Day 272 - This week you'll be treated to nature photos from the Gold Coast!! You're welcome. This isn't as close as I'd like but it's the shot I've been waiting for! Taken from Greenmount Hill lookout.

28/9 Day 271 - Saturday Theme: Around Your House. The flowering trees around our house are looking lovely. Especially the jacaranda.

27/9 Day 270 - Spring is springing! New life on the Poinciana tree.

26/9 Day 269 - Can you feel the heat? It's awful here today!!

25/9 Day 268 - More bauhinias from the front garden. I love how they look like little posies.

24/9 Day 267 - There are baby mangoes galore on our tree! I hope some make it to maturity.

23/9 Day 266 - It was a tough choice today, the baby swans are almost fully grown and are such lovely subjects. I feel a separate blog post coming on...

22/9 Day 265 - You want clouds? Now we're talking...

21/9 Day 264 - Saturday Theme: Clouds. There has not been a single cloud in the sky all day. Apart from this smoke cloud.

20/9 Day 263 - Look what I noticed in the back yard this afternoon! Woohooo, I LOVE jacaranda season!!

19/9 Day 262 - And now the pink snapdragons have bloomed...yay!

18/9 Day 261 - I love long grass in the afternoon sun.

17/9 Day 260 - There were some amazing clouds outside this afternoon. Miss 5 said it looked like God was in these clouds.

16/9 Day 259 - It's mulberry season! Who wants to bake a mulberry pie for me? My Nan used to make the best mulberry pies! I wish I got her recipe before she died.

15/9 Day 258 - One of my favourite flowers in the garden is the native jasmine. I love the colour and the delicate scent.

14/9 Day 257 - Saturday Theme: Water. The water in the canal was at low tide today.

13/9 Day 256 - Looking down the barrel of a bottlebrush.

12/9 Day 255 - What is it about Hills Hoists that kookaburras love so much?

11/9 Day 254 - The afternoon sun and a stormy sky. Shame we didn't get any dry!!

10/9 Day 253 - Our regulars were back this afternoon. They love the bauhinia flowers!

9/9 Day 252 - I didn't realize our snapdragons are blooming!

8/9 Day 251 - Back on the farm = cute calf photos!

7/9 Day 250 - Saturday Theme: Seeds.  Barley seeds in the auger ready to be milled and sent to the milking robots to feed the cows while they're being milked.

6/9 Day 249 - Another lovely wisteria in Queensland. This one on my sister-in-law's parents fence.

5/9 Day 248 - Don't you just want to take a deep breath and blow?

4/9 Day 247 - We have a number of blue tongue lizards in the yard at the moment. I've almost stood on them three times in the past two days. You can see why because of how well camouflaged they are.

3/9 Day 246 - I just went out into the garden to find a nature photo and didn't realize until I looked at them on the computer they were all similar colours! My

2/9 Day 245 - A beautiful bauhinia in our back lane.

1/9 Day 244 - Miss 5 had fun counting the pelicans at Caloundra today...there are 8, no 9, no 8...1, 2, 3, 4, 5.....!

The month in collage

FMS Photo a Day Challenge - September 2013

I've been playing along with the Photo a Day Challenge set by
for 12 whole months!

Clearly I'm addicted.
I add to this post daily
and also post the photos to
Fat Mum Slim's Photo A Day Facebook group.

  1. Together - It may be the first day of Spring but the water is still freezing! However both of my kids wanted to go swimming and will only swim together. So they talked each other into it, crazy kids!

2. My Name Begins With... Can you guess where I took this?

3. Lines - My husband is finally putting up a new patio balustrade...years after taking the last one down! It's not finished yet, but I'm loving the lines already.

4. Alone - This pelican is all alone on top of the light pole. There's no room for any more!

5. Here Forever - Is anything really here forever? The Glasshouse Mountains are probably going to be here for a very long time to come. Forever? Maybe.

6. Getting Ready - My little brother getting ready to officially open the 118th Beaudesert Show. I felt so nervous for him but he did a great job! YAY Farmer Gregie!!

7. White - A beautiful white rose in my Aunty Rose's garden. Yes, her name suits her should see all of her roses!!

8. Made By Me - Our darling daughter is 6 today! I made this bunting with sparkly tulle for her birthday party in the park last weekend.

9. On The Wall - Taking pride of place in the lounge room. It's our 11th anniversary this Friday.

10. Sweet - I don't have a sweet tooth, and I've never liked fairy bread. But you can't have a little girl's birthday party without it...especially heart shaped fairy bread with Nutella, can you?

11. What You Did Today - Today I taught these lovely little kids. I'm day 3 into my new job, full time Prep teacher until the end of the year. And so far...LOVING it!

12. Shadow - Today I can only see half of the moon, the rest is in shadow.

13. Unexpected - After blue skies and no rain for so long, it was quite unexpected to wake up to grey skies this morning.

14. Liquid - One of my favourite kinds, liquid that is pink and has bubbles.

15. Season - It's only the beginning of Spring, but with a forecast maximum of 33°C today, I am NOT looking forward to Summer!!

16. Frame - Sometimes nature has its own perfect frame.

17. In Front Of Me - At the Beaudesert Show last week, Lolipop the clown stopped right in front of me!

18. Vintage - In exactly one week today, it's three years since we lost my beautiful Grandma. We shared a lot of common interests and I always admired her grace and gentle nature. When my Mum told me the family had decided to give her engagement ring to me I cried. My Grandma's vintage ring (circa 1945) is my most prized sentimental possession. 

19. What Is This? When my husband was digging up the old cracked concrete at the back of the house, he found this. It was being used as reinforcement, but clearly it was used for something else originally. We've never been able to find out what. What is this?

20. In The Morning...the sun always rises.

21. Rule Of Thirds - I hope I got this right. Can you see the rule of thirds both vertically and horizontally?

22. Made Me Smile - This made me smile last night...and every night for the past 6 years. Her big brother does, too. I'm so blessed.

23. From My Childhood - This is one of my favourite childhood games, and it's still kept in its original box...albeit a bit tattered. I'm thrilled that both of my kids love to play it now as well. This game is between me and my Miss 6. As you can see, she got it in three goes!! But she did get a sneak peek before she started.

24. Space - The space where the leaves used to be.

25. H is for... homegrown.

26. Curve - I just love the graceful curve in the swan's neck.

27. WTF? What's this flower?

28. 10 O'Clock - At 10 o'clock this morning I was heading to my father-in-law's 90th birthday party at the Sunshine Coast. At 10 o'clock tonight I will still be sitting on the balcony of our holiday unit at the Gold Coast, looking at one of my favourite views...the lights of Surfers Paradise.

29. Gold - Good morning from the gorgeous GOLD Coast!!

Gold - I've been making skirts for my Relay for Life team. We are the "Gold City Girls" and we'll be wearing gold sequins galore! We should stand out in the crowd, don't you think?

30. Found - We went to the beach this morning and Miss 6 and I went searching for treasures. Here is just one that we interesting fusion of shells!!

The month of September in collage