Friday, 28 February 2014

365 Days of Man's Mark on the World - February 2014

At the beginning of 2013 I began a 365 Project called 365 Days In Nature.
This year I'm continuing that one and starting a new one called 365 Days of Man's Mark on the World.
My goal is to take a photo of something man made every day for the whole year.
I've started a Facebook group to share our photos.
If you want to join us, you can find us here... 365 Days of Man's Mark on the World

Day 32 - 1st Feb - Weekend Theme: Symmetry - Our new patio railing...

Day 33 - 2nd Feb - Today we stopped into the Matilda transit stop for ice-creams after our mountain climb! And we had to say hello to Matilda. She is "the" Matilda from the 1982 Brisbane Commonwealth Games.

Day 34 - 3rd Feb - Cut crystal...something man made and pretty!

Day 35 - 4th Feb - Man made it, now we can't live without it.

Day 36 - 5th Feb - I've been struggling to come up with photos for this group. I was hoping to be able to take photos of buildings, things around town, transport...but I'm stuck at home most of the day. Clearly I need to get out and about more! So I'm going to use some from my archives until I do.

I like this one of the golden light on the buildings at Coolangatta. Taken from the back balcony of our unit last September.

Day 37 - 6th Feb - Here's one from last March. Any idea what this is?

Day 38 - 7th Feb - I've been watching and loving all of the movies to celebrate 10 years of Facebook. What a mark on the world it has made!!

Day 39 - 8th Feb - Weekend Theme: Walls - Murals on one of the walls in our ANZAC memorial lane.

Day 40 - 9th Feb - These cranes don't look very big behind the new housing estate walls, but they are actually massive and are building the new hospital at Kawana.

Day 41 - 10th Feb - We visited more display homes yesterday and I loved this water feature.

Day 42 - 11th Feb - Power lines.

Day 43 - 12th Feb - The view from the classroom of the school verandah railing...and the kids playing. Spot the soccer ball...

Day 44 - 13th Feb - Windsurfers at Caloundra last June...they were getting some big air!!

Day 45 - 14th Feb - Happy Valentine's Day!

Day 46 - 15th Feb - Weekend Theme: Old House - I LOVE old houses!! So I'm going to carry this theme over the whole week. There are so many beautiful old houses in our town. This is my favourite...

Day 47 - 16th Feb - Staying with the Old House theme as promised...this grand old lady lives on the corner of our street. Don't you just love her? I drive past every day wishing she was mine!

Day 48 - 17th Feb - Another gorgeous old house in my town, not in my street this time. A lot of old homes here have been turned into businesses. This lovely old house is now a dental clinic.

Day 49 - 18th Feb - This old house is an original slab hut that was relocated to our gold museum. Imagine living in one of these...dirt floor and all!

Day 50 - 19th Feb - This old house is not far from our town. We were on a country drive and stumbled across it. I'd love to know its history.

Day 51 - 20th Feb - Now for an old house that I lived in when I left home for the first time to go to teacher's college. This was an old monastery that was turned into our college residence for 'country kids'. I lived here for one year and loved it! My room was middle floor, second arched window. I believe it is now an aged care facility.

Day 52 - 21st Feb - My last old house for this week's theme. This is the oldest house I've seen, one from ancient Rome on Palatine Hill.

Day 53 - 22nd Feb - Weekend Theme: Transportation - Here's a twofer....

Day 54 - 23rd Feb -  Sticking with transport...this is a fun way to get around on the farm!

Day 55 - 24th Feb - One of the Kookaburra River Queen Paddlewheelers. A lovely way to travel (and eat) on the Brisbane River.

Day 56 - 25th Feb - A coach arriving on the farm for a tour of the robotic dairy. They have quite a few of these visiting every week.

Day 57 - 26th Feb - Transportation at the beach...a tinny.

Day 58 - 27th Feb - Transportation in the 'olden days'.

Day 59 - 28th Feb - Last day of transportation...this is our only mode of transportation.

365 Days In Nature - February 2014

I began taking a nature photo on the 1st of January 2013.
My goal was to take one every day for the whole year.
I achieved that, now I'm back for another year.
I started a Facebook group to share our nature photos.
It has grown to more than 200 members from all around the world.
And it's the best group on Facebook.
No, I'm not at all biased!
If you want to join us, you can find us here... 365 Days In Nature

Day 32 - 1st Feb - Saturday Theme: Purple From Dave's (the neighbour) garden.

Day 33 - 2nd Feb - We missed the little rose yesterday because it was purple day. But here it is today...

Day 34 - 3rd Feb - Continuing to change...less yellow, more pink.

Day 35 - 4th Feb - The final photo of the rose....voilĂ's pink!

Day 36 - 5th Feb - I was very excited to find deer just outside Kenilworth on a recent drive. I've never seen them this close before.

Day 37 - 6th Feb - A butterfly or moth on its last 'wings'. It just fell off the rail after I took this. How do you tell the difference again?

Day 38 - 7th Feb - We haven't had much rain lately but there's been just enough for this to pop up in our garden pot.

Day 39 - 8th Feb - Saturday Theme: Mountains - The most iconic mountains around here are the Glasshouse Mountains. This was taken from the Maleny Botanic Gardens...a magical spot!

Day 40 - 9th Feb - Pretty berries in my mother-in-law's garden.

Day 41 - 10th Feb - Pretty pink flowers...again from my mother-in-law's garden.

Day 42 - 11th Feb - Cool clouds in the sky yesterday afternoon.

Day 43 - 12th Feb - A pretty afternoon visitor.

Day 44 - 13th Feb - The pretty blue sky this morning.

Day 45 - 14th Feb - Sometimes when things go wrong it makes it even better. Happy Valentine's Day!

Day 46 - 15th Feb - Saturday Theme: LOVE - Love birds...sweet Little Corellas.

Day 47 - 16th Feb - We took a drive out to the block this afternoon. It was HOT and it was windy. But there's nothing like looking up into our gum trees. The sound of the rustling leaves is on a par with flowing water for peaceful.

Day 48 - 17th Feb - Another one from the block yesterday...I wish it would rain!!

Day 49 - 18th Feb - It has been so hot and dry for the past few days that my poor Poinciana has closed up it's leaves!!

Day 50 - 19th Feb - I love this tree on the block next to ours.

Day 51 - 20th Feb - Still dreaming of one day enjoying this view from my kitchen window...

Day 52 - 21st Feb - Yesterday afternoon's clouds...if only they were rain clouds...

Day 53 - 22nd Feb - Saturday Theme: Birds - Seagulls in flight, my favourite bird photo.

Day 54 - 23rd Feb - Rain clouds!! Come on rain, POUR down!

Day 55 - 24th Feb - A's about the only thing surviving and thriving in the yard at the moment.

Day 56 - 25th Feb - I love our lime tree!

Day 57 - 26th Feb - A lovely afternoon in our backyard. The weather has finally cooled down a bit, but still no rain.

Day 58 - 27th Feb - I absolutely adore the gum trees on our will be a very sad day when we have to chop them down.

Day 59 - 28th Feb -  Another slightly different view from yesterday. Hopefully we can keep the tree on the left. And I love the view of the hills across the creek. Shame it's so brown...still no rain...