Wednesday, 30 April 2014

365 Days of Man's Mark on the World - April 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 91 - 1st Apr - This train began its life as a bus in Brisbane! Apparently they made too many so converted some to train engines...clever!!

Day 92 - 2nd Apr - Stepping through this gate is like stepping back in time...

Day 93 - 3rd Apr - Big locomotive wheels!

Day 94- 4th Apr - This one is called "The Silver Bullet", you can probably see why!

Day 95 - 5th Apr - Weekend/Weekly Theme: Toys - We went for a family outing to Kilkivan, Miva, Theebine and Bauble. Miss 6 saw this toy in a collectibles shop in Kilkivan this morning and just had to have it!

Day 96 - 6th Apr - One of my 9 year old boy's favourite toys.

Day 97 - 7th Apr - My Miss 6's favourite toy. I made "Reina" the red nosed reindeer for her at Christmas time last year and she takes her everywhere we go now.

Day 98 - 8th Apr - Thomas hasn't had a run lately, but when the little neighbour came over for a play yesterday...out came the box. It was good to see them again. We had such fun collecting them!

Day 99 - 9th Apr - Another collection that my 9 year old boy was obsessed with when he was 2 - 5 was "Cars". Although I must say, his mum and dad were probably just as obsessed with buying new cars!

Day 100 - 10th Apr - These are not Miss 6's favourite toys, but I love Minnie because I had a Minnie Mouse that I loved when I was a child. I got it from Disney on Ice which was one of the very few family outings we had. I wish I had have kept her...I didn't keep a single toy from my childhood.

Day 101 - 11th Apr - When I was a kid, all I ever wanted for my birthday or Christmas was a new doll. I didn't have many, most little girls didn't way back then. So I am loving my little girl's doll collection...especially the baby princess dolls!

Day 102 - 12th Apr - Weekend/Weekly Theme: Bridges - The old Dickabram Bridge is one of only two rail & road bridges in Australia and the only one in Queensland. It is near Miva, not too far from Gympie, and is 191m long and stands 23m above the Mary River. It was built in 1886.

Day 103 - 13th Apr - This is the deck of the same bridge you saw in yesterday's photo. My son and I walked right to the other end. It was very rickety, especially when cars crossed and the gaps were big enough for me to see to the ground or river which was a long way down...I felt a little woozy by the end!

Day 104 - 14th Apr - You may have guessed by now that I'm sticking with the Dickabram Bridge all week. I don't have many other bridge photos and we just visited this one last week. It's a lovely picnic spot. This was the view of the bridge looking up as we walked across it.

Day 105 - 15th Apr - The next photo from the Dickabram Bridge is the approach on the old railway tracks...they ended right behind me.

Day 106 - 16th Apr - Another view of the bridge from on the bridge...

Day 107 - 17th Apr - The same bridge again, from down low.

Day 108 - 18th Apr - The final Dickabram Bridge photo...

Day 109 - 19th Apr - Theme: Fenced In - Yesterday after our picnic, we took the scenic route home via Kin Kin. I loved these fences on the hills...

Day 110 - 20th Apr - Fenced In: Our fence line at our block of land...there's a creek on the other side.

Day 111 - 21st Apr - Fenced in at the farm.

Day 112 - 22nd Apr - Fenced the beach.

Day 113 - 23rd Apr - Fenced In...some old cattle yards.

Day 114 - 24th Apr - Fenced In - A misty morning at the farm.

Day 115 - 25th Apr - Fenced In...kind of...behind the 'fence' of the hay feeder...

Day 116 - 26th Apr - Theme: Windows/Chimneys/Doorways - Pretty windows on the beautiful big old Queenslander on the corner of our street.

Day 117 - 27th Apr - This is a Queensland style chimney. Not big or fancy, and hardly ever used.

Day 118 - 28th Apr - The doorway into our local church.

Day 119 - 29th Apr - Some beautiful windows inside our church.

Day 120 - 30th Apr - The doorways at the local fire station are pretty impressive!

365 Days In Nature - April 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 91 - 1st Apr - Day 4 of the possum series...

Day 92 - 2nd Apr - "Gimme, gimme, gimme!!"

Day 93 - 3rd Apr - "Got it!! Mmmmmmmmmm banana..."

Day 94- 4th Apr - "Bye bye"

Day 95 - 5th Apr - Saturday Theme: Time in Nature - Sunrise on the farm. One from the archives...

Day 96 - 6th Apr - Spring time in the garden!? Not really, just happy Murrayas after some good rain.

Day 97 - 7th Apr - It's time for a good storm....yes! This was last night...

Day 98 - 8th Apr - It's collection time for bees. I had to snap the Murraya again, it's just so beautiful. Our whole garden is covered with white flowers and it smells absolutely divine!!

Day 99 - 9th Apr - Our town clock tower at sunset....literally time in nature!

Day 100 - 10th Apr - I looked out the kitchen window this morning and saw that seven of these have popped up overnight! I guess it's blooming bromeliad time!

Day 101 - 11th Apr - The tree in the park across the road has the only indication of Autumn around here.

Day 102 - 12th Apr - Saturday Theme: Camouflage - Rainbow lorikeets maybe very colourful, but they can be camouflaged when they want to.

Day 103 - 13th Apr - These bearded dragons blend in so well with the rocks that I've almost stood on them in the backyard on numerous occasions. And it always scares the bejesus out of me!!

Day 104 - 14th Apr - Here's another type of lizard that loves our garden. We have a few blue tongues...I have almost stood on these as well!! It's a zoo out there.

Day 105 - 15th Apr - I was lucky to spot this on a forest floor while we were on a family bush walk because it's pretty well camouflaged. Is it a cicada?

Day 106 - 16th Apr - This turtle at the duck pond is doing its best to look like a mossy rock!

Day 107 - 17th Apr - Great colour camouflage Mr Grasshopper but I still see you!!

Day 108 - 18th Apr - These lovely butterflies aren't easy to spot when they're blending into the leaves.

Day 109 - 19th Apr - Theme: Local Wildlife - What good timing!! This gorgeous Spangled Drongo was hanging out in our front garden this morning...I love these birds and don't see them very often!

Day 110 - 20th Apr - Local Wildlife: One of the most common local visitors around here...aren't we lucky?

Day 111 - 21st Apr - Local Wildlife: At the local duck pond. I saw some babies as we drove past today...I need to get back out there soon!

Day 112 - 22nd Apr - Local Wildlife: A very cute kookaburra in back yard. I do wonder what they're laughing at when they get their cackle on!

Day 113 - 23rd Apr - Local Wildlife - Moving away from birds...but still wildlife that flies...

Day 114 - 24th Apr - Local Wildlife - And another one that is not a bird but has wings...a beautiful butterfly.

Day 115 - 25th Apr - Local Wildlife - Taken on this day last year...ANZAC Day at Tin Can Bay....close enough to be local...I love soldier crabs!

Day 116 - 26th Apr - Saturday Theme: Baby Animals - It's baby animal week!! Everyone get ready to "Awwwwwww" all over the place. I have to start with this one, of course...

Day 117 - 27th Apr - Baby Animals: A mother and baby dusky moorhen...I think. I originally thought it was a purple swamphen...but it's not purple!

Day 118 - 28th Apr - Baby Animals - We haven't had a pet since the kids were born and now they're both pestering for a cat. This was the last pet we had...Harry...9 years ago. He grew to have a beautiful nature but didn't come home one day not long after we brought our first baby home. And we never saw him again.

Day 119 - 29th Apr - Baby Animals - This little piggy was at the local show and was so darn cute!

Day 120 - 30th Apr - Baby Animals - Five little swans went out one day...