Monday, 30 June 2014

365 Days of Man's Mark on the World - June 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 152 - 1st June - Letter/Mail/Post Boxes - Another one along the same road as yesterday's...with a rather boring mail box to the left.

Day 153 - 2nd June - Letter/Mail/Post Boxes - Another one...same road...

Day 154 - 3rd June - Letter/Mail/Post Boxes - This is a rather elaborate one!

Day 155 - 4th June - Letter/Mail/Post Boxes - A cute little piggy today.

Day 156 - 5th June - Letter/Mail/Post Boxes - Another crazy mail box. Probably not the best view of this one, but remember I was taking all of these photos from the car!

Day 157 - 6th June - Letter/Mail/Post Boxes - My last mail box from the road to Kin Kin. I discovered that many of them are probably made by local metal artist, Steve Weis.

Day 158 - 7th June - Historical - The historical train station in town is very pretty.

Day 159 - 8th June - Historical - I love the historical facades on the buildings in our main street.

Day 160 - 9th June - Historical - The original town hall was built in 1890.

Day 161 - 10th June - Historical - The old gold mine shaft near the duck pond is a big historical feature of our town.

Day 162 - 11th June - Historical - A display inside the Woodworks Museum.

Day 163 - 12th June - Historical - One of the best preserved buildings from ancient Roman history, The Pantheon. I've seen it twice, would love make it three times!

Day 164 - 13th June - Historical - This is a brand new house (the Endeavour prize home at Maleny that we're doing to win next week!) but it is built as a replica of the historical Queenslander style house.

Day 165 - 14th June - Wheels - A fast moving wheel on an engine.

Day 166 - 15th June - Wheels - Big wheels used for pulling logs out of the forest.

Day 167 - 16th June - Wheels - The wheels on the bus....this bus happens to belong to my cousins. They often bring tour groups to the farm.

Day 168 - 17th June - Wheels - Another BIG wheel...the Wheel of Brisbane.

Day 169 - 18th June - Wheels - Well this may be my worst photo this year but I'm using it anyhow! I saw this penny-farthing in the window of the bike shop on Monday and was dying to photograph it. So I took my point & shoot camera with me on the way to the doctor this morning and snapped it. The shop was still closed and I got a big reflection of the street in the window. BUT you can still see lots of wheels so it fits the brief for this week!

Day 170 - 19th June - Wheels - My son's bicycle wheel.

Day 171 - 20th June - Wheels - Very old wheels and steering wheel.

Day 172 - 21st June - Lamp Posts/Lighting - Wheels, two lamp post and my husband in Paris a long time ago!

Day 173 - 22nd June - Lamp Posts/Lighting - A pretty candle.

Day 174 - 23rd June - Lamp Posts/Lighting - He was back in Brisvegas this week and I didn't get to see him. But 18 months ago I did. Loved Keith! And loved this lighting....right in front of our seats!

Day 175 - 24th June - Lamp Posts/Lighting - Another pelican perch.

Day 176 - 25th June - Lamp Posts/Lighting - Just a street light in Caloundra, but I like it in black & white.

Day 177 - 26th June - Lamp Posts/Lighting - Similar to Chantal's but a lot older. I took this in Venice in 2002.

Day 178 - 27th June - Lamp Posts/Lighting - I really wanted a photo of a chandelier for this theme, but I had no opportunities to take one this week and don't have any in the archives...except for this one. Medieval style chandeliers at the Sunshine Castle, Bli Bli.

Day 179 - 28th June - Roads/Footpaths - The road to the family farm...that hundreds of cars used today!

Day 180 - 29th June - Roads/Footpaths - From country roads yesterday, to city roads today. The streets below our holiday unit.

Day 181 - 30th June - Roads/Footpaths - A road and a footpath right beside the beach.

365 Days In Nature - June 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 152 - 1st June ~ Feathers, Fur or Fins: Our foster cat, Simba, has lots of fur! His owners bought a big German Shepherd into their yard and he doesn't want to go home. So he's hanging out with us for a while. I don't mind, I love him!

Day 153 - 2nd June ~ Feathers, Fur or Fins: Fins on one of my favourite animals. I love dolphins. A few years ago we got to feed and pat them at Sea World. The head dolphin trainer (at the time) lived next door to my parents at the farm and gave them tickets for the whole family, and a private show just for us. It was awesome!!

Day 154 - 3rd June ~ Feathers, Fur or Fins: Brightly coloured feathers on our visitor late yesterday afternoon.

Day 155 - 4th June ~ Feathers, Fur or Fins: I have what on my horns?? 

Day 156 - 5th June ~ Feathers, Fur or Fins: Lots of pretty fins at Underwater World.

Day 157 - 6th June ~ Feathers, Fur or Fins: My final one for this theme...fur and fins on the most adorable seal at Underwater World.

Day 158 - 7th June ~ Scales: OK, taking a deep breath and jumping into SCALES! Preparing myself for snakes, so will start with one myself. Maybe my phobia will be cured this week by immersion!

Day 159 - 8th June ~ Scales: Today we have a gorgeous goanna. I love seeing these in the wild, this one was at a wildlife park, but I don't want to get too close...they are HUGE!

Day 160 - 9th June ~ Scales: On a big croc!

Day 161 - 10th June ~ Scales: This little guy is giving me the "What are you looking at?" eye!

Day 162 - 11th June ~ Scales: I've used this photo before for "Camouflage", but it's perfect for scales, too.

Day 163 - 12th June ~ Scales: Scales on a baby bearded dragon.

Day 164 - 13th June ~ Scales: The final photo for the scales theme...big scales on a big fish.

Day 165 - 14th June ~ In The Garden: My mother-in-law has just moved house and has a lovely new garden with all kinds of flowers, fruits and vegetables. So this week all of my photos will be from her garden. This is my favourite.

Day 166 - 15th June ~ In The Garden: This was a total surprise for me, a flower on a kangaroo paw. I always thought the fluffy coloured part was the flower.

Day 167 - 16th June ~ In The Garden: A pretty nasturtium in my mother-in-law's garden.

Day 168 - 17th June ~ In The Garden: I loved the red/blue combination in my mother-in-law's garden. Couldn't decide which one I liked in focus.

Day 169 - 18th June ~ In The Garden: I don't know what this flower in my mother-in-law's garden is, but I loved the shape.

Day 170 - 19th June ~ In The Garden: Another pretty flower in my mother-in-law's garden. Does anyone know what this is?

Day 171 - 20th June ~ In The Garden: The last pretty flower from my mother-in-law's garden. Another one that I don't know.

Day 172 - 21st June ~ All time best photo you like of Nature: This is my all time favourite...I bring Duckie out quite regularly.

Day 173 - 22nd June ~ All time best photo you like of Nature: I still can't believe my luck in capturing this one. Love everything about it.

Day 174 - 23rd June ~ All time best photo you like of Nature: I was very excited to capture this gorgeous little Brown Honeyeater in my Mum's garden a while ago because they're so small and fast I hardly ever see them.

Day 175 - 24th June ~ All time best photo you like of Nature: I don't know what this is, it was taken in the Noosa Botanic Gardens. But I like how dramatic it turned out.

Day 176 - 25th June ~ All time best photo you like of Nature: I love this one because the petals look so soft and perfect.

Day 177 - 26th June ~ All time best photo you like of Nature: I love these Gloriosa Lilies, they look like hot air balloons.

Day 178 - 27th June ~ All time best photo you like of Nature: I have taken a gazillion photos of Rainbow Lorikeets, but this one is my favourite.

Day 179 - 28th June ~ Fruit & Vegetables: We have just arrived at our holiday unit and I brought these with us. Well, can't live without avocados and home grown limes!

Day 180 - 29th June ~ Fruit & Vegetables: Asparagus at Aldi this morning.

Day 181 - 30th June ~ Fruit & Vegetables: Pandanus fruit beside the footpath at the beach.