Saturday, 31 May 2014

365 Days of Man's Mark on the World - May 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 121 - 1st May - Windows/Chimneys/Doorways - Another church window.

Day 122 - 2nd May - Windows/Chimneys/Doorways - The doorway into my husband's work. Although only the "customers" use this entrance.

Day 123 - 3rd May - Jewellery - My very first jewellery was given to me for my baby brooch and bracelet.

Day 124- 4th May - Jewellery - My old charm bracelet with my favourite charm.

Day 125 - 5th May - Jewellery - I don't have an eternity ring because I have very small hands and didn't want to wear three rings on one finger. So I have this instead. My husband bought it for me when I was pregnant with our second child. I call it my family ring and wear it on my right hand.

Day 126 - 6th May - Jewellery - Some pretty earrings I made a few years ago. I used to love making jewellery...but haven't done it for ages.

Day 127 - 7th May - Jewellery - My most sentimental piece of Grandmother's engagement ring in its original box.

Day 128 - 8th May - Jewellery - My favourite earrings. My husband bought these for me for Christmas a few years ago. He did good!!

Day 129 - 9th May - Jewellery - I have to finish with my most precious words necessary...

Day 130 - 10th May - Power Poles/Lines - I was really annoyed when this power pole was right in the middle of my sunset shot...but when I saw what I got, I think it made the shot!

Day 131 - 11th May - Power Poles/Lines - I usually avoid power poles and lines like the plague when I'm happy snapping so this week will be a fun challenge...trying to make them look good! Here's one from outside my mother-in-law's new house. It doesn't look too bad with a blue sky background, a few plants to frame it and ok composition, does it? Or am I kidding myself and it's still just an ugly old power pole?

Day 132 - 12th May - Power Poles/Lines - Three power poles on the way to Kilkivan...but they're more like power towers!

Day 133 - 13th May - Power Poles/Lines - Power lines making the perfect perch for this pretty little Rainbow Bee-eater.

Day 134 - 14th May - Power Poles/Lines - A pretty street in our town, with power lines!

Day 135 - 15th May - Power Poles/Lines - I was amazed to see this outside a while ago, the vapour trails were almost an exact copy of the power lines.

Day 136 - 16th May - Power Poles/Lines - To finish the theme for the week...more birds on a wire...this time fig birds.

Day 137 - 17th May - Gates/Fences/Barns - Now this is a gate! This place is hidden way off the road at Cedar Pocket, it's a trek over rough gravel road to get there. Not sure what's behind the gate...

Day 138 - 18th May - Gates/Fences/Barns - The old barn on the farm through the barb-wire fence. This is the original building, my uncle lived in the barn before the house was moved to the farm. The rusty roof has recently been replaced with a new one...I liked the rusty one better!

Day 139 - 19th May - Gates/Fences/Barns - I loved this quirky gateway on the road to Kin Kin, especially because my maiden name is Dennis...

Day 140 - 20th May - Gates/Fences/Barns - There's an old barn on the way to Imbil that I've always loved and have wanted to photograph for ages. So yesterday, when my boy was home with me, I used this theme as the perfect excuse to go for a drive to snap it. I wasn't exactly sure I'd find it, but I did! It was an hour round trip! There was another photographer capturing it when we found it and my boy said, "Maybe she's in your group!!"

Day 141 - 21st May - Gates/Fences/Barns - The front gates to our school.

Day 142 - 22nd May - Gates/Fences/Barns - A brand new barn...the free stall barn on the farm.

Day 143 - 23rd May - Gates/Fences/Barns - The sun going down over a gateway on the farm.

Day 144 - 24th May - "In the Pink" - I loved this cute pink elephant on one of the kiddie rides at the show last weekend.

Day 145 - 25th May - "In the Pink" - One of my favourite masks from Venice.

Day 146 - 26th May - "In the Pink" - Pretty pink shoes. These make me wish I was a kid again!

Day 147 - 27th May - "In the Pink" - This pink house is three doors down from ours.

Day 148 - 28th May - "In the Pink" - I was "in the pink" on our wedding pink wedding dress.

Day 149 - 29th May - "In the Pink" - Pink! My favourite tipple.

Day 150 - 30th May - "In the Pink" - Finishing off pink week with a BANG!

Day 151 - 31st May - Letter/Mail/Post Boxes - On a recent drive home from Kin Kin I made my husband stop numerous times to snap the cool/quirky mail boxes on that road. So I'll be posting them all week.

365 Days In Nature - May 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 121 - 1st May - Baby Animals - Here's looking at you, kid!

Day 122 - 2nd May - Baby Animals - Bye bye baby's been an adorable week!

Day 123 - 3rd May - Butterflies - My favourite butterfly is the Blue Triangle Butterfly (I think that's what it is called) but they are so hard to snap because they don't stay still for very long!

Day 124- 4th May - Butterflies - The butterfly isn't very colourful but the roses are pretty! I could have used this one next week as well.

Day 125 - 5th May - Butterflies - A pretty one I snapped at our block of land but I've forgotten what it is called.

Day 126 - 6th May - Butterflies - Close up of a Common Eggfly Butterfly.

Day 127 - 7th May - Butterflies - I've always thought these were Monarch Butterflies, but apparently they're also called Wanderers. This group (what's the collective noun for butterflies?) was in the trees at our block of land. There are four, can you see them all?

Day 128 - 8th May - Butterflies - A pretty yellow butterfly. Who knows what this one is called?

Day 129 - 9th May - Butterflies - The final favourite photo. Again, don't know what it is called...

Day 130 - 10th May - Roses - I have so many photo of roses!! My Aunty Rose (yes, that's her name) has the most beautiful rose garden at the farm. On of my favourite things to do is stroll with her while she's telling me their names. I never remember any of them!

Day 131 - 11th May - Roses - I'd be happy if I got pink roses and nothing else for Mother's Day. It didn't happen today...but I did get lovely things made by the kids and we had a beautiful day out at my mother-in-law's new house. So I'll give myself a pink rose and say HAPPY MOTHER'S DAY to all of our lovely mums!

Day 132 - 12th May - Roses - This one is such a pretty colour.

Day 133 - 13th May - Roses - Red is not my favourite colour, but there's something about red roses...

Day 134 - 14th May - Roses - Another one from Aunty Rose's garden. I do believe this one is a Double Delight...I remembered one!

Day 135 - 15th May - Roses - This rose in Neighbour Dave's garden is full of old fashioned charm.

Day 136 - 16th May - Roses - My final rose for the theme is one from our own garden. What a delight this week has been!

Day 137 - 17th May ~ Anything to do with water: Let's start with a beautiful Aussie beach...Noosa Beach...

Day 138 - 18th May ~ Anything to do with water: Today it's the beautiful Maroochy River, a great picnic spot!

Day 139 - 19th May ~ Anything to do with water: A lovely lake at the Cooroy Botanic Gardens, Lake Macdonald.

Day 140 - 20th May ~ Anything to do with water: A pretty pond at Kooralbyn, not far from the farm.

Day 141 - 21st May ~ Anything to do with water: The Mothar Mountain Rock Pools just out of town, a wonderful place for a picnic and a great place for the kids to swim.

Day 142 - 22nd May ~ Anything to do with water: From the barge to Stradbroke Island...sunset over the mainland...

Day 143 - 23rd May ~ Anything to do with water: Gorgeous geese on the water at the local duck pond.

Day 144 - 24th May ~ Leaves: We don't get very much autumn colour around here, but here is a little bit on the footpath in the park.

Day 145 - 25th May ~ Leaves: After visiting the Noosa Botanical Gardens for a picnic today, I've got LOADS of leaves photos. Look at all of these lovely lily pad leaves...

Day 146 - 26th May ~ Leaves: I loved the colours and shapes in these leaves at the gardens yesterday.

Day 147 - 27th May ~ Leaves: More gorgeous leaves from the botanic gardens.

Day 148 - 28th May ~ Leaves: A pretty heart shaped leaf, again from the botanic gardens.

Day 149 - 29th May ~ Leaves: Flowers or leaves? Neither, they're bracts. But they do a pretty good job of looking like leaves!

Day 150 - 30th May ~ Leaves: The last of the leaves. Pretty and colourful leaves from the botanic gardens.

Day 151 - 31st May ~ Feathers, Fur or Fins: Let's start with the most beautiful feathers in the world...well, I think so...