Thursday, 23 October 2014

FMS Photo a Day Challenge - October 2014

I've been playing along with the Photo a Day Challenge set by
since August 2012 and haven't missed a single day.
Nope, not one day!

Now I'm back at it for another New Year.
I add to this post daily
and also post the photos to the
FMS Photo A Day Facebook group.

1. A is beautiful Ava.

2. B is for...barn. The original building on the farm. My grandfather and his brother lived in this barn, circa 1936, until the house was built.

3. C is for...cow! Was there ever any doubt? Say hello to Leesa...

4. D is for...dam. We used to swim in this when it was new...about 35 years ago!

5. E is for...eggs, so fresh they're still in the nest in my brother & sister-in-law's back yard on the farm.

6. F is for...fence post. There are lots of these on the farm!

7. G is for...golden light over the farm at sunset.

8. H is for...hay!

9. I is for...irrigator. I was still a kid when we first got these on the farm. They certainly saved Dad lots of time, no more moving pipes every day. We all ran under the water like it was a giant sprinkler...well, I guess it is. Man did that water sting!

10. J is for...John Deere. There are a lot of tractors on the farm, and every single one is a John Deere.

11. K is for...kangaroo statue in my brother and sister-in-law's garden on the farm.

12. L is for...Logan River, the eastern boundary of the farm. My Dad used to fish and we used to swim in it when we were kids. Now my brother fishes and our kids swim in it.

13. M is for...milk!! What else? And I just noticed the date on the bottles is drink up!

14. N is for...nettles...STINGING nettles!! I still remember how much these hurt when I was a kid.

15. O is for...Origin gas tanks, big ones! They use the gas to heat the water in the boiler for pasteurisation of milk, and cleaning the whole system.

16. P is for...pretty flower on a prickly plant.

17. Q is for...quad bike. Dad is taking Miss 7 and her cousin down to move the irrigator.

18. R is for...robots...yep these things milk cows these days, all by themselves. Aren't they clever?

19. S is for...silos silhouetted by the setting sun.

20. T is for...tractor!

21. U is for...udder! That was to be udderly expected now, wasn't it?

22. V is for...vat. This one sits just outside the dairy and is full of milk...4REAL!

23. W is for...wheel. A big old tractor wheel.

24. X is for...
25. Y is for...
26. Z is for...
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31. Five -

365 Days In Nature - October 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 274 - 1st October ~ Bees, Butterflies & Dragonflies: A pretty butterfly on a pretty yellow flower.

Day 275 - 2nd October ~ Bees, Butterflies & Dragonflies: Another dragonfly, this one from the duck pond.

Day 276 - 3rd October ~ Bees, Butterflies & Dragonflies: Finishing the theme with this interesting bee. I've only ever seen it once. Does anyone know what it is?

Day 277 - 4th October ~ Any Kind of Birds: It's bird week!! So many birds, so few days! I'm starting with one of my favourite birds. I snapped this rainbow lorikeet in my brother and sister-in-law's garden on Wednesday.

Day 278 - 5th October ~ Any Kind of Birds: Here's another one from my brother & sister-in-law's garden. Gotta love a pink bird, even if it is called a Galah!

Day 279 - 6th October ~ Any Kind of Birds: Today's little birdie is from my sister's garden. When we went to visit last week the kids found a Willy Wagtail nest out near the pool. This is the protective little mum or dad, I can't tell the difference.

Day 280 - 7th October ~ Any Kind of Birds: These are the babies of yesterday's Willy Wagtail.

Day 281 - 8th October ~ Any Kind of Birds: I think this is a juvenile male Fig Bird in our mulberry tree.

Day 282 - 9th October ~ Any Kind of Birds: A Blue-faced Honeyeater in my Mum's Grevillea.

Day 283 - 10th October ~ Any Kind of Birds: The final bird for the week is one I hadn't seen before. We spotted these in a camping ground near Kenilworth, I believe it's a brown pigeon or brown cuckoo dove.

Day 284 - 11th October ~ Flowers & Trees: This week I'm putting flowers and trees together to show some of my favourite flowering trees. I'm starting with a pretty pink frangipani.

Day 285 - 12th October ~ Flowers & Trees: My next flowering tree is the stunning Illawarra Flame Tree. Red used to be my least favourite colour, but I think this is beautiful.

Day 286 - 13th October ~ Flowers & Trees: Not sure what this one is, it might be a Brachychiton 'Griffith Pink'. There aren't many of these around here but I found this beautiful tree is at our duck pond.

Day 287 - 14th October ~ Flowers & Trees: A beautiful Bauhinia.

Day 288 - 15th October ~ Flowers & Trees: One of my favourites, the frilly Crepe Myrtle.

Day 289 - 16th October ~ Flowers & Trees: I always look forward to our lovely Poinciana flowering in December...another red flower I now love.

Day 290 - 17th October ~ Flowers & Trees: Finishing with my favourite, the jacarandas. Our town turns purple in October and I love it! The only thing that could possibly be better is if jacaranda flowers were pink!!

Day 291 - 18th October ~ Roses: Very happy to be heading into another week of roses! All of my roses this week are from my Aunty Rose's garden on the farm. They were all taken a few weeks ago when we were home for the school holidays.

Day 292 - 19th October ~ Roses: Another beautiful rose from Aunty Rose's garden. I don't know what it is, but she remember every single one.

Day 293 - 20th October ~ Roses: Today's roses courtesy of Aunty Rose...

Day 294 - 21st October ~ Roses: I loved this velvety rose in Aunty Rose's garden.

Day 295 - 22nd October ~ Roses: Peachy prettiness in Aunty Rose's garden.

Day 296 - 23rd October ~ Roses: A beautiful rose bud in Aunty Rose's garden.

Day 297 - 24th October ~ Roses: