Sunday, 20 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 - Weekend/Weekly 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 - Our fence line at our block of land...there's a creek on the other side.

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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 - Saturday 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 - One of the most common local visitors around here...aren't we lucky?

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FMS Photo a Day Challenge - April 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.

01. SOMETHING PURPLE - I made this for a friend who loves purple!

02. IN MY HAND - My favourite thing to hold in my hand...Miss 6's hand...which is not much smaller than mine now!

03. SHAPES - As I put these into my child's lunch box I feel like such a bad mother. Why can't I stick to healthy stuff??

04. GOOD TOGETHER - Wine and cheese and Friday afternoons!!

Second choice - Maths and my boy are good together...he just came 2nd out of all the Year 4s in the school Maths Challenge.

05. NOT MINE - Last week the theme for our Nature group was "Family Pets". We don't have any so I used a friend's. This little possum lives with my friend's family...not mine.

06. A TASTE OF SPRING/AUTUMN - The garden looking like Spring on a foggy Autumn morning.

07. WHERE I'D RATHER BE - I'm pretty happy to be home on the first day of school holidays today, but if I could be anywhere else, I'd rather be in our new home that we haven't started building yet that hopefully has a water feature something like this.....ahhhhhhhh the serenity.....

08. HOBBY - It's day two of school holidays and that means I can sit here and enjoy my hobby all day if I want to, and I probably will...after I've done the laundry and fed the children. At least there are no school lunches to make!

09. DARK - These clouds rolled in over our house on Sunday night. I do love a good storm!!

10. MY FAVE PART OF THE DAY - Wine time on the patio late in the afternoon...yeah...nice! Cheers!!

11. 3 OF A KIND - 3 geese at the local duck pond.

12. ON MY LEFT - On my left....hand. I love my wedding rings!

13. MORE PLEASE! I finished my coffee in my brand new cup...isn't it pretty!? MORE PLEASE!

14. DIRTY - The dairy is pretty dirty in the afternoon just before cleaning time!

15. I'M READING THIS - One of my favourite genres is Australian rural fiction. And having just come to the family farm for a few days I thought it was a perfect time to start my new book. I haven't read any by Rachael Johns before...but I love similar books by Fiona Palmer, Karly Lane & Fleur McDonald.

16. MY VICE - Well, I thought this was going to be the easiest prompt so far this month...until I read the definition of vice! My vice is too much wine!! (Can you have too much wine?) But I've brought the kids to Mum & Dad's at the family farm for a few days and we don't drink wine every night's like my detox centre. So going with the definition Chantelle posted in her guidelines... "something you just don't want to give up..." it has to be photography! It's not exactly a "bad" habit but you should have seen me outside in the cold last night like a mad woman, setting up my makeshift tripod of a kitchen chair and Mum's old rubber boot on the concrete tank to snap the lunar eclipse. What I got is not perfect...but I was pretty happy with it!

17. SOMETHING I LEARNED - Something I learned from my little brother this week is that he doesn't like the fame/celebrity associated with being Farmer Gregie. So what does the stirring big sister do? Call him famous every opportunity I get!!

18. GOOD - Good Friday is a good day for a family picnic with a great view!

19. MONEY - Playing cards is my Miss 6's new favourite thing to do. But we don't play for money, we play for fun!!

20. EGG - Give me a real egg over a chocolate one any day. Happy Easter!

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