strength

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winter waves

testing man made strength

water wins

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These walls along the Black Rock coast have been continually tested by increasingly stronger waves over recent years. each year repairs are carried out. This year they are just holding, a few cracks are appearing but so far ………

This is my contribution to the 52 week PHOTO CHALLENGE, with STRENGTH this weeks word challenging a talented group of photographers from across the globe. Visit this challenge at https://daffodilwild.wordpress.com/photo-challenge/ and find this weeks sharing on Wild Daffodil’s Home page.

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chicken pie

flour dusted

cold weather warmer

chicken pie

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flour dusted

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cold weather warmer

chicken pie

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ALL GONE!

This is a gluten free chicken and vegie pie Jill and I make in batches of four during winter. Very tasty and quick preparation on the second night.

This is my contribution to RonovanWrites Weekly Haiku Poetry Prompt Challenge 107 Pie & Dust. To see all the other contributions from a gifted group of international poets visit https://ronovanwrites.wordpress.com/2016/07/25/ronovanwrites-weekly-haiku-poetry-prompt-challenge-107-piedust/

blossom beckons

sing or feed

such zest for blossom

flowers win

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sing or feed

Version 2

such zest for blossom

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flowers win

These scenes from last Spring remind us that early signs of buds forming mean the nectar and blossom feeders will soon be out and about singing and feeding.

The top and bottom pictures are a Little Lorikeet and the bird in the middle is a New Holland Honeyeater. They were sharing the same dinner table, a flowering gum, when I took the images.

This haiku/image combination is my contribution to RonovanWrites Weekly Haiku Poetry Prompt Challenge 106-sing & flower. You can visit this entertaining haiku sharing site where Ronovan the celebrated American author sends his weekly challenge to the poets of the world here; https://ronovanwrites.wordpress.com/2016/07/18/ronovanwrites-weekly-haiku-poetry-prompt-challenge-106-singflower/ 

Also this post contributes to the 52 week PHOTO CHALLENGE, with ZEST this weeks word challenging a talented group of photographers from across the globe. Visit this challenge at https://daffodilwild.wordpress.com/photo-challenge/ and find this weeks sharing on Wild Daffodil’s Home page.

around goes the sun

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setting sun

daytime fading fast

evening grows

Another beautiful winter sunset over Port Phillip Bay from Sandringham cliffs.

We have now passed the Winter Equinox and each evening  daylight lingers for a little longer. The birds are becoming a little frisky , Greenhood orchids have flowered and more Wattles are blooming

This is my contribution to RonovanWrites Weekly Haiku Poetry Prompt Challenge 105-Time & Grow. You can visit this enchanting haiku sharing site where Ronovan the celebrated American author sends his weekly challenge to the poets of the world here  https://ronovanwrites.wordpress.com/2016/07/11/ronovanwrites-weekly-haiku-poetry-prompt-challenge-105-timegrow/

Also this post contributes to the 52 week PHOTO CHALLENGE, with ROUND, my round image is the sun, (well it is nearly round or it goes round in our minds each day doesn’t it?) challenging a talented group of photographers from across the globe. Visit this challenge at https://daffodilwild.wordpress.com/photo-challenge/ and find this weeks sharing on Wild Daffodil’s Home page.

repeat act

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sky theatre

repeat performance

will dazzle

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Three different winter evenings looking out from the Sandringham cliffs over to Point Cook across Port Phillip Bay. As usual the sun repeats a dazzling performance usually with a surprise twist of colour . We are nearly half way through Winter with the first Wattles beginning to bloom and early reports of Magpies nesting are being shared. Spring is coming.

This is my shared contribution to  RonovanWrites Weekly Haiku Poetry Prompt Challenge 104 Dazzle & Sky, go to https://ronovanwrites.wordpress.com/2016/07/04/ronovanwrites-weekly-haiku-poetry-prompt-challenge-104-dazzlesky/  and be hypnotised by haiku from poets from around the world.  Also this post contributes to the 52 week PHOTO CHALLENGE, with REPEAT challenging a talented group of photographers from across the globe. Visit this challenge at https://daffodilwild.wordpress.com/photo-challenge/ and find this weeks sharing on Wild Daffodil’s Home page.

winter evening

 

cold water

gentle rippling swell

evening comes

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cold water

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gentle rippling swell

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evening comes

Sometimes as we wait to discover the sunset display for the evening other natural elements entertain us. A few days ago on the Black Rock cliffs a gentle breeze playing on the bay provided a beautiful pattern across the water surface. Humans are very creative but I suspect all our ideas are out there in the natural world waiting to stimulate imaginations.