I had to think hard about this one, as the word UP brings to mind all sorts of meanings, so I started looking through my photographs for inspiration as to what photos to use for the challenge.
Keeping the niche of my blog in mind, I came across some photos of pelicans perched high UP on a lamp post; it’s not every day you see pelicans flying around free as a bird (pardon the pun), but we are privileged here in Australia to see them often; let me tell you about them.
When I was down at the beach one day, the resident pelicans were flying around in droves, many of them standing outside a local beachfront seafood restaurant. This restaurant throws out any bits of the fish they can’t use – and the pelicans know it.
They know the exact time it happens, and are always there five minutes before, waiting!
They fight each other to be the first to catch every morsel that is thrown out, making a heck of a noise in the process!
It has actually become a local attraction.
I never realized they were such big birds till I saw them for myself – they are absolutely huge – and there must have been well over a hundred of them there that day, all buzzing around!
I took these photos one day following their feeding frenzy outside the restaurant; after they had had their fill, some flew UP to perch on lamp posts, pruning themselves and savouring their tasty meal. They still looked huge way UP there!
I wouldn’t like to stand underneath them for too long!
- Weekly Photo Challenge: Up (dailypost.wordpress.com)
The Photo Challenge this week “My 2012 in Pictures” is an awesome way to put my whole year, month by month, into twelve photos.
It’s been quite a year, much has happened, but I will try to keep it to twelve pictures using the tiled gallery option.
Come and look back on 2012 with me and click on any photo for a full screen view.
Well, it fit last year!
Solar Eclipse, Australia
Kangaroo in snow, Australia
Peacock in full flight
What is it about dogs?
Molly with her prosthetic leg
Mama horse and her baby
Sunrise at Burrum Heads
These two are mine
My Girls – Poppy & Penny
Sadly, Penny has passed over Rainbow Bridge , so now there is only one – Poppy is my shadow, my faithful and loyal companion – MINE!
But I do share her – sometimes!
The Daily post haven’t come up with the usual Photo Challenge Theme for this week, but someone else had the bright idea to come up with our own Theme.
So this week’s Photo Challenge is – Waiting
Waiting . . . to be let in
Waiting . . . for Daddy to come home
Waiting . . . for dinner
Related Posts - http://absenceofsnow.wordpress.com/2012/02/04/weekly-photo-challenge-waiting
This week’s Photo Challenge is about one of my favourite topics, food!
This week it’s about
I have to confess, my very favourite has got to be bacon and eggs with mushrooms and tomatoes, a slice of toast and hot, steaming coffee!
Hmm, very nice, but not wise to eat this every day, so other mornings have a bowl of fresh fruit, topped with yogurt
and sprinkled with cinnamon – a much healthier option!
There are no carbs in this breakfast, so a slice of toast spread with butter and Vegemite is recommended to keep you going till lunchtime (hey, I am an Aussie, remember!)
Have you ever tried Vegemite on Toast?
Weekly Photo Challenge – Hidden
It was thundering and lightening, rain coming down in torrents and making a dreadful noise.
Poppy hates storms and always finds a hiding place – this time it was under all the cushions on the couch!
I'm hiding, the storm can't get me in here!
Here is my offering for the Weekly Photo Challenge – the very colourful Rainbow Lorikeet
This bird is a true parrot, and can be found all down the Eastern coast of Australia from Queensland to South Australia.
They fly in large flocks and when they nest for the night, their screeching is deafening as they search
out the branch of a tree. If you are trying to have a conversation with someone at the time, forget it!
then I walked down to the beach and saw this . . .
Morning Has Broken
In December of last year (2010) and then in January 2011 here in Queensland, Australia, we suffered devastating floods,
sadly resulting in the loss of many lives, homes, pets and wildlife.
We had our fair share of WATER and I hope it never happens again.
My friend's home during the floods
Stranded Cattle during the floods
Water to the rooftops - whole town was evacuated
My story about the floods