Kooka-Kookaburra Blue

Thursday Challenge: BLUE (Sky, Jewels, Birds, Balloons,…)  The handsome blue-winged kookaburra flies into my garden regularly during the year. They bird sits very patiently on the rotary clothesline, with beady eyes watching the garden bed for any movement. Quick as a flash they dive down to the garden, fly back up in seconds to perch, with […]

Fav Foto for Wednesday – Golden Buddha

 The ancient and the modern On our Wendy Wu group tour through Cambodia we visited the ancient Hindu temple of  Phnom Chisor. We enjoyed the magnificent view over the countryside from Chisor Mountain, and exploring the temples ruins of Phnom Chisor. A short walk up the hill from the ancient temple ruins brought us to a modern […]

Sunken Hearth – Traditional Japanese Fireplace

Thursday Challenge –  FIRE (Candle, Fireplace, Fireworks, Sparks,…)   Traditional sunken hearth and adjustable hanging hook known as a jizai-kagi. Irori -an open fireplace or traditional sunken hearth Toyama Farmhouse Visiting the ancient old farmhouse (now a Folk Museum) I loved the family room with the open fireplace or traditional sunken hearth made of iron, known […]

Ducks-ducks – Herds of Ducks | Favorite foto-Wednesday

Favorite foto for Wednesday Ducks, ducks and more ducks First sight from a distance I thought, with horror, this was a pack of black rats moving en masse along the road? Horror of horrors! (rats always make me think of the ‘bubonic plague’). On closer inspection I realized it was a herd of dark brown […]

Animal Herds-water buffalo|skinny white cows

Thursday Challenge – Animal (Pets,Wild,Herds,flocks,…) I felt quite excited when I saw this small herd of sleek grey water buffalo and skinny white cows grazing in the paddock. This is not a wild buffalo but a domesticated water buffalo, a beautiful animal,  family pet and provider. A sleek beautiful animal The water buffalo enjoys  wading and […]

Blue Sky

Thursday challenge – BLUE (Sky, Flowers, Hair, Water, Clothing, Vehicles, Houses,…) Blue sky, ocean water of incredible hues, barely a  cloud in an endless blue sky, this is Townsville, 365 day of the year. Houses upon houses in a growing populace. A triage of botanical gardens with lush green lawns, palms, tropical trees and  plants. The Strand Promenade and water […]

Favorite Foto – Wednesday – To Market to Market

My Favorite Foto for Wednesday – To Market to Market – Poultry The sight of these poor chooks (poultry) being carried to market ( or perhaps from a market) in this way, I’m sorry I had to laugh. To market to market! Poor chookies!  The poultry must have had a few ruffled feathers when they arrived […]

Rain – rain-clouds-umbrella-splashing-water-dripping-flowing…

  Thursday Challenge – Rain (rain,clouds,umbrella,splashing,water,dripping,flowing…) Umbrella up in the rain, enjoying an unusual spectacle  of flowing water, and splashing colored fountains with classical music. The clouds darkened, the rain came down, and sent us scurrying for more cover. We ended up dripping wet!! This picture post  shared in the Thursday Photo Challenge – for fun and learning. […]

Favorite Foto – Wednesday – Dainty Khmer Horse

My favorite foto for Wednesday is from Cambodia This beautiful little horse is an Asian horse, native to Cambodia. Farm animals are an important part of  the Khmer family and offer a means to make a living, as well as family transport when needed. The Asian horses  is in decline, their numbers have dropped over the years,  however efforts […]

Federation Square – Modern, Contemporary Architecture

    Thursday Challenge – MODERN (Contemporary, Fashionable, Architecture, Interiors, Advanced, Cool,…) My thoughts on Federation Square – it is probably classed as modern contemporary architecture? Not my favorite buildings, interesting, but I prefer classical architecture. From the air they resemble army bunkers with camouflage.  I have visited Melbourne a few times now and the design […]

Disclaimer|Disclosure | Privacy