Mid winter is the time for this vibrant orange vine to burst into full bloom. Each year I try and capture a different aspect of this particular shed that it grows over. It is a prolific climber and used to be planted to hide the outdoor toilet which Australians call ‘the dunny’. I have no idea why, it’s just something we grew up knowing.
Waiting for sunset on the Flinders Ranges Photo Workshop I did recently with World Photo Adventures http://www.worldphotoadventures.com we played around with silhouettes using the deepening orange sky. This is the visual image I get reading the first few pages of the first book in Stephan Kings ‘The Dark Tower’ series – The Gunslinger’.
Lantana is a noxious weed here in Australia. These healthy flowers were all found on my property after good rains a few weeks ago. It is a never ending problem to try and keep this weed under control, it can grow into a sprawling lanky bush up to 7 metres high and is spread by birds. All Australians hate it as it smothers the smaller native plants.
90mm f5.6 @ 1/20s and 1/30s ISO 800
This storm came through right on sunset with strong winds and much rain. Then cleared enough for me to grab these two images taken within minutes of each other. The first looking west to the sunset and the second looking north to the already deepening night sky. Only corrections were for grain because of the high ISO.
The quilt for this Fridays’ theme “Vegetable” is below the photo.
Despite what North Americans think of pumpkin as a vegetable to eat, I love it as do most Australians. particularly in pumpkin soup or roasted with a baked dinner.
This little quilt on the theme of “vegetable” has the familiar cut out Halloween pumpkin. The majority of Australians don’t follow the American tradition of Halloween but we all know about it.