Thursday 26 March 2015

Sunrise to Sunset

I literally just inhaled a chocolate. I mean, I breathed in and it was gone. It was too fast to choke on and hopefully went down the right way. It was one of those choc covered sultanas, so there is nothing to worry about. I was getting my fruit for the day, maybe I have had enough of my fruit for the day.

Meanwhile I am deciding whether I want to go out or not and then thinking about the corned beef I should put on for dinner soon, which equals not going out. Maybe we should have something else. Milk we might need milk, nah it'll be right. Sometimes it is handy having shops so close and sometimes it is just too handy.

As you can probably tell I am back to tired brain. It just comes with the territory at this part of my roster. Oh, and then there is the fact that Mr Sparky decided 4:30am was a good time to wake up. Ummm 12:30 bed time, 4:30 wake up I guess that equals I need more sleep. While I'm on the lack of sleep whinge fest (take a teaspoon of cement, I know that is what you are thinking) they have been slashing our bit of grassy swamp out the back for the last two days which means no daytime napping for me.

Okay, so yesterday morning I tried a new sunrise location. It didn't go quite to plan meaning the sun was too fast or I left home to late, whichever way you want to see it. I got part way there though so that was good enough, plus I was sick of dodging bike riders. Can you guess where I've taken these from? It is a place that has been in the blog a couple of times just not at sunrise.

Okay, I'll tell you. It is from the Lake Morris/ Copperlode Dam road, looking over the city. I didn't make it all the way to the lookout but it was still a pretty view. You can look back here and here.

After that I went back to the Arterial Road and went to find this shed. It is pretty well known around here. 

I've always wanted to stop but never have. It really wasn't a good time to choose to either. The traffic was pretty heavy.

I turned and headed back into the city. Turning back onto the highway was interesting. I ended up going the same direction as I had been and turning up where there was a turning lane into a car park and then heading back for the city. Much easier option.

On the way back into the city I stopped and took random pics of sugar cane and high voltage towers.

I even managed somehow to get a deserted road, it didn't look like that for long though.

Back at home I was fluffing around when I saw a dragonfly hanging out.

It would sit for a while trying to catch something in its mouth and then zoom off. 

It would come back just as quickly, settling and doing it all again.

I somehow managed a shot with its mouth open. More the fact that I took way to many photos than a fluke. It looks a bit freaky really.

It was a pretty big fellow.

Oh, by the way our garden is actually growing things. Tomatoes and cucumbers have taken off so now we will see what happens. We also have rosella bushes growing again and our passionfruit is flowering, sort of, but doing nothing much, again. We won't talk about the basil that is coming up everywhere, including in cracks in the driveway, or the strawberries that got burnt and then grasshopper attacked along with my bigger basil plants.

Before leaving for work I did get to see the clouds taking on a pink tinge with the sunset. So pretty.

What would you love to be doing while watching a sky like this?

My Memory Art


  1. I love your sky shots, I'm buggy about your bugs and what about that rainbow! Tom The Backroads Traveller

    1. Thanks. I love watching the sky change, like the beach it never seems to be the same twice.

  2. A beautiful post as always. The sunrise and roadside photos are beautiful. And the dragonfly - great capture. Love the colour contrast of the green and black, and the detail. Awesome photos.

    1. Thank you. The roadside is definitely different to where you are. The dragonfly was so nice coming back again and again and sitting still.

  3. What a lovely series of shots. The barn was worth the trouble to get the photograph. I love how you freely admit to taking 'too many' pictures because I do, too!

    1. Thank you. Oh ask Mr Sparky, way too many photos but each one is a bit different to the next even if that means in focus ;) Old barns are always worth the trouble.

  4. Wonderful photos! You live in a very beautiful place.
    Great dragonfly shots!

  5. gorgeous nature and sunups. Good to see a dragonfly :)

  6. I really love your shots of the dragonfly!

  7. Wonderful series of very creative shots! Love the dragonfly although all your shots hold special nature delight!

    Happy Weekend to you,
    artmusedog and carol


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