Something cute at The Writer’s Room.

We’re removing a garden down from the house and relocating plants, naturally I am using the tractor to do this. I went to move some rocks and this baby Hare took fright and tried to run under the tractor. We rescued him and Lorelle hung onto him while I went to get the camera. After the photo shoot we put him under some fallen branches, well away from the big bad tractor.Hare

I took this the other evening and set the exposure back a couple of stops, it brought out the drama in the dark clouds. It makes the yellows and oranges stand out.Sunset

Double Bar Finches are like bullets with feathers. So I’m quite happy with this capture.Double Bar Finches

I’m allergic to wasp stings, too many stings and I’m dead. So why you may ask am I taking pictures of them? It’s like this, with all the gardening going on I needed the firefighting trailer to water the gardens. I haven’t used it in a while. Now this isn’t a great pic technically but it shows you the surprises in store around the place. I hooked the trailer up to the tractor and drove to one of the spare water tanks, filled the fuel tank on the pump (the yellow jerry can is to the right of the water cock hence the yellow cast) and stuck my hand down to remove the hose from the tap. I didn’t see the nest and when a couple of wasps flew at my hand I thought they’d come off the hose. I connected it to the pump and filled up the 1000 litre tank, then went to put the hose back on the tap. Oops, I saw them then. I knew that if I sprayed them the majority would fly straight at me with a vengeance. So as I drove up to the house yard I had a think. What if they couldn’t fly, what if I sprayed them with cooking oil first? Then their wings would be soaked and presto, no killing Laurie. Racing inside I grabbed the fly killer and a can of aerosol Coconut oil. Oh, I took the photo first.🙂 Oil in one hand, fly spray in the other I gave it to them. A quick coating or three of oil then hit them with some instant death. The little blighters couldn’t move, well actually one managed to fly about two inches from the nest before falling. The rest? All oiled up and nowhere to go.Wasp Nest

A beautiful flower.Flower

Another Cormorant posing like he means it.Cormorant

Another wet, cold, miserable tick laden kangaroo. Yes that’s a cluster of ticks around his eye.Kangaroo

I have to say that this is the best pic I’ve taken of a Water Lily to date.Hyacinth

That’s your lot for another week, we went visiting open gardens last week so there will be more flowers and statutes and… you get my drift. So until then take care.
Cheers
Laurie.

 

 

51 thoughts on “Something cute at The Writer’s Room.

    1. laurie27wsmith Post author

      He is, nearly ran the little blighter over last night coming up to the house. Leaped right out in front of us. They tend not to last too long around the place, it’s either the eagles or the foxes that get them.😦 Thanks for your kind comments.🙂

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  1. Eli Pacheco

    A cormorant dropped water on me while fishing with the girls over the weekend. They’re strange and beautiful birds.

    I think that bloke wanted you to tend to his tick problem, mate.

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    1. laurie27wsmith Post author

      Nothing like some photographic drama Nia. That Hare was suicidal, he turned up the following day as I was moving some garden rubbish around with the tractor. It’s been a bad season for ticks.

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  2. aurorajeanalexander

    Another amazing collection of beautiful pictures Laurie. Dramatic sky scenes, cute finches, breathtaking flowers… and still… I figure you could bet on my clearly declaring the hare my favorite. Wasn’t difficult…😉

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  3. Ms. Vee

    Wow Laurie! Your photos are always beautiful. Amazing, and thank you Lorelle. LOL. Be careful of those wasp, I don’t want to see anything happen to you my friend. Blessings and peace.

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  4. nataliescarberry

    Oh, there’s always something cute at the writer’s room because you’re there! And the bunny was cute too! Another batch of great photos, Sir L. Your photo that’s the header for your blog is absolutely fabulous! I hope you have a wonderful weekend. Love’n hugs, LMS 🙂❤

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      1. nataliescarberry

        Well, it’s about time. I’ve been working on winning you over for a long time now. And from the looks of it, I have lots of competition to contend with among all these women who reply to your posts. Seriously, just so you know, I may have days when I delete a lot of posts, but there are two or three that I always read when they come in and yours is one of them. After all you’re my handsome, swashbuckling Sir Laurence of Australia. Seriously it’s always fun to banter back and forth with you, and you are so kind to comment on all my silly posts. Hugs, cheers, and love, LMS. 🙂❤

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      2. laurie27wsmith Post author

        There’s tons of competition out there LMS but only one woman has my heart.🙂 My first wife tried to stick a knife in it but that’s another story. It’s nice to know that I am among the chosen few though. Talking about Laurence of Arabia, the camels are back down the road. I must have one to pose on. Look Natalie I love the banter. It’s a hard, cruel world out there and a little fun doesn’t go astray.
        Love’n Hugs and everything
        Laurence.

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    1. laurie27wsmith Post author

      Thanks Keli, great to hear from you again. I try to keep them crisp and clear. Couldn’t with the wasps though , had a little shake going on.😀 I haven’t been able to identify yet either. I specialise in cute Keli.🐰

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