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Friendly Friday Photo Challenge: Inspiration


On a Friday Amanda at https://forestwoodfolkart.wordpress.com/ and Snow at https://thesnowmeltssomewhere.wordpress.com/ are hosting a new Challange. One Friday Amanda and the next Friday Snow.

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For more on this Challenge visit : https://thesnowmeltssomewhere.wordpress.com/2019/01/11/friendly-friday-photo-challenge/

This weeks prompt is: INSPIRATION

New Zealand Christmas tree

On my daily walks, just after New Year, I discovered this NZ Christmas tree. It’s the first time I’ve seen it with my own eyes. I was inspired by the look and beauty of the”bush” and its bright red blooms. It gave me INSPIRATION to know that nature is still thriving.

https://www.doc.govt.nz/nature/native-plants/rata/

https://www.doc.govt.nz/nature/native-plants/pohutukawa/

Does anyone know if this is a Rata or Pohutukawa “bush”?

Spring indeed!


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Trompie agrees with the spring idea.

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Kowhai tree

Kōwhai (Māori pronunciation: [kɔːɸai] or [kɔːfai]) are small woody legume trees within the genus Sophora that are native to New Zealand. There are eight species, with Sophora microphylla and S. tetraptera being the most recognised as large trees. Their natural habitat is beside streams and on the edges of forest, in lowland or mountain open areas.[1] Kōwhai trees grow throughout the country and are a common feature in New Zealand gardens. Outside of New Zealand, kōwhai tend to be restricted to mild temperate maritime climates.

The blooms of the kōwhai are widely regarded as being New Zealand’s national flower,[2] although they have no official status as such.[3]

The word kōwhai is also used in the Māori language for the colour yellow, because of the colour of the flowers.[4]

The spelling kowhai (without a macron) is common in New Zealand English.

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/K%C5%8Dwhai

Structure: The Daily Post Photo Challenge


This week, share with us the structure of something typically overlooked.

More info about the challenge:

https://dailypost.wordpress.com/photo-challenges/structure/

STRUCTURE

3. a complex system considered from the point of view of the whole rather than of any single part: the structure of modern science. 4. anything composed of parts arranged together in some way; an organization.

http://www.dictionary.com/browse/structure

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One of the After School Care boys made this “structure”. It works with four batteries.

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Without structure, we won’t see a flower.

Satisfaction: The Daily Post Photo Challenge


This week, share a photo of something that brings you satisfaction. It can be monumental, minor, or something in between.

Hop over to The Daily post and see more ideas on satisfaction.

https://dailypost.wordpress.com/photo-challenges/satisfaction/

Taking photos gives me a lot of satisfaction especially when the photos are special like the following ones:IMG_2964

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I think this is an Anthurium Sweet Dreams

http://www.gellerts.co.nz/index.cfm/page/anthurium-varieties?&pageNo=2