This one was dead. They are huge.
Its yellow and black body can be up to 86 mm long, with a wingspan up to 130 mm, making it the largest dragonfly in New Zealand. https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Uropetala_carovei
DUNG BEETLE – MISKRUIER (Afrikaans)
This week, our guest host Viveka of My Guilty Pleasures. has chosen the theme of “capitals” for our Lens-Artists Photo Challenge #82. Perfect, Viveka!
Wellington, New Zealand.
Red is the ultimate cure for sadness.~Bill Blass
For this week’s Lens-Artists Photo Challenge, we’re inviting you to a photo scavenger hunt to find things that are red.
In Afrikaans we say:
“‘n Oulap se rooi is mooi.”
Meaning :just a spot of red makes things beautiful.
If you are interested in joining in the photo fun, please click on the link and read how it works.
The last day of 2019 is done and dusted. Everybody is waiting for the big bang of midnight.
I’ve taken some photos of my surroundings this afternoon. It was a hot day and the sheep and cows came up early to the gate to be fed.
The valley below.
Sheep in the paddock.
Trompie sniffing around.
I completed my jig saw puzzle today, put some pen on paper and some scrap booking which I want to finish off tomorrow.
Happy New Year to all! Enjoy your last moments of 2019.
Friendly Friday – Photo Edits
This week on Friendly Friday your topic is ‘photo edits’. You can also choose to post the same photo two different ways if you don’t know of/have access to editing software, such as a before and after scenario.
It could be a before /after photo taken of the same subject at two different times, of the day or year/s, or at two different angles.
How to join the Friendly Friday Photo Challenge
Post a comment below and include a ‘Friendly Friday- Photo Edits’ ping-back in your post, so others can find your entry.
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Please note there is no deadlines for any Friendly Friday challenge.
LOOKING UP in Wellington, New Zealand
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A visit from a dear friend. I met Amanda, my special blog friend, and her daughter Heidi in 2013. I showed them around Upper Hutt and we had a lovely time together. It was as if we’re old friends. We couldn’t stop talking.
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Ben Huberman says:
This week, share a visual moment of blissful quiet.
Sunset over my place.
Photo of wild chestnut tree flower which stands on the school ground,
huge and serene.
Anne Frank Tree
A famous specimen of the horse-chestnut was the Anne Frank Tree in the centre of Amsterdam, which she mentioned in her diary and which survived until August 2010, when a heavy wind blew it over. Eleven young specimens, sprouted from seeds from this tree, were transported to the United States. After a long quarantine in Indianapolis, each tree was shipped off to a new home at a notable museum or institution in the United States, such as the 9/11 Memorial Park, Central H.S. in Little Rock, and two Holocaust Centers. One of them was planted outdoors in March 2013 in front of the Children’s Museum of Indianapolis, where they were originally quarantined.