For the duration of this notice, unless otherwise stated, all images have been trawled from my photographic archives... pandemic times have curtailed camera times!!!

23 September 2021

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Thursdays you have to look at from a different angle. Like this flint - do you see the Land Down Under???



22 September 2021

21 September 2021

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Tuesday - therefore Scenery must happen.



20 September 2021

18 September 2021

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Saturday Symmetry brought to you by The Archives.



17 September 2021

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"To me, a lush carpet of pine needles or spongy grass is more welcome than the most luxurious Persian rug. "
(Helen Keller)



16 September 2021

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Really, what is good about Thursdays?



15 September 2021

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What to bring this Wednesday?... How about a gurning man



14 September 2021

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Scenic Tuesdays bring Scotland to you... in this case, Loch Eck.



13 September 2021

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Mondays bring Critters your way... you may have noted a creep in of the cattle-tendency again!



11 September 2021

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It's Saturday - that means a bit of Symmetry!



10 September 2021

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"The world is mud-luscious and puddle-wonderful."
(e.e. cummings)



09 September 2021

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Thursday's insist on being present at least once a week...



08 September 2021

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Wings On Wednesday manages to appear again.



07 September 2021

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Scenic Tuesdays are going to be the thing of September.



06 September 2021

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Monday's Critters is easy to deliver - plenty of those in the archives!



05 September 2021

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Today, at least, have managed a SUNday offering from the old files. (Cemetary of St Peter's Baylham, Suffolk.)



04 September 2021

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Saturday Symmetry is achieved from the archives. Detail of the floor of the chapel at Pembroke College, Cambridge.



03 September 2021

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"Nature does not hurry, yet everything is accomplished."
(Lao Tzu)



02 September 2021

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Thursday's remain Thursdays, even in the archives. A corbel in Claydon Church, Suffolk.



01 September 2021

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Continuing with the archive diving. This month's theme? "What is YAM showing off over at Instagram this month?" Yes, two birds with one stone - but they will not necessarily be in the same order. Just to keep you looking. And maybe not all these will show on the insty thing this month at all. Fun eh?

It just so happens I can start with a Wings On Wednesday item though. Gotta keep the viewers on-side... 
here's a young Herring gull (European) in its fourth-year plumage. Nearly adult!



31 August 2021

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...and yet, the days draw in and another month ends...

I do hope you have enjoyed this little breakaway series on the textures of nature!

30 August 2021

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Frangipani sings to the heart of summer and haze, of tropical nights and days...


and yet, and yet...

29 August 2021

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Sunlight dapples the Woko River, NSW

28 August 2021

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Deny me symmetry, deny me texture, right there in nature... if you dare.

27 August 2021

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"Leave the road, take the trails. "
(Pythagoras)



26 August 2021

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It's the last Thursday, so why not bring you something a little left-field as is the norm for this blog? I cannot for the life of me recall the name of this tree, located in Edgeworth David community gardens, Hornsby NSW...but it was certainly eye-catching. (Trust me, I've done a thorough web search... if anyone else can come up with it, kudos to you!)

25 August 2021

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Crikey, look at that... we clicked over into the next quarter of the year. Not that the Casuarina cares.

24 August 2021

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Sandstone untouched by council caulk... 

23 August 2021

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What texture in every small setting...

22 August 2021

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The morning sun hit this small, dead, moss-covered tree just perfectly that morning...

21 August 2021

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...be there symmetry in the trees?

20 August 2021

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"Study nature, love nature, stay close to nature. It will never fail you."
(Frank Lloyd Wright)

19 August 2021

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Fairy den on the shore of Loch Eck.

18 August 2021

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Each spring, the Bluegums strip...

17 August 2021

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Nature's compass? No, this is the Gymea lily again, but at an earlier stage of growth.

16 August 2021

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Natural sandstone outcrop utilised in a community garden as a boundary. The council decided to caulk it with cement to prevent erosion by collecting water in the natural fissures. One wonders that they couldn't have coloured the filler a bit...

15 August 2021

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Flannel Flowers are one of Australia's truly unique and beautiful wildflowers - they are not prolific and to find some is a little bit like a four-leaf-clover find. Unless you know where to look.
 

14 August 2021

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...this would pass a symmetry shot, I do believe. The trunks and bark of Turpentine Gum.

13 August 2021

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"I go to nature to be soothed and healed and to have my senses put in order. "
(John Burroughs)



12 August 2021

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That's quite the texture going on there! This was taken so long ago (it's a scanned print) I don't recall the variety of cactus. Sydney Botanic Gardens has quite the range.

11 August 2021

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Wetness on Wednesday... heavy summer showers on alstroemeria have left their pattern.

10 August 2021

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You can rely on mosses and lichens for adding texture to nature!

09 August 2021

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Lake Macquarie and summer-dried grasses. 

08 August 2021

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This one passes for SUNday, right?

07 August 2021

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Some of these bonsai in Sydney's Chinese Garden of Friendship are over a hundred years old. Do they count as nature..?

06 August 2021

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Look deep into nature, and then you will understand everything better. 
(Albert Einstein)

Fresh frond of treefern.

05 August 2021

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The varieties of grasses on this planet are simply mesmerising...