These last few weeks have seen me fall into a stitching abyss. I need to start some things, but outside influences have kept me from doing just that. In an attempt to free up some of my computer space, I've been trying to cull some photographs. I thought you may like to see a few that I really like. The photograph above was taken late one July afternoon a few years ago. I liked what I saw, but had no idea that it would translate into such a lovely shot.
Early one morning my husband and I were driving around the property where we live, looking at the height of the rising river. These galahs were helping themselves to next door's sorghum crop. This is only a small portion of the flock that had descended for a feed.
Again, one of those shots you make and don't think about. Often you don't see the detail until you load the image onto the computer and view it on full screen. This sun shower [around lunch time] was quick, but each drop looks like snow falling.
Most of the time our landscape is brown and boring, but after rain we are often blessed with some amazing floral displays. We have two different types of bulbous plants that appear out of nowhere after substantial rain. This yellow lily would rival any that we would see in a well planned garden display.
I can't believe that this flower is actually part of a plant that is considered a pest here. I snapped this close-up just moments before my husband came along with the slasher [on the sides of the property roads] and made short work of anything that had dared to put on a show. This is the flower on the plant we call Scotch Thistle, and it's no wonder it's the subject of many embroideries. It is just beautiful.
And now, last but not least, this is an extreme close-up of a new frond on my birds' nest plant. I am constantly amazed at this new digital technology, and can't believe that a camera I can hold in the palm of my hand can produce such photographs. I just love it.