One for the first day of spring in Australia. Native Moonlight Grevillea. https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Grevillea
Sometimes a fascinating area to explore. Yesterday I took a break from building my new shed and went for a drive to get some camera time in. I ended my drive at a place called Memerambi and its small country grave yard. Grave yards give us untold stories. There must be a fascinating story behind Nicol McNicol born Dalhousie Canada and his wife Jane born in the State of New York USA. What brought a couple such as them to a little farming community in Qld Australia….watch this space!
Blossoms are an English indie pop band from Stockport, Greater Manchester. Formed in 2013, the band consists of Tom Ogden (vocals, guitar), Charlie Salt (bass, backing vocals), Josh Dewhurst (lead guitar), Joe Donovan (drums) and Myles Kellock (keyboards). They were on the BBC’s Sound Of new music list for 2016 where they finished in fourth place. It was commented by the band and several other people that they were one of only two guitar bands on the list, alongside Rat Boy.
We have just finished hosting a Japanese exchange student. While it has been a busy time, it was an absolute joy to have two so well behaved teenage ladies in the house (I am getting soft in my age). Needless to say our daughter has made a new life friend…..
The photo – shot in RAW; converted to B&W using Silver FX Pro; applied a white vignette and then a canvas filter for some texture.
Bonsai is a Japanese art form using trees grown in containers. Similar practices exist in other cultures, including the Chinese tradition of penjing from which the art originated, and the miniature living landscapes of Vietnamese hòn non bộ. The Japanese tradition dates back over a thousand years. The purposes of bonsai are primarily contemplation and the pleasant exercise of effort and ingenuity. By contrast with other plant cultivation practices, bonsai is not intended for production of food or for medicine. Instead, bonsai practice focuses on long-term cultivation and shaping of one or more small trees growing in a container.