Monday, 30 December 2013

DESKTOP 151 - EAGLE

This sculpture is displayed in a Melbourne suburban nursery. It makes a good foil for the sky and looks good on my Desktop.

This post is part of the Nature Footsteps Inspiring Photography meme,
and also part of the Blue Monday meme.


Thursday, 26 December 2013

DESKTOP 147 - ORCHIDS

Phalaenopsis (Blume 1825), known as the Moth Orchid, abbreviated Phal in the horticultural trade, is an orchid genus of approximately 60 species. Phalaenopsis is one of the most popular orchids, through the development of many artificial hybrids.

This post is part of the Floral Friday Fotos meme.

Saturday, 21 December 2013

Friday, 20 December 2013

DESKTOP 141 - OLD BANK

The old Bank of New Zealand Building on the corner of Collins and Queen Streets, early one Summer's morning...

This post is part of the Skywatch Friday meme.

Thursday, 19 December 2013

DESKTOP 140 - LOBELIA

Lobelia erinus (Edging Lobelia, Garden Lobelia or Trailing Lobelia) is a species of Lobelia native to southern Africa, from Malawi and Namibia south to South Africa.

This post is part of the Floral Friday Fotos meme.

Tuesday, 17 December 2013

DESKTOP 138 - ANGEL

A stained glass window from the church of St John in Heidelberg, Melbourne.
 

This post is part of the Our World Tuesday meme,
and also part of the Ruby Tuesday meme.

Monday, 16 December 2013

DESKTOP 137 - FIBRES

Photomicrograph I took of some cellulose fibres in a piece of thin lens cleaning tissue. The colour is due to false colourisation using a simple LUT (Look-Up Table).
 

This post is part of the Mandarin Orange Monday meme.

Saturday, 14 December 2013

DESKTOP 135 - SANTA'S BREAK

A quiet moment for Santa Claus before the kids start coming in to visit...
 

This post is part of the Weekly TopShot meme,
and also part of the Pink Saturday meme.

Friday, 13 December 2013

DESKTOP 134 - ALIEN SKY

This is an image I created in a program called Mojoworld, where one may create different planets and views of the surface.
 

This post is part of the Skywatch Friday meme.

Thursday, 12 December 2013

DESKTOP 133 - PETUNIAS

Petunia "Raspberry Blast" is a new hybrid, with pink blooms edged in deep cerise. Its trailing habit and low maintenance makes it a winner for both baskets and beds.
 

This post is part of the Floral Friday Fotos meme.

Tuesday, 10 December 2013

DESKTOP 131 - POINSETTIA

The poinsettia (Euphorbia pulcherrima) is a culturally and commercially important plant species of the diverse spurge family that is indigenous to Mexico and Central America. It is particularly well known for its red and green foliage and is widely used in Christmas floral displays. It derives its common English name from Joel Roberts Poinsett, the first United States Minister to Mexico, who introduced the plant into the United States in 1825.
 

This post is part of the Nature Footsteps Floral Macros meme,
and also part of the Ruby Tuesday meme.

Monday, 9 December 2013

DESKTOP 130 - MORNING GLORY

Blue morning glory (Ipomoea indica) is a vigorous, perennial climber. The thick, smothering growth of this plant is a common sight on many rural roadsides and forest edges in Australia and in some parts it has been declared a noxious weed. The blue colour of the flowers, however, is quite sumptuous!
 

This post is part of the Blue Monday meme.

Monday, 2 December 2013

DESKTOP 123 - STORKS

The Black-necked Stork (Ephippiorhynchus asiaticus) is a tall long-necked wading bird in the stork family. It is a resident species across South and Southeast Asia with a disjunct population in Australia. It lives in wetland habitats to forage for a wide range of animal prey.
 

Adult birds of both sexes have a heavy bill and are patterned in white and glossy blacks, but the sexes differ in the colour of the iris. In Australia, it is sometimes called a Jabiru although that name refers to a stork species found in the Americas. It is one of the few storks that is strongly territorial when feeding.

This is a watercolour painting I did several years ago.

This post is part of the Blue Monday meme.