Aussie Life Photography Weekly Photo Challenge

WPC: Farewell Favourites

This is all a bit sad and unexpected I have to say, and as 3Rs of Retirement states, you’ll miss us when we’re gone! It’s been a great challenge to ‘have a go’ at and a wonderful community. I’ve really enjoyed taking part over the last couple of years. And so to my favourites.

This was snapped at Mt Coot-tha Botanical Gardens and is known as Pink Poodle.  It’s a Calliandra surinamensis, and I loved the pink detail of the flowers. Detail was the challenge.

Pink Poodle
Mt-Coot-tha Botanic Garden
Huntsman & her eggs

This photograph was taken back in October 2006 and although it’s a scary looking Huntsman, it is a beautiful and rare sight to behold.  I’d popped outside to put some rubbish in the dustbin, opened back the lid and this was the surprise waiting for me.  A female Huntsman who had secured her sac of about two hundred eggs against the side of the bin.  She then placed a few loving arms over her precious bundle. Mother  Nature at her exquisite best. The challenge was rare.

and finally:


The challenge – evanescent
soon passing out of sight, memory, or existence; quickly fading or disappearing. moment in time.
An Easter sunset captured in Belair, South Australia and one I knew I wouldn’t be seeing again for a while.
Thank you and good bye!

All-Time Favorites

By Waking the Wombat

Life - part two; Australia. Having spent the first 39 years of my life in England, with two adult children who don't need me so much, a workaholic husband and a head full of stuff waiting to be unleashed, Waking the Wombat is my place to share life's experiences with you.

21 replies on “WPC: Farewell Favourites”

Lovely trio of shots. I fear spiders so seeing that Huntsman up close was a bit petrifying 😀 It is an amazing shot, the spider so protective of the little ones in there. That looked like a fiery Easter sunset, that whole sky ablaze. Sad to see the photo challenge go. I discovered your blog through the challenges 🙂

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Between us I’m sure we could think of something. I did ‘Photo of the Week” for almost two years when we travelled around Australia. Not sure I could do that again though.


I’ve just breathed a sigh of relief. When I first started reading I thought you were giving your blog away. Then I realised I was mistaken. No more terrible frights please.
By the way, wonderful images, an absolute pleasure to view..


Hi Marie, thanks so much for the links to the photo challenges – I wasn’t following either of these blogs but now I can be all challenged out! Thanks for having a good look around my blog too, I appreciate the visit 🙂 Happy Tuesday to you too 🙂

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