Its your hair – do what you want with it.

Image – Hooded Merganser ( Female )

How do ducks talk?

They don’t You Quack.

Interesting Fact: The female chooses the nest site, and may start scouting for next year’s tree cavity at the end of each breeding season. Nest cavities can be in live or dead trees and are usually close to water. Cavities are typically 10–50 feet off the ground, up to about 90 feet. Hooded Mergansers nest readily in boxes, preferring those with wood shavings or nest material from previous uses. They prefer cavities with 3–5 inch openings. ( https://www.allaboutbirds.org/guide/Hooded_Merganser/lifehistory


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I’m A Duck That Does Not Give A Quack! — Through Open Lens

Hooded Merganser ( Female )

2 Guys walking down the street.

One walks into a bar, the other ducks.

Interesting Fact:  The female chooses the nest site, and may start scouting for next year’s tree cavity at the end of each breeding season. Nest cavities can be in live or dead trees and are usually close to water. Cavities are typically 10–50 feet off the ground, up to about 90 feet. Hooded Mergansers nest readily in boxes, preferring those with wood shavings or nest material from previous uses. They prefer cavities with 3–5 inch openings.

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NOT IN A TWEETING MOOD! | Home of Lukas Kondraciuk Photography

sorry thought I had misplaced you again

Home of Lukas Kondraciuk Photography

F/10.0, 1/400, ISO 400.

Tufted Titmouse

Why did the storm trooper buy an iphone?

He couldn’t find the Droid he was looking for.

Source: Through Open Lens | Home of Lukas Kondraciuk Photography

Rural Russia Festival. Rakitnoe of Belgorod Region, Russia. July 2014. 

Rural Russia Festival. Rakitnoe of Belgorod Region, Russia. July 2014. Twelve photos

Alex Markovich: writer, photographer, contemplator

Photos: Alex Markovich.

Camera: SONY DSC-R1.

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Rural Russia Festival. Rakitnoe of Belgorod Region, Russia. July 2015.

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An abstract from the interview of Alex Markovich for “Radio of Russia”. September 2015.

Elena Ovcharenko: In your “Travel to Russia” project you make an emphasis on trips to Rural Russia areas. Why such a preference?

Alex Markovich: Many a city resident likes an occasional change from an urban environment. Of course, when traveling to other countries, one is interested in architecture, the way people dress, traditional cuisine, etc. But for many, real relaxation and fulfillment can only be found in a timeless Russian village. I am not talking about Agritourism or Rural Tourism, I mean a real living, breathing village without any props.

Elena Ovcharenko: Do you really believe that a visitor from the United States who came to see Moscow or St. Petersburg will agree to travel with you to a Russian village?

Alex Markovich: Let me make it clear – I am talking in the context of my “Travel to Russia” project. I want people to go back home with a warm pictorial record. Travelling to a Russian village gives you so many unique impressions – like going to a real rural shop where a shop-assistance still uses an abacus (that type of photo will impress all your friends) or experiencing a Banya (Russian sauna). I can arrange a ride on a tractor, photo session with local farm workers milking cows or feeding geese. One may say all this stuff is available in their own country, but Russia has more associations with what is called a “real village”.

Source: Rural Russia Festival. Rakitnoe of Belgorod Region, Russia. July 2014. Twelve photos – Alex Markovich: writer, photographer, contemplator

Art Classes

jessica on Maroubra Beach by Jessica Blair
Jessica on Maroubra Beach by Jessica Blair

Towards the end of 2014 Andrew and I finally joined the Coast Centre for Seniors at Pine Avenue Little BaY where we both enrolled for Acrylic Classes. I had done some painting quite some years ago and it didn’t take me long to remember something of what I had learned and to begin again. We have a wonderfully vivacious teacher and are looking forward to next year’s lessons.

Here is one of my more ambitious works, a self portrait taken from a photograph shot by one of my carer’s from the Junction neighbourhood Centre Maroubra Junction.