Gillian Everett's photos

storm on the way

15 Oct 2021 6 6 22
Satruday challenge - Serenity... before the storm. The forecast was for hailstones, which didn't arrive. If you look very closely, you will see a Kookaburra up in the top left branches. New South Wales, Australia

Bulgaria

07 Oct 2021 4 2 18
from my old stamp album. The first Bulgarian postage stamp was issued in 1879. When the Second Bulgarian Empire collapsed in 1396, all the Bulgarian territories south of the Danube River became a principality within the Ottoman Empire. The Bulgarian struggle for independence during the 18th and 19th Centuries led to the April Uprising in 1876. The brutality of the Ottomans, in putting down the uprising, resulted in the Russian Empire declaring war on the Ottoman Empire in 1876. The Russian forces, with the aid of many Bulgarian soldiers, were victorious. On March 3, 1878, as a result of the Treaty of San Stefano, Romania, Serbia, and Montenegro became independent kingdoms, and Bulgaria became an autonomous principality within the Ottoman Empire. The self-governing Principality of Bulgaria would not actually be free of Ottoman external control until October 5, 1908, when it became the Kingdom (or Tsardom) of Bulgaria. Of course, Bulgaria has an impressive (recorded) history, dating back to the 5th Century B.C., as part of the Ancient Greek geographical area known as Thrace, the Thracian province of the Roman Empire, and even as an Empire in its own right. These historical roots have been well documented on the postage stamps of Bulgaria. www.stamp-collecting-world.com/bulgarianstamps.html After World War II Bulgaria became one of states of the socialist bloc under the leadership of the Soviet Union. On 1st January 2007 Bulgaria became a member of the European Union.

SHC44 Butterflies Bulgaria

07 Oct 2021 3 2 16
... from my old stamp album, page in PiP. The first Bulgarian postage stamp was issued in 1879. When the Second Bulgarian Empire collapsed in 1396, all the Bulgarian territories south of the Danube River became a principality within the Ottoman Empire. The Bulgarian struggle for independence during the 18th and 19th Centuries led to the April Uprising in 1876. The brutality of the Ottomans, in putting down the uprising, resulted in the Russian Empire declaring war on the Ottoman Empire in 1876. The Russian forces, with the aid of many Bulgarian soldiers, were victorious. On March 3, 1878, as a result of the Treaty of San Stefano, Romania, Serbia, and Montenegro became independent kingdoms, and Bulgaria became an autonomous principality within the Ottoman Empire. The self-governing Principality of Bulgaria would not actually be free of Ottoman external control until October 5, 1908, when it became the Kingdom (or Tsardom) of Bulgaria. Of course, Bulgaria has an impressive (recorded) history, dating back to the 5th Century B.C., as part of the Ancient Greek geographical area known as Thrace, the Thracian province of the Roman Empire, and even as an Empire in its own right. These historical roots have been well documented on the postage stamps of Bulgaria. www.stamp-collecting-world.com/bulgarianstamps.html After World War II Bulgaria became one of states of the socialist bloc under the leadership of the Soviet Union. On 1st January 2007 Bulgaria became a member of the European Union.

Yesterday, Today and Tomorrow

05 Oct 2021 2 1 15
The Yesterday Today and Tomorrow plant (Brunfelsia) is a tropical plant native to Brazil. Its lush green foliage is accented with unique blooms that change color. The flowers bloom first as a purple or violet bloom. The next day that same bloom is pale lavender and the next day it is white.

Yesterday, Today and Tomorrow

08 Oct 2021 2 9
The Yesterday Today and Tomorrow plant (Brunfelsia) is a tropical plant native to Brazil. Its lush green foliage is accented with unique blooms that change color. The flowers bloom first as a purple or violet bloom. The next day that same bloom is pale lavender and the next day it is white.

Yesterday, Today and Tomorrow

08 Oct 2021 8 10 33
The Yesterday Today and Tomorrow plant (Brunfelsia) is a tropical plant native to Brazil. Its lush green foliage is accented with unique blooms that change color. The flowers bloom first as a purple or violet bloom. The next day that same bloom is pale lavender and the next day it is white. Sunday challenge - Change/seasonal

onion art

26 Sep 2021 15 15 53
Sunday challenge - purple

great day

20 Sep 2021 15 12 42
Diamond Beach, New South Wales, Australia. Sunday challenge - The weather

human hand

14 Sep 2021 10 15 41
Sunday challenge

Wallis Lake

02 Sep 2021 2 14
Spring is here, Tuncurry, New South Wales, Australia. Wallis Lake ... named after James Wallis, an officer of the 46th Regiment... Commandant at the convict settlement of Newcastle from 1816 to 1818.

SHC31 puddle

14 Sep 2021 5 5 20
raining today. New South Wales, Australia TSC Scavenger hunt A puddle is a small accumulation of liquid, usually water, on a surface. It can form either by pooling in a depression on the surface, or by surface tension upon a flat surface. A puddle is generally shallow enough to walk through, and too small to traverse with a boat or raft. Wikipedia

on a clear day...

06 Sep 2021 12 10 41
Sunday challenge 502 - motion New South Wales, Australia

chocolate

01 Sep 2021 18 38 44
Sunday challenge - Brown

colourful pottery

28 Aug 2021 6 6 26
Spotted this in a home décor shop a couple of years ago, and couldn't resist :-)

SHC19 Wingham Post Office

04 Feb 2021 5 5 25
A visit to Wingham on a very bright, sunny day. Located on the Manning River, in New South Wales, Australia, Wingham is a charming rural service centre which has remained largely unchanged by the tourism which has dramatically altered the townships along the coast. Wingham is the oldest town in the Manning Valley. Like many towns away from the coast it was first settled by cedar cutters and, after the cedar ran out, the surrounding countryside was settled by dairy farmers and beef cattle breeders. It was named after the village of Wingham, near Canterbury in Kent, England. Central Park It is unusual for Australian towns to be built around a Central Park but Wingham is a notable exception. Central Park sits in the centre of the town, has a number of unique attractions and is surrounded by interesting and attractive historic buildings. The 1884 Post Office is next to the School of Arts (1907), 1884 Post Office, then the courthouse (1938), which now houses the community centre, and the police station (1909). Adjacent to these buildings, opposite the Central Park, is the Catholic Church (1953) and at the corner of Farquhar and Bent Streets is the Manning Valley Historical Museum in a large building that started life as a general store in 1867. The building has been classified by the National Trust. aussietowns.com.au TSC Scavenger Hunt - An arched window

SHC21 Chilli con carne

26 Aug 2021 6 5 22
TSC Scavenger Hunt - Mexican food

TSC 500 challenges 2011-2021

24 Aug 2021 11 14 45
Well this is an auspicious day as it's the 500th challenge since this group started - as you can read on the What We Have Done Thread- "The Sunday Challenge began on Flickr October 9th, 2011. Shuttering Yukon and her two daughters, along with James E challenged each other to do a specific picture. We have been posting challenges on Sunday ever since. Challenge #77 found us here on ipernity with our first challenge at our new home base. (Chris) 10 years people!! How amazing is that? To celebrate our challenge this week is to make a picture that says TSC 500 My first challenge was posted in May 2014, 7 years ago... number 128

SHC42 inside of something

19 Aug 2021 3 2 10
TSC Scavenger Hunt

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