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#20 Winter Trees

I’m joining Becky in her February Square Photo Challenge over at The Life of B. The rules of the challenge are simple: most photos must be square and fit the theme word Odd, referencing one of these definitions: different to what is usual or expected, or strange; a number of items, with one left over as a remainder when divided by two; happening or occurring infrequently and irregularly, or occasionally; separated from a usual pair or set and therefore out of place or mismatched. Look for #SquareOdds.

While we didn’t travel as much as usual in 2021, we were fortunate to enjoy several holidays in our home state of Queensland and one short trip over the border in New South Wales. Join me this month in a retrospective look at the very odd year of 2021. 

 Warwick QLD, July 2021

As part of Warwick’s Jumpers and Jazz in July Festival, these trees were decorated by children from local kindergartens.

The children used recycled materials, creating quirky ornaments to hang from the bare branches of the winter trees.

Living in a Tree House

Jumpers and Jazz in July, Warwick Queensland

Of the more than 100 decorated trees in this year’s Tree Jumper competition, our favourite was the Tree House. Inspired by the Tree House series of books by children’s author Andy Griffiths, the creators of this work of art incorporated many details from his stories.

Life in this tree house would definitely be an adventure.

Bird Life

Birds flocked to Warwick for the annual Jumpers and Jazz in July Festival.
Flamingos sunbathed in the Yarntopians garden
and played funky music in the Art Gallery.

Other birds gathered at the yarn bombed trees on Palmerin Street.

These Australian magpies, usually intent in nesting season on swooping at pedestrians, seemed oblivious to any spectators. 
And this ibis lived up to his reputation by foraging in the rubbish bin. Ibis are not known as “bin chickens” for nothing!