RuthC

RuthC

Lives in Australia Geelong, Victoria, Australia
Works as a Retired
Joined on May 18, 2009

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On photo Huntsman spider in the Scary challenge (5 comments in total)

Brilliant capture! And they AREN'T harmful to us. They love mosquitoes, so they're a friend of mine!

Link | Posted on Sep 25, 2019 at 07:08 UTC as 2nd comment | 1 reply
On photo purple orchid in the Flowers up close. challenge (4 comments in total)

Beautiful picture, but this is an IRIS, not an orchid.

Link | Posted on Sep 9, 2019 at 03:25 UTC as 2nd comment | 1 reply
On photo Bacalan-Bastide Bridge in the blue challenge challenge (3 comments in total)

Where is the water?

Link | Posted on Sep 5, 2019 at 02:49 UTC as 1st comment | 2 replies
On photo beautiful-sky1 in the blue challenge challenge (3 comments in total)

Where is the water?

Link | Posted on Sep 5, 2019 at 02:45 UTC as 2nd comment | 1 reply
On photo To the blue skies in the blue challenge challenge (1 comment in total)

Where is the water?

Link | Posted on Sep 5, 2019 at 02:44 UTC as 1st comment
On photo Wasp2 in the Bugs challenge (16 comments in total)

Mean-tempered horrible beasties, I hope you didn't get stung! Brilliant shot! :-)

Link | Posted on Sep 4, 2019 at 04:25 UTC as 11th comment
On photo Bee on flower in the -Composition : Flowers and Bees- (in Full Colours Only) challenge (3 comments in total)

This is not a bee; it's a hoverfly.

Link | Posted on Sep 27, 2018 at 14:51 UTC as 1st comment | 1 reply
On photo SM2_4835 in the My Best Photo of the Week challenge (1 comment in total)

This is not a bee; it is a hoverfly.

Link | Posted on Sep 27, 2018 at 14:50 UTC as 1st comment
On photo DROMAIUS NOVAEHOLLANDIAE in the Zoo trip ~ Wings. Anything that flies. challenge (1 comment in total)

Sorry, but emus CANNOT fly! They can outrun most animals and humans, but their wings are too small to carry their large weight in flight.

Link | Posted on Aug 30, 2018 at 06:05 UTC as 1st comment
On photo The Kid in the Someone important to me. challenge (7 comments in total)
In reply to:

(unknown member): Thanks Manny! To date, the only things she's launched at least a thousand of would be timeouts for tantrums and general bad behavior :)

Noooo! That angelic face would never do anything wrong! 😇
It just shows she’s building a strong character for later in life. Fabulous picture, and one you should both be proud of. 😊

Link | Posted on Jul 21, 2018 at 04:06 UTC
On photo My son in the Someone important to me. challenge (1 comment in total)

Wot a surprise!!!!! 🤪

Link | Posted on Jul 5, 2018 at 01:11 UTC as 1st comment
On photo Naughty smile in the Baby face challenge (1 comment in total)

Oh no, not again! 😱

Link | Posted on Jul 2, 2018 at 13:01 UTC as 1st comment
On photo Bones in a Rock in the Stone challenge (1 comment in total)

These look like shells, which have been imbedded in sedimentary sandstone. Several million years old IMO.
RuthC :-)

Link | Posted on Jun 26, 2018 at 12:17 UTC as 1st comment
On photo Lenticular clouds above the Antarctica in the Clouds challenge (2 comments in total)

What a stunning picture, and captured so dramatically by you. A well-deserved win in this challenge, IMO.
RuthC :-)

Link | Posted on Jun 24, 2018 at 04:51 UTC as 2nd comment
On photo Broad-bordered Bee Hawk Moth in the My Best Photo of the Week challenge (2 comments in total)

Fabulous capture, anisah, and deserving of the win. :-)

Link | Posted on Jun 14, 2018 at 04:16 UTC as 1st comment | 1 reply
On photo Naughty smile in the Smile challenge (2 comments in total)

Not again, please.....

Link | Posted on Jun 7, 2018 at 04:42 UTC as 2nd comment
On photo Is it flower? in the wild flowers challenge (2 comments in total)

Sorry, but this is a cycad. It doesn't have flowers to reproduce; this is the new seeds pod, which will grow and disperse. The cycad is also NOT a palm.
Google 'cycads' for more information about these ancient plant forms.
RuthC

Link | Posted on May 7, 2018 at 14:27 UTC as 1st comment | 1 reply
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Dutch Newchurch: I really enjoyed this entry. It prompted me to read a little about the history of this and to discover that Australia was first connected to an international telegraph cable in 1872. Until then, the SS Great Britain (for example) was probably the fastest communication between Europe and Australia, taking two months to make the journey. This little building represents a 100x reduction in that time and is a fantastic illustration of the shrinking world.
And here we are, less than 150 years later, taking it for granted that I can enjoy your photography, and tell you that I do, despite being on the opposite side of the globe.
Definitely one of the ‘host’s choices’, for such a thoughtful and interesting entry. Thank you.

Thank you Dutch, for your kind words. Most Australians live on or near the coasts of Australia, and have no real concept of the vastness of the continent unless we actually visit these inland areas. And when I think about the fact that there were no towns, roads, railways or links to this area which would become Alice Springs, I am left in awe of the pioneers.
RuthC :-)

Link | Posted on May 1, 2018 at 14:08 UTC
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Dutch Newchurch: I was intrigued to see this and the story behind it. Commended.

Thanks, Dutch, it has encouraged me to read more about this inventor too.
RuthC :-)

Link | Posted on May 1, 2018 at 14:02 UTC
On challenge Recipes Long Enjoyed (2 comments in total)

It is a shame that there is a Capture Date for this interesting challenge.
I think many of us have favourite recipes, but they are often made for special occasions, such as Christmas, birthdays, celebrations, Thanksgiving, Easter, etc., where the meats, cakes, cookies or desserts are made in large quantities.
I enjoy making Seville orange marmalade, and apricot jam, but I can only make these when the fruit is ripe, and picked from their trees. I can't make them this week just to comply with the Capture Date requirement.
jtrent, please reconsider removing the Capture Date to allow the members the opportunity to enter a wider choice of pictures.
RuthC

Link | Posted on Apr 27, 2018 at 00:46 UTC as 1st comment | 1 reply
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