iSpy #52 the last week of the year.
Every week, Lysha puts up a photographic challenge with prompts for us to look out for, then we share on Lysha's Saturday (my Sunday). It's always wonderful to see how people are inspired.
The prompts for this week were: Needles, colour Black, Great, Starts with R, your choice.
NEEDLES: in my case, knitting needles.
BLACK: I normally have the black candle holder and the black candlestick sitting in the window, but I decorated the candle stick with silver curly ribbon and black baubles and hung a glass beaded (with black) decoration to catch the light. My colour theme this year was black & silver.
GREAT: Known as the giants of the forest, in our backyard we have a young kauri tree that is so far only about 9m tall with a girth of 1m.
FYI: Kauri are among the world's mightiest trees, growing to over 50m tall, with trunk girths up to 16m, and living for over 2,000 years. Agathis australis, commonly known by its Māori name kauri (pronounced "Ko-ree"), is a coniferous tree found in the northern regions of New Zealand's North Island. The largest kauri trees did not attain as much height or girth at ground level but contain more timber in their cylindrical trunks than comparable Sequoias with their tapering stems.