Archive | October, 2013

What an Eye-Catcher!

31 Oct

What an eye-catcher!

Don’t you agree that  Crimson Rosellas rank among the world’s most stunning birds?

Today I spotted a pair that were searching for food beside the river bank. I could scarcely take my eyes off them!

Here’s a photo of a magnificently-feathered  specimen.

Please enjoy it!

Magnificent Male Kind Parrot

Magnificent Crimson Rosella

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30 Oct


Is that what this cockatoo is thinking?

The more I see these enthralling creatures, the more I enjoy their company.

Australian wildlife must surely rank among the most delightful in the universe.




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What a Pose!

29 Oct

What a pose!

Don’t you love it when out of the blue your subject comes up with something different?

The face of this cockatoo just invites a comment, don’t you think?

One of the joys of living close to an Australian bushland area that boasts magnificent flocks of Sulphur-Crested Cockatoos!

What a pose! Sulphur-crested Cockatoo

What a pose! Sulphur-crested Cockatoo


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Bottlebrush: an Australian Beauty

28 Oct

Do you love the Bottlebrush?

Certainly, I do!

Not only are they spectacularly beautiful in form and colour, they also attract delightful native birds such as parrots.

We’re lucky enough to have a few growing in our backyard. What a joy it is to watch the play of light on their pinky-red flowers!


Beautiful Bottlebrush

Beautiful Bottlebrush

More Springtime Blossoms…

27 Oct


Springtime Blossoms

Springtime Blossoms

I cannot allow Springtime to pass without showing readers these lovely blossoms.

They grow quite near our home.

Many years ago, our neighbours planted a pair of these beautiful trees on the nature strip.

They explained that they wanted to ‘leave something behind’: a legacy of their time.

Just a few years later, these people moved on, but just as they had predicted, these living reminders grew and flourished.

So right now, all those who pass by can pause and admire their delicate colours and form.

Please enjoy this little glimpse.


Flannel Flowers In the Wind…

24 Oct

Flannel Flowers in the wind….

A photographic challenge, if ever there was one!

Experience tells me this is a hit or miss proposition. Plenty of blurred shots bear testimony to the many misses.


Flannel Flowers in the Wind

Flannel Flowers in the Wind

These flowers are blooming today, beside the river.

Isn’t Australia blessed to have such native flora abounding in simple charm and beauty?

Scavengers on the Shore…

23 Oct

Scavengers on the shore…

Attractive though they are, the seagull is noted for its voracious appetite. Who hasn’t been flocked by these hungry hoards at a picnic?


Seagulls on the Shore

Seagulls on the Shore

Nevertheless, don’t you think that these make a charming site on the shores of this  river beach?