Archive | August, 2014

Golden Light on Centrepoint Tower

31 Aug

Not so long ago I was on the spot to record this rather delightful image. The sun going down created a warm glow, highlighting the Tower, especially.

For those not familiar, this Tower is in the heart of the city of Sydney.

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A Golden Glow

A Golden Glow

LOVE, DESIRE AND BETRAYAL – Margaret Lynette Sharp

30 Aug

Sincere thanks, Sonya Heaney, for this review.

Nothing But Cloudy Skies…

30 Aug
Cloudy shkies

Cloudy shkies

Nothing but cloudy skies…

Well, almost.

Here in Sydney, we’ve had record rainfall for the month of August. Sure, the sun has broken through, even delivering days of unremitting sunshine. But, overall, it’s been a grey, soggy month.

Not to complain, though. Misty days can be exceptionally beautiful.

Here’s a scene down by the river.

Enjoy!

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What’s This? A Striated Heron

29 Aug
A Striated Heron

A Striated Heron

I was stumped when I first spotted this wary-looking bird. It had been making its way along the shore, crouching as it stalked its prey of small crabs that live in the mudflats there.

Armed with a number of photographs I’d taken of it, I sought to find out its identity. And I did: it’s a Striated Heron.

It isn’t  common around here. Despite visiting this area very often, I have spotted it only a few times.

I’ll bet the crabs are pleased about this…

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Togetherness …

28 Aug
Togetherness

Togetherness

Togetherness…

Here we have a pair of Rainbow Lorikeets surveying their handiwork: their family home.

But subsequent movements by them prove that it isn’t quite finished. 🙂

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I’m Looking at You…

27 Aug
Little Black Cormorant

Little Black Cormorant

I’m looking at you…

So thinks this Little Black Cormorant.

Despite their reputation for liking rocks, I rarely see them there. They seem to prefer to swim, dive, fly, or perch on the top of the shark-proof net.

So this is a rare photograph in  my collection.

Enjoy!

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A Wonderful Surprise…

26 Aug

Sydney’s weather today may have been rather cold and wet, but this afternoon I made a discovery that for me banished the gloom.

A sincere ‘Thank you’ to Goodreads member Tony Parsons, who has obviously devoted time and effort in writing this review of my latest release, ‘Love, Desire and Betrayal’.

Here is the link https://www.goodreads.com/review/show/1036423146?book_show_action=true&page=1

Wattle: A Very Good Year…

26 Aug
Wattle

Wattle

As I drove around the local park today, i remarked to Ron on the Wattle. It’s certainly been a very good year…

For months on end, there have been eye-catching displays as the various species come into bloom.

Here’s one of the most showy types.

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Hello, Maggie!

25 Aug

Hello, Maggie!

What a fine-looking bird you are! Always so smartly decked out in classic black and white. No one could fault your immaculate attire.

And what a beautiful song you sing…

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Hello, Maggie!

Hello, Maggie!

Reflections of a Duck

24 Aug

How good is this?

Two of my favourite things are, you guessed it, ducks and reflections

Reflections

Reflections

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So how happy am I to present to you today this recent photograph, taken by yours truly…

Enjoy!

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