Archive | August, 2014

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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The Pathway to ?

23 Aug
The pathway

The pathway

The pathway to ?

Here’s another photograph taken in the local bushland park. As you can see, it boasts delightful, typically Australian native flora.

Small wonder that it’s a haven for so many birds and insects…

Not to mention, visitors of the human variety. 🙂

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The Best of Times: A Cockatoo Ponders

22 Aug
What a Life

What a Life

Sunshine, friends, and a glorious vantage point. What more could this engaging chap ask for?

The life of a wild, sulphur-crested cockatoo has its advantages.

Just as well, for these birds are very long-lived.

And, with their comical looks and raucous cries, they certainly make their presence felt. 🙂

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The Hardenbergias are Out!

21 Aug
Hardenbergia

Hardenbergia

Lately I’ve spotted these pretty flowers in the bush. They are called Hardenbergia violacea by experts, or Purple Twining Pea. They are scramblers, equally at home on the ground or being supported by shrubs.

Yet another pretty Australian wildflower…

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A Regal Duck

20 Aug
A Regal Duck (Real Name: Australian Woodland Duck)

A Regal Duck (Real Name: Australian Wood Duck)

A Regal Duck.

Okay, that isn’t it real name. But to my mind, it’s bearing warrants such a title.

I can’t resist taking multiple photographs of ducks, whenever they fly into the local swimming baths.

I hope you like this one of a female Australian Wood Duck as it struts on the river’s promenade.

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