Archive | December, 2014

Another Scene: The River and Flannel Flowers

31 Dec
The River and Flannel Flowers

The River and Flannel Flowers

Here we have a combination of two of my favourite sights: the river and Flannel Flowers.

Conditions permitting, I swim in these river baths most of the year. But the sight of the Flannel Flowers is not nearly so continuous. They flower only in the warmer weather.

Enjoy!

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2014 in review

30 Dec

The WordPress.com stats helper monkeys prepared a 2014 annual report for this blog.

Here’s an excerpt:

The concert hall at the Sydney Opera House holds 2,700 people. This blog was viewed about 12,000 times in 2014. If it were a concert at Sydney Opera House, it would take about 4 sold-out performances for that many people to see it.

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A big ‘Thank You’ to my followers and commentators!

Number One Commentator: David Prosser!

HAPPY NEW YEAR,  EVERYONE!!

A Rare Sight: Pelicans and Cormorants

30 Dec
Pelicans and Cormorants

Pelicans and Cormorants

It’s been a while since I took this photograph, but it’s still quite special. It’s a record of the one and only time I’ve ever seen a flock of Little Black Cormorants and a group of their huge cousins, the Australian Pelicans, together on the river.

Enjoy!

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Little Black Cormorants in Action!

29 Dec
Little Black Cormorants

Little Black Cormorants

I like this action shot of Little Black Cormorants. I took it recently in the local river baths, where these delightful little birds sometimes choose to play…

Enjoy!

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Little Pied Cormorant at Rest

28 Dec
Little Pied Cormorant

Little Pied Cormorant

Little Pied Cormorants regularly visit the local swimming baths in the river. But this little fellow has chosen a quite unusual place to rest. 🙂

Enjoy!

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Australian Bushland Scene

27 Dec

I found this photograph in my files, taken some time ago in the local bushland park. It prominently shows a beautiful Banksia in abundant flower, and in the background, a delightful Wattle also in bloom.

Australian wildflowers must surely rank high on the list of beautiful plants.

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Australian bushland scene

Australian bushland scene

Elegant Heron

26 Dec
Elegant Heron

Elegant Heron

Although I see these birds quite often, familiarity has not lessened by admiration of these elegant creatures. White-faced Herons make great subjects for photography, and they are not, in my experience, the least bit camera-shy.

Enjoy!

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