Chicki in the Bush
The highlight of Chicki’s day is, without a doubt, her visit to the bushland park that is just a short drive from our home.
It takes a while for us to walk down the hill to see the water, because our journey is frequently interrupted by her sniffing stops. She never hurries over these…
Lately she has made a couple of new friends of the doggy variety. One is a sweet little girl, Maltese just like Chicki, who has been recently adopted from an animal shelter. These two seem destined for friendship. They are the same age, and both know what it’s like to be waiting for a new start…
In the wind…
Much of the time, the local swimming baths are a study in calmness. Mirror-like reflections delight the eye. But now and then, a strong wind brings with it a total change of mood, and makes life harder for those who brave the water…
Here’s a photo, taken at the height of such a weather event.
Feeding the birds…
Today, I’m going back in time to winter a few years ago. I’m on the promenade of the river baths, feeding the birds…
The ducks and Silver Gulls compete fiercely for the treats, with the gulls usually winning.
Experts tell us to refrain from feeding these wild birds, but I don’t suppose that the occasional crumb will do too much harm.
And a reminder to please visit my other site for more photos and words. 🙂
Western Australian Red-flowering Gum
I really love these trees! They’re becoming more common in Sydney as more and more people are captivated by their beautiful colours and form. They’re often grown in front gardens, and sometimes as street trees. The owner of a most magnificent specimen told me of the difficulty he had in persuading the local authorities to give him permission to plant one in the nature strip. Thanks goodness he won the battle!
Here’s an Australian scene.
This shot was taken in the local bushland park in suburban Sydney, and shows plenty of Flannel Flowers in bloom.
They’re still out, months after they started. Simply beautiful!