Tag Archives: bushland

They’re Out! Flannel Flowers by the River!

18 Oct

I love to see the Flannel Flowers. Right now they’re in flower, and it’s just the beginning of their season. They’re fussy about where they’ll grow, but fortunately for me they have chosen spots by the river and near the road that we drive along to get to the water. Their simple, daisy-like flowers hold a special charm.

For the photo of these charming plants, please visit my other blog.

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Ready, Set, Off I Go!

24 Apr

Ready, set, off I go!

Is that what’s in the mind of this Laughing Kookaburra as if perches in an expectant pose, high in a Gum tree?

Most days I’m lucky enough to see and hear one or more of these impressive birds. They are common in our local bushland park, though I’m sure that they are outnumbered by the Sulphur-crested Cockatoos.

Enjoy!

Laughing Kookaburra

Laughing Kookaburra

I’ve Got It: A Cockatoo Hangs On…

12 Jan
Cockatoo, eating

Cockatoo, eating

 

This Sulphur-crested Cockatoo  seems to be hanging on tightly to a tasty morsel.

I took this photo in the local park in suburban Sydney, Australia, and to me it typifies the delights of the Australian bush.

Enjoy!

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The View from the Water

14 Sep

One of the advantages of being a swimmer in the local baths is being able to witness the delightful view of bushland, with water beneath.

Now that I’m back in the water, I can once again take in these scenes, first-hand.

At least,  a photograph can give you some idea.

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Australian bush behind the river baths

Australian bush behind the river baths

 

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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A Different Perspective

8 Jul

What a difference perspective makes!

This is a scene I see nearly every day, but from a different perspective.

Normally the trees are on one side of my vision, and the river quite definitely on the other.

So by searching around for a new angle, I came up with a picture that is to me quite unfamiliar.

By the river

By the river

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Another Australian Scene

12 Jun
Australian Scene

Australian Scene

One of the attractions of living near a natural bushland park lies in the easy accessibility of beautiful scenery. The bark of this big tree is quite delightful to the eye, and who can resist the water views?

An ideal place for recreation…

That Looks Tasty!

29 Mar
That Looks Tasty

That Looks Tasty

That looks tasty!

I’m guessing that this is running through the mind of this engaging Kookaburra.

Kookas are renowned for enjoying a sample or two of picnickers’ fare. This one is no exception.

Enjoy this taste of the Australian bushland!

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Spring Revisited in the Australian Bush

11 Mar
Revisiting Spring

Revisiting Spring

Officially it’s Autumn here in Australia. Days are shortening. Leaves are colouring and starting to fall. A sense of change is in the air.

But for a moment, let’s look backwards (or forward) to Spring in the bush.

While some of our natives flower all year round, many provide a flush of beauty exclusively in early Spring.

Here is a photo taken in our natural parkland.

Enjoy the sweet little gems!

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An Old Tree in the Australian Bush

23 Feb
Impressive example of an Angophora costata

Impressive example of an Angophora costata

We live near an important and delightful area of unspoilt Australian bush.

In addition to the birds, reptiles, marine-life and other animals, there are many wonderful mature trees, and I love to admire them.

This one has the most beautiful coloured bark. It’s called a Smooth-barked Apple (Angophora costata). As you can see, it’s a large, spreading tree.

Just another of the many treasures to be found in the Australian  bush.

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