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It’s Wattle Time!

24 Jul

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It’s Wattle time, here in Sydney, Australia.

In truth, there are species of Wattle out where I live almost every month of the year, but right now, it’s more than normally plentiful.

Here’s a photo of one that grows near the Georges River.2013_0902imagefacebook0113

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Misty River…

24 Jul

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Mists fascinate me, and none more than mists over water.

So peaceful…

Here is a photograph of just such as event, taken at our local baths on the Georges River in Sydney, Australia.

Enjoy!

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p.s Please watch for the announcement of the release of my latest novella!2015_1107imagefacebook0279

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A Rainbow Lorikeet Is Looking at Me – And Countdown Deals Keep on Coming…

27 Mar

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Here's looking at you - a Rainbow Lorikeet Here’s looking at you – a Rainbow Lorikeet

Rainbow Lorikeets are often seen in our local park, and those of us who keep a camera on hand find them hard to resist.

Their colours are so bright and varied- small wonder that their name reflects this.

They’re friendly, too, and I often see them nibbling at the tidbits willingly supplied by picnickers.

Enjoy!

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On another note, three of my eBooks will be available as Countdown deals on Amazon Kindle over the next week or two.

‘Amelia’s Call’, the story of a couple of newlyweds who find that life has dealt them a difficult hand, will be on sale from 28th March till April 4.

‘Sisters and Rivals’, a tale of two sisters who are different as chalk and cheese, will be reduced in price from March 31 till April 7.

‘Whatever it Takes’, a love story that spans two…

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Is This My Final Post Here? A Winter Sunset…

6 Sep
A Winter Sunset in Suburban Sydney, Australia

A Winter Sunset in Suburban Sydney, Australia

WordPress tells me my download space is all but used up. Some of you already know about my other blogs. They are mentioned in previous posts.

So, in the event that this is it *for here*, I thought I’d chose something appropriate: a winter sunset…

It’s only in winter that we in Sydney are treated to such wonderful colours. This is a view from a street near our home.

Enjoy!

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The Day of The Cormorants

28 Jun
A Flock of Little Black Cormorants

A Flock of Little Black Cormorants

The last few weeks I’ve noticed a big increase in the number of Little Black Cormorants in and around our local swimming baths. Just today I overheard someone commenting on the large number that had perched along the shark-proof net, doubtless to enjoy the warm sunshine on a cold winter’s day.

They certainly make their presence felt when they land on the water, and commence their quite extraordinary dives. They swim much lower in the water than the ducks, and certainly in our part of the river, their numbers are far, far greater.

Enjoy!

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On The Edge: A Kookaburra Rests

23 Jun
Kookaburra

Kookaburra

Kookaburras are pretty common in our local park. Even if I don’t see them, I usually hear their unmistakable laughter…

They have become quite used to humans, and some are so bold as to steal food from picnic tables…

Here’s a photo of one resting on the edge of a concrete slab in the park. Is he posing for the camera?

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The River in the Rain: A Wet Sydney Day

16 Jun
Chicki by the river

Chicki by the river

The river in the rain

The river in the rain

I’d hoped this morning that Chicki and I would be able to take our walk in the park before the rain came. But fate had other ideas. By the time we were ready to leave home, fine drops were covering the ground…

Not to be daunted, we set off anyway. A few other adventurous souls also braved the weather.

Despite the dampness, the time there passed enjoyably. The river seemed so calm, though now and then a Silver Gull would swoop straight down with amazing speed to catch a fish for lunch…

A flock of Little Black Cormorants landed in the baths at the same time as a single Egret. The Egret lingered a while after the others flew upstream.

All in all it was worth the effort.

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