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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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I Wish I Could Send You Its Perfume…

5 Apr

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2015_0727imagefacebook0113 I wish I could send you its perfume… There’s nothing quite like the incredibly heady aroma that radiates from this spectacular plant. It reminds me of my childhood. A magnificent specimen grew in the front yard of my aunt, and as a child I would collect the fallen flowers (which still retained their charm) and place them in a shallow bowl of water, for use as a table decoration.

The plant we have growing in our front garden here came from my own childhood home, but there it grew simply in a large pot. Soon after we moved here, my parents planted it, and it’s thrived!

Enjoy!

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Proud, Strong and Handsome: A Kookaburra Perches…

10 Nov

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Proud, strong and handsome, a Kookaburra perches on a tree in our local park. Luckily for all, it’s a reserve devoted to native vegetation, birds, reptiles and so on. The perfect home for our iconic, featured friend.

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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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A Special Jonquil

30 Aug
A Special Jonquil

A Special Jonquil

One of the glories of Springtime must surely be the wonderful flowers that it brings. Here is a photo of a beautiful modern variety of Jonquil,  taken in my garden.

Enjoy!

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Today’s Visitor: A White-faced Heron

10 Aug
White-faced Heron

White-faced Heron

Most days I see water-birds on the river. They seem to especially drawn to the netted baths, where the crabs and other little treats reside.

Today I saw a White-faced Heron. As usual he was on his own: that is, until a pair of wild ducks swam past. But this was just for a fleeting moment, and before I knew it he was once again all alone.

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Cockatoos By the Shore

26 Jul
Cockatoos by  the shore

Cockatoos by the shore

There’s no shortage of Sulphur-crested  Cockatoos in the local park, and they seem to particularly like being near the river. So often I see them there – on the shore, in the trees, or in the sky. They’ve cornered the market in homes with water views, for I see them making nests in prime areas such as in the tall gum trees nearby. Small wonder they always seem exuberant.

Enjoy!

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A Welcome Visitor: An Elegant Egret!

7 Jul
An Egret on the Shore

An Egret on the Shore

Over the past week or two I’ve seen quite a few of these magnificent white birds as they visited the local swimming baths. They are often on their own, but now and then I’ve had the privilege of seeing a flock of four or five.

This photo was taken while one rested on a rock near the small, secluded beach.

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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