Coming back home I was quite surprised at how this sport has become so much more popular in just four or five years. In the evening, as they glide through the purple light, one can see why. Posted in response to On Top, this week’s Photo Challenge. PS – Not having a pet of my own yet, I had a lovely time baby sitting my friends’ two cats at Christmas. It was amusing how each had a favourite spot. Kitka’s was […]
Imagine, if you will, a single cot bed marooned in the dark of an otherwise empty room, the deep pre-dawn chill of a winter’s day. It was my first morning in my new home. I don’t know whether it was freezing fingers that awoke me, or the cacophony of myriad birds as they woke, discussed the timing, and took off from their night rooks out to the warm dark above the river beyond my apartment. The noise, the mystery, the […]
Walking down the street a while ago I almost fell over my feet when I saw this cycad flower right there beside the footpath – iPhone to the rescue to capture this amazingly furry relic of the past. Furry flowers? Really, look: This is a sort of Wordless Wednesday cum Yellow, for Ailsa’s Travel Theme post.
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Earlier this year, driving through the night along the borders of Wilpattu National Park in north-eastern Sri Lanka, our headlights revealed a road sign warning of elephants crossing. Unfortunately we were unable to stop to get a shot, but it’s an image I’ll never forget. This, captured up on Buderim Mountain the other day is almost as cute: This post was inspired by the Sunday Stills challenge this week: Billboards and Roadside Advertising. Pop over and have a look.
This week’s WP Photo Challenge gives me the opportunity to show you the very idiosyncratic horizons of the Sunshine Coast, dominated, to the south of Buderim, by the old volcanic plugs of the Glasshouse Mountains.
Though life hasn’t taken on much in the way of a routine yet, imagine me wandering out from my (still almost empty) flat, down the road, across the street to the river, just in time to catch the sunrise – yes indeed, a very good morning from another Paradise. On the way back all I could do was marvel … … how beautiful is our world.
Another amazing Grevillea. When my things arrive I’ll try to begin identifying them. I was struck by this one not only because of its beautiful colour, but also because it is almost as graceful as a climber the delicate underside and gorgeous pink filaments exploding from furry sheathes
Down by the river – lines and patterns. I think the fishing shack probably also qualifies for Ailsa’s “Through” Challenge this week. Hi everyone – I’ve got a permanent internet connection at last, so I hope to catch up with you again, somewhere out there in the blogosphere. 🙂 PS – Apologies in advance about the advertisements – hope you’re not receiving them, but if you are, I’m sorry – I don’t know how to get rid of them. I’m […]
I smelt home today, the clean astringent smell of bush aromatics so typical of my homeland. And I came across a stand of Bottlebrushes behind the tennis court – look, it’s the Big Bad Banksia Man*! As with many of Australia’s native plants, the flowers and seed pods of the Bottlebrush (each stage of which co-exist on the tree together) are fascinating and sometimes grotesque and I found myself waylaid for some time, taking studies of these gorgeously eccentric trees. […]