Tuesday, October 9, 2012

Nearby wetlands

These images were captured in wetlands some 10 minutes from my home . . . .

Aww - we're shy!

... hard to believe that two significant highways intersect near the left hand edge of this shot above!


A Cormorant "taking the pause that refreshes"

One of the pathways through this wetlands area

.. and here is a close-up of what I prefer to call "poor man's daffodils" (yes, quirky I know!), but which many consider a pest - they are Soursob weeds. Still, they do add a lovely splash of colour to the surroundings.

with thanks to the hosts

7 comments:

ladyfi said...

It looks lovely and peaceful (despite the proximity of the roads).

EG CameraGirl said...

Your poor man's daffodils are lovely! I guess some plants are so common they get thought of as weeds. The cormorant looks quite different from the cormorants we have here.

Valerie said...

LadyFi and EG Camera Girl: many thanks for visiting my blog. EGCG: As far as I can tell, it is a Pied Cormorant. There are also Black-faced, Little Pied, Little Black and Great members of the Cormorant species in Australia.

DeniseinVA said...

You shared some real pretty photos with us, thank you :)

Connie Smiley said...

So beautiful! Looks like a lovely place to walk, and I love the yellow flowers, whatever name they attach to them.

Stewart M said...

Nice pictures - shame that the Poor Mans Daffodils are not a native, then people would love them!

Stewart M - Australia

Charlene: the Polarblogger said...

Looks like a great place to explore, with all these lovely flowers, birds and grass. Thanks for sharing your beautiful pictures.

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