Monday, April 29, 2013

A Hen in the Hills

A Purple Swamp Hen enjoying the waters within Mt Lofty Botanic Gardens.

(Hoping you'll agree that Purple is near enough to Blue to qualify for inclusion with

Sunday, April 28, 2013

Awesome Autumn

 Yesterday I experienced a visual "banquet" in the Adelaide Hills
at Mt Lofty Botanical Gardens.
Although it was an overcast day, the beauty of the colours still shone through.

This co-operative New Holland Honeyeater was an unexpected bonus!

Linking up with Scenic WeekendsCamera Critters and
(with thanks to the hosts)

Saturday, April 27, 2013

All is calm

Linking up with Weekend Reflections and
(and thanking the hosts of both sites)

Happy Weekend all.

Friday, April 26, 2013


In the midst of all the rich golden, rusty, red, yellow and brown hues of Autumn in the Adelaide Hills, a few fresh Hydrangeas demanded closer attention.
Don't you just love those cute blue "buttons" in the centre of the petals.

Joining up with Nick's Floral Friday Foto

Wednesday, April 24, 2013

Blooming Mt Eliza

These captivating blooms (Lisianthus, I think) were found in Mt Eliza, during last month's visit to the Mornington Peninsula and were spotted as I attempted to walk off the gastronomic treat I'd enjoyed at the Village Pantry there!

Tuesday, April 23, 2013

The Eight Bells

"The Eight Bells" in the hamlet of Eaton some 10 minutes west of Oxford, England.
One of many charming little pubs throughout the UK that offer a warm, friendly welcome and appealing fare - it's well worth a visit!
(I was told by a previous landlord that the large Yew tree out front is more than 300 years old.)

 Inside the lounge bar with its copper hooded fireplace and low ceiling beams.

Sunday, April 21, 2013

Wrecks among beauty

What started out as a chilly Autumn morning, developed into a
warm and glorious day. 
 In contrast, today the (welcome) rain seems to be settling in for the duration.
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These sad, abandoned vehicles on a property were in such contrast to the nearby beauty and I wondered what stories they could tell of past travels. 

Then I was curious about their makes - could this be a Morris 1100?

 Perhaps this is a Wolseley or an Austin (can't quite make out the badge)

Linking up with Shadow Shot Sunday

Happy weekend to all wherever you are.

Friday, April 19, 2013

Coming up Roses

During an Easter Monday visit to Newman's Nursery, there was an abundance of glorious roses upon which to feast the senses.

These beauties caught my attention -  this one on the left because of its soft honey-caramel-smoked salmon colouring,
 and the one below because of its unfolding formation.

Hope you enjoy them too!

 Linking up with Floral Friday Foto

(Thank you Nick, for hosting)
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Monday, April 15, 2013

Across the Bay

These views are of Melbourne CBD across Port Philip Bay from the Mornington Peninsula.

(that's wind roughing up the water's surface in the foreground, not a mass of seaweed - in case you were wondering!)

Linking up (hopefully!) with Our World Tuesday

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Lichfield Angel

This beauty was spotted over the Easter weekend at Newman's Nursery in Tea Tree Gully and was named "Lichfield Angel".

Joining in with
(Thank you Gemma for hosting this meme)
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Saturday, April 13, 2013

Here's Looking at You!

While relaxing on the banks of Adelaide's River Torrens recently, (enjoying afternoon tea following an outing on "Popeye") 
we spotted this Eastern Rosella in the tree above watching us watching it.

Happy weekend to all

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Thursday, April 11, 2013

Mixed messages!

The stunning blue sky and significant clouds over Adelaide's CBD seem to be sending mixed messages as to the day's outcome, weatherwise.  In fact it was a fabulous day with temperatures in the mid 20's - a welcome relief from the high 30'sC of the preceding weeks.
Joining up with Skywatch Friday
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Monday, April 8, 2013

Scot's Church

The following images are of The Scot's Church, the first Presbyterian church in Victoria, Australia, founded in 1838.
It is located at the corner of Collins and Russell Streets in Melbourne
and I so much appreciate its architectural beauty.

Here, its steeple is reaching toward the heavens.

(I've been trying unsuccessfully for some weeks now to link up with
Our World Tuesday again - would greatly appreciate it if someone could contact me by email to explain where I'm going wrong)

Saturday, April 6, 2013

Flinders St Station

Flinders Street Station, Melbourne, reflected in a window at the top of the station steps coming up from the platforms. (and no, they are not UFOs in the sky, just downlights from inside the building!).

Participating in James' Weekend Reflections

Thursday, April 4, 2013

Delicate Pink

(I might have to retract the statement on my previous post!) :-) ...... this gorgeous rose is no less feminine or delicate than the lisianthus and is one of many roses on display last weekend at Newman's Nursery.

(Many thanks for hosting Nick)


As much as I adore the unending variety of roses available today, the delicate, feminine softness of the Lisianthus wins me over!

(thank you Denise and the team for hosting)

Contrasts in Transport

Viewed in Port Phillip Bay during my recent trip to Mornington Peninsula

Wednesday, April 3, 2013


This mirror-backed charming cathedral-type window
caught my eye at a favourite local nursery over the Easter weekend.

Tuesday, April 2, 2013


My photography friend and I spent a delightful Easter Monday appreciating God's handiwork in nature.  Above is just one example.

Joining Our World Tuesday at

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