During a recent visit to Adelaide's Botanic Gardens and, in particular, the lotus pond, these cute, fluffy baby birds (waterhens?) were having a grand time finding their way around the water weeds and lotus plants
Saturday, 26 January, was the official celebration of our nation's foundation. It was a day for recognition with National, State and Local Government Awards being given to those who have made a significant contribution to our communities and the nation in general. Also, it was a day when many around the country chose to become Australian citizens.
In our local park, thousands gathered to celebrate with outdoor barbecue breakfasts (or lunch for the late risers!), to play tennis, cricket or football on the fabulous facilities Carisbrook Park provides or just to sit and enjoy the day with good friends and family.
In addition to mobile food outlets, there were many attractions for the children, but also some fascinating vintage motorbikes and a stunning old Rover car. The weather was just perfect too - a positive blessing after some recent temperature "scorchers".
Today, in celebration of a day with temperatures below 30oC (and especially below 43oC!), I caught a bus into the Adelaide Hills and enjoyed the views [as a passenger instead of a driver]. In the suburb of Belair, these colourful pine cones caught my eye
Returning home from the garden centre earlier this week, mid-afternoon, I just had to pull the car over to capture this shot of the sun bursting through this bunch of clouds. (Taken with my Samsung Galaxy smartphone, it being too hot to bring out my Nikon!).
During a recent visit to Adelaide's Botanic Gardens, I was fascinated to see these fluffy "blooms" emerging from their casing in the trees above our heads. (apologies to those of you who are interested in more botanic details!)
During a recent visit to Adelaide's Botanic Gardens, my photography buddy led me towards the Lotus Pond. The above collage represents what seemed to me to be the various life stages of the beautiful Lotus flower.