Monday, November 30, 2015

Morialta Conservation Park

I'm back to blogland again after a 3-month break during which
I was preparing for moving into a "new" home and settling in.
That done, I couldn't resist the opportunity to get out with my Nikon
on Sunday afternoon while outside temperatures were pleasant.
Following are some images taken during a 2-hour walk in
Morialta Conservation Park, some 20 minutes' drive from home.
(I had hoped to see at least one of the waterfalls here, but sadly there
was no water flowing that day)
A member of the Banksia family

and this little butterfly stopped flitting about long enough to pose for me!

a colourful Scotch thistle

 I think this was blackberry blossom - in abundance throughout the park -
and a busy bee !
 This Koala appeared to be sound asleep despite the uncomfortable "bedding"!

 Could this be a wild sweet pea I wonder?

 and here are some figs growing wild

 and here's another Koala - either "nodding off" or being shy!

. . . . a very pleasant Sunday afternoon - however, I continue to be
conscious of the tragedies unfolding not an hour's drive north of here,
with more devastating bushfires destroying homes and lives.
Thoughts and prayers are with all those directly affected by loss
as well as the brave volunteers fighting the fires.
Joining in the fun at Our World Tuesday and
Outdoor Wednesday
with grateful thanks to our team of hosts


John "By Stargoose And Hanglands" said...

One has to admire any animal that can nod off on such a precarious and uncomfortable perch. Having a fat, furry bum must help.

jennyfreckles said...

Welcome back, hope you're settling in. Lots of new places to explore? I like the shots of the foliage, it has a kind of misty effect.

mick said...

It looks like a delightful place to take a walk through the bush. I especially like those Grass Trees. Great captures of the butterflies as well.

Linda W. said...

Your butterfly photos are gorgeous! And I love the pics of the koala - so cute!

Liz said...

What a wonderful place to go for a walk! I think that uncomfortable looking sleeping position is a Koala's trademark. Great to find another Aussie blogger!

Anonymous said...

What beautiful shots! Hope the bush fires are now under control.


I really, really enjoyed this trek along the park trails!! Wonderful flora...AND Fauna. Those Koalas are too precious. Your photos of them just made me grin really big. How exciting to see one in the wild.

eileeninmd said...

What a lovely park, the flowers and plants are gorgeous. I love the koala and the butterflies. Beautiful post. Have a happy week!

Cath said...

Great shots Valerie....good spots of the Koala's (elusive little things at times.

Indrani said...

Thanks for taking us along. Great sights captured.
Happy ODW!

LV said...

Your outing shared many pretty and interesting sights for you. Nicely done.

Ruth Rieckehoff said...

This park has tons of interesting things to see. Those koalas are good at keeping their balance.

EG CameraGirl said...

Love the photos of the kolas! How sad there are so many fires north of you right now.

diane b said...

Its fun exploring new surroundings. You did a good job. The koalas are cute. Stay safe from those awful fires,

Stewart M said...

Great set of shots - It's always good to get out and about again.

Cheers - Stewart M - Melbourne

Dianne said...

Ah! so good to take a walk with your Nikon and yes what a precarious place to take a nap but I've never know of a koala to fall off it's perch. Hoping you have a lovely week Val

Kenneth Cole Schneider said...

It was great joining you on your first day "back." Beautiful trees, landscapes and flowers, and the Koalas seem so comfortable on their precarious perches!

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