Tuesday, November 28, 2017

Walk in the Park


It was time to get away from the desk, a lovely, relatively cool day beckoned
so I chose to visit the delightful walking trails provided in nearby
Torrens Valley at Highbury.
(Having intended to focus on the walk and not photography, I didn't take along my Nikon,
however, I couldn't resist taking some shots, so my Smartphone had to suffice...!)




Adelaide is a blaze of purple at present, as the glorious Wisteria shows off its beauty





... and here, I think, is a what looks like a wild sweet pea ?



Wishing you all a safe and happy week as we link up with grateful thanks to the hosts of

Saturday, November 25, 2017

Beautiful bird day

Yesterday I was blessed to share a spontaneous photo-shoot with a good friend
who took me to a wetlands area I'd not seen before.
Birdlife was in abundance and we enjoyed a delightful few hours there.

 A pair of Royal Spoonbills, a Black Winged Stilt a Black Swan and others

 White faced Heron






 Sacred Ibis sharing the log with a Heron



 

 Sacred Ibis stretching

 An Intermediate Egret (I think!)



Wishing you all a superb weekend.

Linking up with James'  Weekend Reflection


Tuesday, November 21, 2017

Missing Canada

It's now nine months since my return from a 2-month house sit in the Comox Valley
on Vancouver Island in the province of British Columbia in Canada.

The experience has left an indelible imprint on my heart. While being very grateful for having had the opportunity to enjoy the island and its beauty on not one, or two, but three occasions,
it continues to beckon (especially at this time of the year when they are heading into Winter and here in South Australia we are bearing up under temperatures in the high 30sC!).

Until my next visit in the middle of 2018, sorting, reviewing and preparing a photobook of that last trip will feed my yearning to be there!

If you've not travelled to that part of the world, perhaps the following shots will give you a taste of life in the land of the maple leaf ......



A juvenile bald eagle


Just one section of the Vancouver Island Ranges


Just a rural barn


A place for contemplation at Lazo Beach


The rugged shoreline along the ocean side of Goose Spit



A magnificent mature Bald Eagle


Englishman River Falls


This scene takes my breath away every time I see it - Vancouver city is dwarfed by the spectacular Rocky Mountains


This young deer was grazing in my friend's back garden


Don't think the owner will be taking the boat out any time soon!


The place to buy fresh fish and prawns


Great meals, inviting ambience and fabulous views from this pub!


An American Robin

Well, that might suffice for today - hope you enjoyed the journey.

Linking up with Our World Tuesday and
Outdoor Wednesday with grateful thanks to the hosts of both sites.

Friday, November 17, 2017

Paradise Meadows


Paradise Meadows in beautiful Strathcona Provincial Park on
Vancouver Island in British Columbia, Canada.

Linking up with James'  Weekend Reflection

Tuesday, October 24, 2017

Cudlee Creek




Just had a delightful encounter with all sorts of nature - birds, wildlife, dogs, flowers etc
during a weekend away at Cudlee Creek (don't you love the name?!) in the
Mt Lofty Ranges, so just have to share the experience with you all


This koala seemed to be having a lovely snooze . . .


until the wind came up and he decided it might be a good idea to hang on !


Breathtaking Lilac in the front garden and driveway ... mmmmh !


. . . and this is Trixie (one of 2 Kelpies sharing their home with me) - such beautiful natures.


A pretty array of flowers blooming on the property


. . . ditto . . .



The delightful laugh of the Kookaburra echoed around throughout my stay


At sunset this kangaroo appeared in the grassland opposite


. . . and this is Koko, the other Kelpie who took care of me !




Despite its name of "Patterson's Curse", the bloom on this thistle is very pretty
( obviously insects also find it fascinating!)

Banksia


One of several Ibis in the nearby fields

. . . and a budding Callistemon




Just growing along the roadside . .

Ditto !


"Just Joey" in the front garden



I hope you've enjoyed the outing.
Linking up with Lady Fi and the team at 
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