Saturday, May 30, 2015


En route to capture the setting sun at Carrickalinga, I spotted this reflection in the front window of one of the properties strategically positioned along the seafront, from which such scenes can be viewed daily (assuming the owners are in residence! - many of the properties are holiday lets or used at weekends and for annual holidays by their owners who work in the city some 60kms north).
Joining in with James' Weekend Reflection
and wishing you all a safe and happy weekend.

Friday, May 29, 2015

Golden ending

Golden ending to a glorious Autumnal day at Carrickalinga on South Australia's Fleurieu Peninsula.
Visit Skywatch Friday to see more sky scenes from around the world,
with thanks to Yogi, Sandy & Sylvia for hosting and wishing all a great weekend.

Tuesday, May 26, 2015

Carrickalinga Pt 1

Have just returned from a wonderfully relaxing few days in my very favourite part of South Australia - the Fleurieu Peninsula. 
The following images convey just some of the delights this area has to offer.

 Above is one section of Carrickalinga's beach

a cheeky Willie Wagtail (fan tail) seemed to follow us on one of our walks

Ingalalla Waterfall, just 10 or so kms inland from Carrickalinga

The southern end of Carrickalinga

Just a few of the gorgeous flowers in the area - Protea, (unknown), Hibiscus, Leucadendron and Banksia

. . . . and the northern end of Carrickalinga, where the dark, ridged rocks running into the sea resemble a moonscape
Hoping your week is going well, wherever you are, and linking up with

Monday, May 18, 2015

Morialta Conservation Park

The following images were captured during a lovely morning's outing yesterday through a small section of Morialta Conservation Park, about 1/2 hour's drive from Adelaide's CBD.

 Eastern Rosella

A variety of Banksia

Pacific Black Duck

A male Red-Headed Mouse Spider
(apparently a similar species to the Trapdoor and Funnel-web spiders)
- although research suggests this one is not generally aggressive, I was thankful our feet were well-protected!

Hop on over to Our World Tuesday 
to see more images from different parts of our amazing world.
(and thank you to the team of hosts of that site)

Tuesday, May 12, 2015


Seeking new territory in which to walk with my dog Jessie, I opted for an area just a short drive from home - Cobbler Creek. It is quite hilly and offers great views down to the coast. The tracks/trails are shared by hikers and bikers, but on this particular day I only came upon one other person who also was out exercising his canine friend.
There are lots of Scotch Thistle (or Onopordum acanthium to those seeking a botanical name) in the area which, despite being declared a weed, I find have a unique beauty. When in flower, they display a vivid shade of purple (at least here in South Australia - it may be different in other regions of the world).
However, even when they've finished blooming they still provide an appealing sight.

.... below is the view towards Greenwith

across the windswept hillside


Thankfully the rain held off and, although a bit on the blustery side, it was an invigorating walk which I will doubtless embark upon again in the coming cooler months when one doesn't have to worry about the presence of snakes!
Sharing with Our World Tuesday
and thanking Lady Fi and the team for hosting.

Saturday, May 9, 2015

Daily view

Aaah .... wonderful memories of an amazing house exchange holiday on Vancouver Island, BC - what a fabulous part of the world to visit (and, dare I say, live?)

Linking up with James' Weekend Reflection

Tuesday, May 5, 2015

Inside or Al Fresco?

During an evening stroll in Paris with my photography buddy last year, we came upon this busy Brasserie in the Opera district.
It wasn't until I looked more closely at the image with a view to posting it that I noticed the budding young photographer in the top left hand corner of the upstairs restaurant - cute!

Participating with others from all corners of the earth, in

Friday, May 1, 2015

Monet & friends

Following are a few more images from Monet's extraordinarily beautiful and colourful garden


"Froggie went a'courting ...!"
The peaceful garden environment became alive with an "orchestral concert" in full swing, as (it seemed) 100s of frogs went about their courting in the ponds - the volume of sounds was amazing!

Joining in with James' Weekend Reflection
(with thanks also to Barb, Sanni & Tammy)

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