This past week has seen contrasts in climate and terrain: together with my fellow photographer friend, I've experienced a damp walk on the fringes of the Kuitpo Forest, followed by a glorious sunny but cool day seeking the non-existent Mannum Waterfall (not enough rainfall yet!).
Tuesday, May 18, 2021
A week of contrasts
Prolific funghi growth throughout
The striking Banksia always hold appeal for me, regardless of their state of growth (or decline)
. . . . and then the contrasting barren scenery around Mannum "waterfall" (pity about the lack of rain - but then South Australia has a reputation of being the driest State in the driest Continent!)
(Too much English blood still running through my veins to enable a good appreciation of this type of surrounding!) But then - yes, I know one shouldn't begin a sentence with "but" ! - just a few miles on, into the township of Mannum on the banks of the River Murray and there's another change in scenery ......
The Paddle Steamer "Marion" in dock
There was an abundance of Purple Swamp Hens
Was amazed at how such a large, heavy bird (the Pelican) could perch,
balance and snooze on such a relatively narrow branch!
. . . and a couple of Maned Wood Ducks catching up on gossip!
Joining in the fun at Our World Tuesday