Tuesday, September 28, 2021

A Special Encounter

Ever had a time when life's challenges threaten to get on top of you .... then God sends an angel to lift your spirits?  Well I was blessed with such an experience yesterday when a good friend invited me to join her on a photo-shoot away from suburbia.

It was a glorious day weather-wise with an estimated top temperature of 24C, and a gentle breeze made for a comfortable outing. 

We drove along country lanes new to me en route to Mt Crawford Forest and were amazed at the number of families who had already established their tents and caravans and were sitting around protected campfires relaxing as school holidays had just begun.

Then we stopped in Warren Conservation Park - a lovely section of the Heysen Trail where we settled for about 3/4 hour. Was delighted to have a rabbit suddenly appear behind the log I was leaning against and we observed each other for some 5 minutes.  

Subsequently a Spotted Pardalote obliged me by sitting in clear view on a nearby branch while I focussed, and was thrilled with the result.

Linking up with the lovely team at Our World Tuesday and Wild Bird Wednesday

Friday, September 17, 2021

Warragul flowers

The house & cat I cared for in Warragul, Gippsland recently, was in a semi-rural location on a large block of land.  Upon the property were orange, lemon & mandarin trees, as well as an abundance of floral species, including the following:



(.. and some "ring ins" - King Parrots were daily visitors, to my delight)

Red hot pokers

One of many glorious sunrise experiences viewed across the adjacent property

Eastern Rosellas also were daily "drop ins"


(don't know this one)

It wasn't til I zoomed in on this Starling that I realised the many colours in its plumage!

.... and a stunning Eastern Spinebill regularly visited the Grevilleas around the garden.


There were many more flowers on the property, but I'll have to save more images for another time.
Joining up with Floral Friday Foto

Tuesday, September 7, 2021

Beautiful Gippsland

 As promised, following are more scenes captured during the 6-week cat/house-sit in Warragul, Gippsland.  In between 2.5 weeks of Covid related Statewide lockdown, it was possible to do some exploring in the region.

This is in a section of the Tarra Bulga State Park (in case you haven't guessed from my historical postings, I seem to be perpetually drawn to rainforests and waterfalls!). 

En route - along the Strzlecki trail

Joining in the worldwide fun to be had at Our World Tuesday
with thanks again to the team who faithfully manage this blog.

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