Tuesday, June 30, 2015

Breathtaking BC

 
Having been a bit preoccupied of late to get out with the camera,
today I am drawing on some images from last year's travels.
 
The year began with a spectacular 3-week house exchange on Vancouver Island
in British Columbia.
Following are just a few shots from that visit.
(Those of you in the northern hemisphere may perhaps have seen
your share of snow - especially recently! However, it is a rarity for us in the
southern hemisphere, hence my fascination with these scenes)
 
Taken in Cathedral Grove



Near Englishman River Falls



Looking across Blue Heron Bay to Mt Baker in the US State
of Washington.
 
Joining in the fun at Our World Tuesday
(with thanks to the team who manage the site)

Friday, June 26, 2015

Cute & Pretty

 
The cute calf above I spotted during the recent brief holiday to the Fleurieu Peninsula
(and taken with my Nikon P510)
 
while the butterfly was on the grass of a local oval where I take Jessie for her exercise
(and was taken with my smartphone - hence the lack of sharpness)
 

 
Sharing both creatures with Camera Critters
 
and wishing you all a wonderful weekend

Tuesday, June 23, 2015

Keukenhof surprises

Enroute to the UK last year, I stopped off in the Netherlands for a couple of days and was generously treated to a visit to the Keukenhof Gardens -
a showcase of glorious blooms covering some 30+ hectares (with a few feathered friends and others). Following is a small sample of its offerings -
 
 
A Mandarin Duck
 



 
( For some reason I am unable to enlarge these images within Blogger, but hope you will still be able to get a feel for the environment there!)
 
Linking up with Outdoor Wednesday
 
 

Saturday, June 20, 2015

Canvas of day's end


Wonderful textures unfolding at day's end along the coastline of
South Australia's Fleurieu Peninsula
 
Linking up with Skywatch Friday (thanking Yogi, Sandy & Sylvia for hosting)
and James' Weekend Reflection

Tuesday, June 9, 2015

Crazy piano!



During my recent rambles around the Fleurieu Peninsula, I spotted this artistically painted piano in a shopping mall.
(I doubt this is how Mr Wertheim anticipated one of his masterpieces would be used, but nevertheless it made a clever and colourful addition to the surroundings!)
 
Visit Our World Tuesday to see a variety of other scenes from around the globe.
(and a BIG thank you to the ladies hosting that site)

Wednesday, June 3, 2015

What stories this holds


This charming old cottage, seemingly abandoned in the midst of the Fleurieu Peninsula, caused me to wonder about its former inhabitants and their lives.
I also wondered about what appears to be a huge painting leaning against the outside of the home - had it been on an inside wall? why was it now outside? how was it apparently not damaged by the weather???
(... wished I'd made an effort to ask these questions of locals at the time !!!)

 
. . . and these wonderful gum trees were adjacent to the Ingalalla Waterfall (shown in a previous post) - their rich trunk and bark colours complement the surrounding environment.
 
Linking in with Outdoor Wednesday





Saturday, May 30, 2015

Contemplation


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)
 
 

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