Tuesday, October 10, 2017

Paracombe outing


Thought it was about time I got back to posting on my blog - the stuff of life has distracted me recently!  (but I don't feel too guilty as I see others have had similar experiences) ..

Had a couple of photo-shoot outings this week through Paracombe (in the Adelaide foothills of the Mt Lofty Ranges)



Pear orchards . . . .

Growth on the edge of the road


Looking across the valley to Mt Lofty

a marvellous lagoon en route

Broom bush (I think!)

... and this beautiful blossom was on a tree at the edge of the pear orchard and I have no idea at all what it might be !












I look forward to playing "catch up" with my fellow bloggers' posts.
Whatever part of the world you live in, I pray that you will be safe and continue to share the beauty of your region with us all.

Linking up with Lady Fi and the team at Our World Tuesday

Monday, July 24, 2017

Pomegranate


Back through the archives for this one - taken around this time last year.
It is an open Pomegranate.


Friday, July 21, 2017

Tomorrow's promise


Another glorious sky viewed from Comox on Vancouver Island in British Columbia, Canada in February this year.
 
Praying for the safety of all those affected by the fires in this gorgeous Province.
 
Linking up with Skywatch Friday and thanking our hosts

Saturday, July 15, 2017

Ducking out

After a busy week I decided to "duck" outdoors with my trusty Nikon, notwithstanding forecast rain. Apart from an initial deluge (thankfully before I left the car!) and a subsequent brief shower, it was a delightful and invigorating couple of hours spent in Morialta Falls park in the Adelaide Hills.
Won't you join me on the journey?
 

 
 
Usually a bird lover, I have to say this particular species is not in the least endearing to me - the Noisy Miner is an aggressive creature not frightened of attacking birds much larger than itself and invading territories occupied by the smaller, sweeter birds




Morialta Falls - not spectacular, but at least the water is flowing !

A Crimson Rosella having a feast
 
 
Having just experienced the second driest June on record, it was wonderful to see the waters flowing in the creek







Hope you enjoyed this glimpse of Adelaide's north-east and wishing you all a safe and happy weekend.

Linking up with Our World Tuesday





Friday, July 7, 2017

Comox Estuary

Taken back in March this year - this spot is on the edge of the Estuary between Comox and Courtenay on Vancouver Island, BC, Canada
 

Contributing to James' Weekend Reflection

Saturday, June 24, 2017

Cameron Lake


Beautiful Cameron Lake out of Port Alberni on Vancouver Island,
British Columbia, Canada
 
Linking up once again with James' Weekend Reflection
(thank you James for hosting)


Saturday, June 3, 2017

A Winter's day

Adelaide's winter began on 1 June and it was the coldest start to the season in 70 years!
(overnight 2.9C and daytime max of 15C)
Today it climbed to 17C and was an absolutely splendiferous day -
slightly crisp air with blue skies, but the sun still made its presence felt.
 
Again, it was too good a day to spend indoors (notwithstanding I have a couple of computing and photographic deadlines looming), so mid afternoon I visited a nearby park for a walk with my Nikon and was duly rewarded!
 
 
 

What a treat to catch this sweet Jenny Wren - they are usually so flighty I find it hard to spot one, never mind get a shot in focus!


Wishing you all a wonderful weekend as I link up with James'

Saturday, May 13, 2017

Twice the bird

A glorious day tempted me outside and away from my computer yesterday; with camera and tripod I drove to a nearby area I pass often on the way to a friend's home at Oakden.
What a delight to discover there is more than one lake adjacent to the coffee shop and an abundance of birdlife.
 
Here a Pelican and Ibis share the area

 . . . and here is one section of a lake
 

This Pelican was doing contortions during its preening process!
 

  while here was one of a multitude of Ibis
 

 The Pelican seems to be admiring himself in the water
 
 . . . and the preening continues (the red reflection is of someone walking by on the adjacent bank)
 



 
I so love these giant birds with their unseemly gait on land but graceful flight in the air!
 
Linking up with James' Weekend Reflection


 
 

Tuesday, May 9, 2017

More snow

I couldn't help getting carried away taking shots of my snow-laden surrounds on Vancouver Island in March this year (it being a rarity in Adelaide, South Australia - my usual place of residence).
 

 The entrance to Salish Park

 Taken through the window but it still conveys, I believe, a sense of the magical atmosphere at night
 
 



 


 
This reminded me of an Alpine scene!




 Linking up with Susan at Outdoor Wednesday


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