A short stay at Jurien Bay

We recently enjoyed four nights staying at Jurien Bay (around 440km north of Busselton where we live) on the West coast of Australia. The weather was good as was the company. It took us about six hours with coffee breaks and going around Perth rather than through it!

Cervantes is close to Jurien and is well known for The Lobster Shack so a visit there was essential.

The view from the Shack was pretty good too!

We started off sitting here but the sun was a bit warm so we retreated to the shade.

Some other pics of our stay. These are from Green Head; a short drive north of Jurien.

Spring Wildflowers

I visited a local reserve (area of natural bushland) today. It was so much better than I anticipated. My aim was to take close-up photos of flowers. I still have lots to learn about using my DSLR camera but about 50% of the photos came out okay. Better luck next time!

Here are some images of the native vegetation. Much of it is quite unique to South Western Australia.

Here is a link from Wikipedia about Xanthorrhoea (featured in the photo above).

A few more orchids

I still have lots of orchids from last weekend’s Show to share. I hope you enjoy them :). I am learning more about photography and thinking about getting a macro filter (rather than a macro lens) as I love taking close ups. Any suggestions would be welcome.

Day 5 of 7 days of 7 photos

I decided to divert from the flower theme of the last few days. Today I took a photo of one of my favourites – a cup and saucer I bought at Westminster Abbey gift shop in 2008. It was my first ever trip to London and I was in love with the history and architecture. I am also a fan of miniatures and fine china. It all came together in the gift shop where I bought four of these with different designs.

Day 3 of 7 photos in 7 days

Well, I headed out with my camera this morning hoping to get some shots of wildflowers. They were a bit hard to find given that it is still Winter. Anyway I took some pics of tiny flowers only to find that I left the SD card in my computer – so NO photos!

When I got home I asked my neighbour if I could take some photos of the flowers in her front garden and she kindly agreed. So here we are: