Yesterday we went on a whale watching tour and enjoyed over three hours sailing in Geographe Bay, Indian Ocean. The brochure highlighted that around 35,000 whales migrate through the Bay each year on their journey to Antarctica.This includes Humpback, Southern Right, The Blue and Killer whales. But … There were none to be seen yesterday! We were heading back to the Port when a pod of dolphins followed the charter boat for a short time. […]
As we were relaxing and eating lunch today my husband pointed outside and said “snake”. At first I thought he was joking. We do get an assortment of creatures passing by our patio. I got up and had a look and sure enough, it WAS a tiger snake! Once that thought registered I stood for a moment looking at it – it was quite beautiful really, in a reptilian sort of way! I even went […]
We went to Augusta yesterday. It is only an hour’s drive from home. It was a nice spot but we decided to come home after one night. I took some snaps of the character features in the cottage we stayed in. They should have mentioned the loo was outside – a big oversight in the advertising. The location was lovely so we may go back to Augusta again but next time we’ll make sure it […]
Over the last few months several magpies have been dropping in to our back garden for a visit and a snack. Sometimes they just hung out there not even looking for food. I took these photos a couple of weeks ago and I am glad I did as we have hardly seen them since. But of course! It is spring and there are more important things to do! Today I sat outside in the sunshine […]
I am taking part in BirdLife Australia’s Beach-nesting Birds Project. I have been allocated an area of beach to monitor along with another woman (see map below). This morning I did my second monitoring visit looking for the elusive Western Hooded Plover (pictured below). These delightful creatures nest directly on the beach or the nearby dunes and their nests are susceptible to being stepped on by people or damaged by dogs. They are so well […]
I received a lovely bunch of flowers the other day (thanks Tom) and took some snaps so that I can enjoy them for an extended time :-).
It is Australia Day (some say Straya) on 26 January so I am expressing aspects of being Australian, including my love of Outback Australia and some of our native species. Sorry I didn’t have any kangaroos handy. I have also included photos depicting my Irish and Scottish ancestry.
WordPress Daily Post: What was the last picture you took? Tell us the story behind it. (No story behind the photo? Make one up, or choose the last picture you took that had one.) Well I must say I am really intrigued by this photo. I took it with my Supereyes microscope. It is a magnified image of a tiny flower from a chilli plant. I have never seen anything quite like it before. I […]
Yellow is plentiful in nature – when we look for it.