Hello again 🙂 The weather has turned very cold in the last day or so which isn’t surprising – our official start of winter is this coming Thursday and winter pruning starts this week at work. The image today is from last summer which I found when looking for something else in the chaotic mess that is my hard drive and I realised I haven’t posted a black and white image for a long time! I’m a little behind on my reader but am catching up. Hope you enjoy 🙂
Hello again everyone 🙂 My harvest at work went very well – a good tonnage of very clean fruit which is now in the care of the skilled winery guys. As you can imagine, I haven’t had a lot of time to take images but I did get to visit Duneira Estate today which is is now in full autumn glory today. A wonderful site to visit 🙂 This image is a double exposure taken ‘in camera’ of a full transition of autumn colour from green through to red 🙂
It’s been a hot start to February here whilst some of you are freezing before the seasons start to turn! One morning this week saw very heavy fog as the overnight temperature got really quite cool (6C) before another hot day. At sunrise I was delighted to find many insects waiting for the warmth of the sun to get dry and moving – this tiny butterfly (wingspan of 2 cm) is called a common grass blue. I hope you enjoy, click in for a larger image. 🙂
A big hello to everyone 🙂 It’s been 7 months since I last posted anything on my blog and I can see things have changed a lot on WP – I’m still getting my head around it! I hope everyone is well and I look forward to catching up with you all in time.
My first post for 2017 is of a juvenile rabbit enjoying the shelter of the shade on a very hot afternoon a few weeks ago. Click in for a larger view.
This tiny toadstool standing in front of a much larger one that had been knocked over in a shaft of sunlight caught my attention. I love the rhythm of nature – as one falls, something else emerges in it’s place to take advantage of the energy of the sun.
I took this image in the pine forest – it was very dark and as I ‘oohed and aahed’ at the fungi, I spotted this beautiful spider web catching the light in a shaft of sun. It reminded me of a dream catcher – hence a ‘light catcher’ 🙂
Yesterday I visited a wonderful garden filled with many northern hemisphere specimens – I don’t know what this tree was but the trunk and bark where wonderful! A macro abstract of this ‘eye’ in the trunk which made me think of a Dragon’s eye… 🙂
The weather has continued to be very wet, cold and miserable this last week with some of the strongest winds I’ve seen since last summer so no photo opportunities 😦 I saw this heron early in the morning looking for a meal when we went to Anglesea for the day at the start of last month. Click on the image for a better view.
This was a funny bird (and it’s mate) that followed us around a reservoir the other week. The Kookaburra is part of the Kingfisher family with it’s name coming from the Wiradjuri language. They have an amazing call – on my first visit here, many years ago, it reminded me of monkeys even though I knew there were no monkeys in Australia, but it was 5 am in a new country – hey?!!
Now it makes me think of rain coming 🙂
I do occasionally get to see Koalas in the wild but they are generally very high up and asleep during the day! This one was at Melbourne Zoo – I like the peaceful and wise expression it has 🙂