Regular Random – Bearded Iris

My Bearded iris is just starting to bloom, so one sunny Saturday morning I went out with my camera, the pup Dexter decided to follow along and see what I was doing. I managed to capture a few images before he decided to start sniffing the blooms…and then bite it! Honestly, silly dog. So my…

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The Grampians – Day 2

We rose early and after a quick bite of breakfast in the motel, we drove to Silverband Falls and walked to 1.6km trek. It was a little chilly that early in the morning, but a nice easy walk and some lovely sunshine. It was so quiet and peaceful, we pretty much had the place to…

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Our S.A. coastal adventure – day 6 part 1

Day 6 Another early pre-dawn start to shoot sunrise at Remarkable Rocks in Flinders Chase National Park, driving in these areas can be dangerous with Kangaroos, wallabies and Cape Barron Geese continually bounding across the roads in the dark, many animals have been sadly hit, thankfully no one in our group hit any, not only…

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Our S.A. coastal adventure – day 5 part 4

After already having quite a day out, we then proceeded to drive down to Seal Bay for our Sea Lion guided tour on the beach. It was about one hour long and quite good, there were a few sea lions, mostly asleep on the sand, not quite as good as Cape Palliser in New Zealand,…

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Our S.A. coastal adventure – day 5 part 1

Day 5 A quick breakfast and packed up before heading off for another of our private tours at the Raptor Domain. The beauty of travelling in groups like this is we can often arrange a private tour, exhibit or cruise just to ourselves. There were 18 of us, enough for private groups, but not too…

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Our S.A. coastal adventure – day 4

Day 4 We rose early (before dawn) only to realise I had left my handbag, wallet and car keys at the pub…great start to the holiday. Feeling like such an idiot and so sick to my stomach and not sure what to do, no-one was of course at the pub that early in the morning,…

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Regular Random – Echidna

Leaving in Australia, we have some rather strange animals, not seen anywhere else in the world, sure we have koalas (not bears), kangaroos and wombats, but one rarely seen, even by a native Aussie is the echidna, akin to a spiny anteater. Echidnas are medium-sized, solitary mammals covered with coarse hair and spines. Spines and fur of an echidna Superficially, they resemble…

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Our S.A. coastal adventure – day 1

Many months ago, we were invited to share a journey with some photography friends to Kangaroo Island (KI), off the South Australian coast, of course, we said yes. We have had a few adventures with these photography friends and they are always so much fun. There is so much to see, do and explore in…

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Winter Outings – Kira’s visit to the beach

We do not have any actual grandchildren, neither of my daughters plan on any, any time soon. But we do have Grand Fur Babies…it sounds a little silly, but we do dote on them, Dexter is technically my Daughter’s Dog, not mine…but he does not seem to agree. Kira belongs to my Daughter and Son-in-law,…

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Mid-Winter Escape – Brisbane

I have not seen my daughter and son-in-law in quite a while and sure we talk online and on the phone, but ask any Mum whose baby lives well away from home, it’s just not the same. I needed some facetime. Her birthday was coming up and we decided it might be fun to surprise…

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