Fairy Stories – Autumn & Winter

I often surprise myself, when and where my inspiration comes from. Earlier in the day a friend of mine posted a couple of bird photos, raven or crow (I prefer ravens but I am not 100% what these are) and I asked if I could ‘steal’ them to play with. Kellye kindly sent me two…

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Winter Outings – Australia Gardens

I felt like I have not left the house for months, I had left a few times for essential things like food and work, but apart from that, we have been self-isolating as much as possible. Parks and various tourist spot were opening to the public (and then being shut again due to high visitor…

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Share your world – 9th June 2020

My weeks seem to be flowing much faster now, or is it just me? I feel like I only just wrote the last SYW and it’s again time for another… Questions: How comfortable are you speaking in front of large groups of people? It’s funny, I used to be terrified, then I forced myself to do…

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Mondays Musings…

Gotta take what opportunities arise right? I have been self-isolating for months, recovering from surgery and hiding from the world. I had to bust out. Yesterday there was a small break in the weather and we headed out to our local gardens. We have been here lots, but maybe not as often as we should.…

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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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Regular Random – Rainbow Lorikeets

On a recent trip to Healesville Sanctuary, about 40kms from Melbourne, I spent a good five minutes with these cheeky Rainbow Lorikeets, so much fun. It’s been so long since I did a #RegularRandom, I thought it was time. I basically stayed in the one spot and followed them, in the tree, on the ground,…

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Regular Random – Birds, Bees & Butterflies

If I add up how much time I spent with each creature, it’s possible it all adds up to five minutes, they are often so quick a minute or so is all you have. These were all taken on a morning stroll in Hamilton Gardens, New Zealand, such a marvellous place to visit – would…

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Spring Outings – Australia Gardens

We’ve been there before, Australia Gardens, in Cranbourne (SE Victoria), this time we went with a different Photography group, as we have been many times we only went to a few selected areas. We visited the area where the birds dominate, in particular, a New England Honeyeater, which was very plentiful. We also visited the…

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Fabulous Friday – Last Rays

Last week I shared an image that won a Special Merit in the Light Space & Time Botanical Comp, this one also received an Hon. Mention. This is the ‘twin’ to another image I entered last year, which also did quite well, same type of bird a Helmeted Honeyeater, and similar blossoms and colouring. I…

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Regular Random – Two Feathered Friends

Got something a little different, but so sweet for this week’s Regular Random. While in Launceston (Tasmania) the other week we were visiting Batman Bridge (No not Batman as in Gotham) we found these two feathered friends. Such an unlikely pair, a chicken and a Peacock (I assume he is a juvenile as he doesn’t…

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