Rainbow Lorikeets

These cute little guys have been playing in the front and backyard, they really love the red bottle brush trees…called Rainbow Lorikeets, had a ball watching and capturing them with a loaned Tamron 70-300mm lens…life does has it perks, but boy am I missing that lens. ~ Julz

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Spring in the back garden

Playing in the backyard in sunny Spring afternoon, I had a pair of crows come to visit, who took a great interest in the dogs and the dogs them. Also had some more Rainbow Lorikeets. I loved the light and the sense of just being at peace and one with the garden, the birds and…

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Spring Outings – Frog Hollows Part 3

Yesterday I too you back to Frog Hollows, a lovely little wetland about 5km from my house. Being spring there were quite a few babies around, I became quite enamoured with these duckling and their Mumma (I assume), she had quite the hand full…there were 11 ducklings. I went back the next day hoping for…

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Spring Outings – Frog Hollows Part 2

Yesterday I introduced you to Frog Hollows, a lovely little wetland about 5km from my house. Bridges and walking tracks and three separate wetland areas. Today I am going to share the far pond, which is partially under the freeway! You would certainly never know it. I was quite fond of the black swan and…

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Spring Outings – Frog Hollows Part 1

Following on from our visit to the Botanic Gardens last week, this week we journeyed to the out limits of our 5km exclusion zone and visited Frog Hollows. I had been lent a new lens to test and I needed something with a bit of distance and room to test out this big boy (well…

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Spring Outings – Wilson Botanic Gardens Part 4

After wandering through the rose garden, the lily pond and the lake, which also has an amphitheatre, where is Summer they screen movies for family picnics, we used to take the kids sometimes. We ended up in the gazebo area, such a pretty spot. That’s about it for Wilson Botanic Gardens, I do hope you…

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Spring Outings – Wilson Botanic Gardens Part 3

Visiting our local Wilson Botanical Gardens we strolled around the lilly pond, the rose garden and of course the lake, which used to be an old quarry. There is not much that remains, but one old set of pylons. The lake is home to hundreds of turtles and ducks and varied other water fowl too,…

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Spring Outings – Wilson Botanic Gardens Part 2

We managed to visit our local Botanic Gardens on the weekend. It’s really the only one within the 5km we are allowed to travel, not our favourite local, it’s more of a dog walkers spot than anything, but it’s all we’re currently allowed. So we took the cameras for a walk instead of the dogs!…

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Spring Outings – Wilson Botanic Gardens Part 1

I can’t go far, but I did manage to get out last weekend to the Rose Garden and Wilson Botanic Gardens, my daughter was actually married in the gardens and we did lots of photos in the rose garden. We are still only allowed to travel 5kms and only for maximum 2-hours per day, but…

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Spring bees…

Technically honey bees are not native to Australia, we do have our own blue banded bees, but I don’t think I have actually ever seen one up close. Supposedly our natives don’t sting…or is that an urban myth? Anyway, honey bees are a lovely sight and perform such a big job. Before we changed our…

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