Captured this afternoon on my walk with cat and camera. Banksia flowering in the park.
* Banksia seed pods, the brown one from last year, the grey from previous years. * * The ground littered with Eucalyptus flowers picked by naughty parrots just for something to do. * * The underside of a Eucalyptus flower * * and held in my frozen, gloved hand so you could see it face on. *
* Flowers bloom in all seasons and all around the world, click
on the Logo and be surrounded by fields and bouquets of them.
I have been wanting to post these pictures for a while, our kangaroos look much prettier than Hugh Hefner's bunnies
* and would be ever so useful at Easter time with their deep pockets. * * We have watched them increase over many years until there is a whole mob of them now. Unfortunately, people being what they are, the kangaroos have to live in potective custody. The fence hardly enhances photography being 6' high with mesh that obstructs the lens. * Thanks to all at MY WORLD who facilitate this meme and keep it going week after week.
Driving up our road in the afternoon, I had to hop out of the car and catch these lovely triplets coming down the hill. * * Later that day as evening approached, I nipped out to the garden to supervise the Prof's excavation for a young cherry tree, I dashed back to grab my camera. The sky was gathering some colour. * * The final wave goos night was deidedly spectacular. * * Worth enlarging if you have the time.
Our wonderful SkyWatch team host this great meme for all
A good season, eight years ago, the pond (dam) in the park is full to the brim and overflowing to feed our winter creek.
* Same pond six years later, dry as a bone. No habitat for waterbirds to breed and certainly no swimming hole for our visiting grandchildren.
This is from last year with a pair of wood ducks hoping for a sufficient food source to raise a family on. At present, and we are in our rainy season, there is even less water in it. It looks like we are heading for another green drought when there is enough rain to green up the pastures but no run off or deep watering to ensure the health of trees. We are already in our eigth year of drought and a number of deep wells have dried up. . .the times they are a changin'. * * All photos enlargee for more detail.
Thanks to 2sweetnsaxy we can show off some water if we have it.
Ancient as time, favourite tree: the oak, animal: the wolf, flower: Anemone hepatica, place: a forest near water.Bird: too numerous to name,camera permanently grafted to hand, lover of light, nature, the sea, mountains, deserts,all forests, musing on the essence of being,loving all things great and small, caring for this wonderful planet of ours.