Monday, May 7, 2012

OUR WORLD - North from Orroroo

Isn't Orroroo a great name for a town? I just love the way it rolls 
off the tongue. Here we filled up on expensive petrol and I 
stupidly left my best sunglasses at the petrol station as we 
headed for the hills.


One of those glorious views to the jagged teeth of Wilpena Pound
 clad in vivid blue.


It was on our agenda on the way back, for now, we were heading
to one of my favourite places on this earth, Wirrealpa Station. 


A mountain range we had to pass through to get to the other side.
We navigated 42 creek crossings that had been rushing torrents
after the rains some weeks ago. It was really rough with sharp
and jagged rocks in the floodways.


Arrived at the cottage we stayed at at Wirrealpa, we were greeted
by this little two and a half inch gecko on the outside of the
bathroom window. Later we found them inside as well and were
very appreciative of their efforts in eliminating mosquitos.


Sunrise next morning lit up the trees along Wirrealpa Creek and
the hills in the distance,


as well as the meat house encased in fly-screen where whole
carcasses once hung to feed the substantial workforce.


The last three pictures were taken from our cottage. Birds at 
the same location will follow tomorrow.



35 comments:

  1. After reading your introduction to this post, I just had to say the name Orroroo. Yes, it does roll off the tongue. Beautiful images and trip Arija. That gecko looks like a jeweled brooch! These poor creatures (full-up in EA) don't survive indoors with my cats who are avid hunters! Hope you're keeping well.Blessings, Jo

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  2. Unendliche Weite, blaue Berge und vieles mehr, sehr schön...

    Grüsse aus der Schweiz

    Hans-Peter

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  3. beautiful scenery! the blue layers of the mountains is wonderful!

    i liked the shot of the gecko behind the glass!

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  4. Great post, wonderful trip and superb captures, Arija! I, too, had to say the name Orroroo and it does indeed roll off the tongue! Love the gecko! Thanks as always for sharing with us! I hope you have a wonderful week and that things are going well!

    Sylvia

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  5. Gorgeous! The Wirrealpa Creek area reminds me a lot of the southern Arizona desert. Love the jeweled gecko.

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  6. Orroroooooooooooo!

    Good golly, look at the blues in that mountain range. And I thought the gecko was mural art!

    Tsup!

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  7. very beautiful pics. wonderful warm light :)

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  8. Great post; looking forward to tomorrow. Boom & Gary of the Vermilon River, Canada.

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  9. What a lovely place and name. Looks like it would be full of critters and birds. Neat capture of the gecko. Thanks for sharing, have a great week ahead.

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  10. These are such beautiful scenes. I'm not sure how much I would appreciate a Gecko in my living quarters. :)

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  11. I've forgotten how beautiful those ranges are in the soft light ... no wonder artists love to paint them. Yes Orroroo rolls of the tongue beautifully ... what a pity about your sunglasses Arija ..Drat!!

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  12. My favourite kind of scenery.Favourite time - the fresh, still mornings before the baking heat of day sets in. Those very important rains aside, it would be lovely this time of year though. Enjoying your posts so much!

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  13. Great pics. I have pictures of the beach to share this week.

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  14. Glorious shots Arija, of a stunning part of South Australia. Love those gecko's and what an effective, artistic shot of it! Thanks for sharing your journey with us.

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  15. The landscapes are so beautiful. I love the colors and scenery. The cottage looks like a delightful place to stay.

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  16. Love the gecko. And yes, would also welcome such an environmentally sound mosquito eradicator.
    Your photos made me smell the air, and remember times gone by. Thank you.
    And I am really looking forward to your bird post tomorrow.

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  17. Beautiful views of those blue mountains.

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  18. Stunning Arija!
    I love the views and the Gecko... ;-))
    Greetings from Holland,
    Anna :-))

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  19. I too had to say the word Orroroo several times and I am betting that you "r" roll sounds a whole lot better than my own;') I hope you went back to get those sunglasses. It looks like you are still enjoying some outings. Hugs Arija~

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  20. gorgeous place. I woudl have loved being there with you. And the gecko, different as it looks like gravel. A good worker though as it seems. :)

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  21. That gecko is a great shot! Simple as that!

    Stewart M - Melbourne

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  22. The landscape, the mountains...all so beautiful! Looking forward to seeing your birds tomorrow.

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  23. des beaux paysages, cela donne envie de prendre la route

    Publicity ;o) Every Friday (and the Weekend), The Challenge "Walk In The Street Photography"

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  24. There are many beautiful photos. I enjoyed them very much. I went to Australia two times. I want to go there one more time in a future.

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  25. You are right that Orroroo has a luxurious feel under the tongue :) Loved the Gecko! The warm light over your scenery shots really brought out the beauty of the landscape. Fascinating look at your piece of the world!

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  26. Arija, what a wonderful adventure! I love the gecko through the glass!

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  27. The silhouettes of blue of the mountain range is so delightful.

    The gecko looks like a mosaic tile, very well captured!

    I saw your bird photos, and they are just so pretty!

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  28. You do have the best place names ever! And well actually some of the best places ever to go along with the names!

    The gecko on the glass looks like a sculpture....they do a great job don't they?

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  29. I too like all the cool names Arija. What a marvelous trip and thank you again for all the awesome pictures.

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  30. Amazing scenery.The buildings in the last invite you to explore further.

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  31. What beautiful scenery. The mountains just complete the scene.
    I love the gecko shot too!

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  32. Oh wow! The gecko loos like a mosaic! Tsup!

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  33. All shots are beautiful but the gecko is amazing! Great capture.

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