Friday, 26 April 2013

Skywatch Friday, White Corellas Heading Home

Every morning and every evening a large flock of white corellas do a fly by over my house. I was looking for a suitable sky pic and thought I would wait for the birds to go home to roost for the night.

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Thursday, 25 April 2013

Fridays Fences

Todays fence pic was taken today when we took a drive out into the country. There are many spots around our area that we have yet to see, so we started to investigate probable walk trails and picnic areas. By the time we arrived at the Mount Matilda Walk Trail it was late afternoon and time did not permit us to attack the walk.  Being a 7 klm walk we would need to start off in the early morning to take advantage of the cooler weather. We then drove up to Mount O'Brien to take in some wonderful views over the countryside below. The colours of the countryside change dramatically once we get some winter rains and various crops, but for today, yellow, orange  and red dirt is all we get. Linking with

A dilapadated fence dividing the walk trail from farmland
A view from Mt O'Brien looking across farmland to Lake Hinds, a salt lake

Monday, 22 April 2013

Yellow Hibiscus

A short while ago whilst hanging out my washing this yellow hibiscus flower in my garden  caught my eye. That would be  a nice contribution to Monday Mellow Yellows I thought,  so inside I came to get my camera.
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Saturday, 20 April 2013

Weekend Reflections @ Lake Wanaka NZ

This weekends contribution was taken last year on our trip in the South Island of New Zealand. The road followed along the shores of Lake Wanaka. A clear sunny morning was ideal for taking reflections on the Lake.
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Thursday, 18 April 2013

My New Home Town

Yesterday, I had a lady call by and invite me along to the opening day of the new golf season. I was planning on having a hit in a few weeks but since she made the effort to invite me along I accepted her invitation and had a wonderful time, even though it was a rather hot day. I was readily accepted into the club and met a lot of warm hearted people. That is the feeling I have had since moving here, everyone has been very welcoming. In a smallish town you expect people to be very clicky, but that is not the case here. Needless to say I feel as if I belong here already. I doubt that I will get bored as we have had invites to join in at the golf club, bowling club, Friday night pub dinners , CWA and Community clean up day. 

These beautiful iceberg roses are in the park
Garden beds like these are tended by volunteers

Sunday, 14 April 2013

Shadow Shot Sunday

These shadows are from the Boranup Karri Forest on Caves Road near Karridale  in Western Australias South West. It is breathtakingingly beautiful when you hit this spot in the road. The famous Margaret River wine region is close by and the drive along Caves Road is highly recommended.

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Friday, 12 April 2013

Fridays Fences

Today's Fence is mine. Let's say it is a work in progress. It is nothing special, just an old fashioned wire fence. Since moving in here we have started to make some difference. The front yard is now what I would call acceptable. A lot better than what it was after being vacant for around 2 years.There is still a lot of work to do but at least things have been tidied up. I have quite a bit of planting to do to fill in gaps but at the moment I am playing a waiting game to see what is coming up from self seeding. Eventually we would like to replace this old wire fence but for now I shall just call is rustic, or should that be rusty.   
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Skywatch Friday

Snapped this sky on the way home from a visit to Northam on Wednesday. I just loved how the suns rays fanned out from the cloud.
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Saturday, 6 April 2013

All Is Revealed

A close up of the first flower to open, I still don't know the name of these bulbs.

Wednesday, 3 April 2013

Still Growing

By this morning my bulb flowers had increased in size a bit more. I am going down to Perth tomorrow so by the time I get back on Saturday they should be a lot bigger.

Tuesday, 2 April 2013

Growing Before My Very Eyes

As I returned from my morning walk I spotted these bulbs poking through the bare sand in my new front yard. They looked like a lollipop poking out of the ground. I have seen these before but I do not know the name of them. They come up very much like the Naked Ladies, a flower spike and when this dies down the foliage appears.  These have a much larger flower. I guarantee you I could spot the difference in growth from 9 am this morning till I I took a further photo around 5pm. By tomorrow they should be a decent size. If anyone knows what they are called please share. Since we had some rain last week all sorts of little seedlings are appearing in my bare garden beds. It will be a surprise to see what comes to life. We have managed a little clearing of the front yard, little by little, Rome wasn't built in a day.

9 am in sunlight
5pm in shade