Saturday, 24 October 2015

I Say, Madam

This window display in a Wellington, New Zealand Boutique certainly grabbed my attention.
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Friday, 23 October 2015

Pink For Global Illumination

The Wongan Hills Water Tower has been lit up pink to raise funds for Breast Cancer as part of Global Illumination. The idea is to light up a building or landmark, raising funds along the way. Our small town raised, I believe $20,000 to be donated. The tower was built in 1913 to supply the  trains with water. A few years ago it was reinforced as it was in danger of toppling over.
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By Day

By Night, now transformed pink, and yes it does have a lean to it.

The sun setting behind the hills

Monday, 19 October 2015

Flame Grevillea

These magnificent grevilleas are now flowering along roadsides throughout the Western Australian  Wheatbelt now. With the good heavy rainfall we had during August they are flowering more proficiently than in previous years. Grevillea Excelsior is commonly known as the Flame Grevillea
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Saturday, 17 October 2015

Visitors to Town

I was on duty at the Visitors Centre on Thursday when I spotted these visitors trotting down the main street. Luckily for me they did a quick turnaround to talk to someone on the footpath and it gave me time to race out and quickly grab my small camera which I keep in  the glovebox of my car. Just goes to show, always keep your camera ready as you don't know what will suddenly appear. I was quite a distance away and used all my 8 x zoom so apologies for the quality of the shots.
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Saturday, 10 October 2015

Picton NZ

Whilst waiting for the Inter Islander Ferry to travel to Wellington in the North Island we were entertained by a couple of seals frolicking around the Picton Marina.   I also managed a few reflections  in the beautiful water of The Marlborough Sounds.
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Leaving the Marina and Picton behind
A beautiful shimmer of sunlight on the Sounds

Once we reached the open waters of Cook Straight the sea changed quickly 

By the time we reached Wellington the beautiful sunny sky had been replaced with dark clouds and rain

Monday, 5 October 2015

Through My Lens

The wildflowers in my region have been quite spectacular so far this spring. These are but a few of the many species found in Wongan Hills on my recent walks. Unfortunately, I can't put a name to them all.
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Donkey Orchid

Leptospermum (tea tree) 

 Cow Slip Orchids

 Flowering Gum
 Pink Pokers
 Prickly Toothbrush Grevillea

Saturday, 3 October 2015

Weekend Reflections

Fremantle Fishing Boat Harbour by night. A wonderful spot for an old Aussie favourite tea of fish and chips. Linking today with Weekend Reflections