" A photo is a return ticket to a moment in time"

Tuesday, 20 September 2016

aged by time and the elements .......




This delicate camellia bloom aged and water-logged
had fallen onto the base of a tree trunk
Although there were bushes all around
covered in beautiful  fresh vibrant blooms - I loved this one
with the dappled sun alighting on it's rustic soft tones









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Friday, 16 September 2016

cherry blossom time ........



Piccadilly in the Adelaide Hills  ~

wonderful old cherry trees
heralding the start of Spring


"Loveliest of trees, the cherry now
is hung with bloom, along the bough"
                                                                                            A.E. Housman  1887







Monday, 29 August 2016

golden wattle and a little lost duck ....




 acacia - pycnantha

 while walking around Laratinga Lake on the weekend
I noticed that our Australian Floral Emblem  - the Golden Wattle
was in full flower - such a pretty sight in our scrubland areas




this little Pacific-Black duckling had lost his Mum
and was paddling around and around in circles
I later found Mum with her other brood at the end of the lake
so hopefully at the end of the day they were all united





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Thursday, 25 August 2016

Blanchetown ........


~ Blanchetown  River Murray  ~

late afternoon skies reflected over our state's
 longest and largest water-way







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Monday, 22 August 2016

Meandering around Mawson Lakes .....





 ~psephotus haematonotus  ~

I spotted this colourful little red-rumped parrot munching out on seeds and grasses
while on a photo shoot in and around the Mawson Lakes area.

The male is easily identified by his bright red-rump feathers



although they are quite common in my area
I have never lost the wonder of finding a cluster of these
little gems feeding under shrubbery
or seeing their little heads bobbing up and down
whilst feeding amongst green grassy pastures

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because of their sedentary lifestyle
and the fact that they feed low to the ground
many of these birds fall victim to domestic cats










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Monday, 15 August 2016

Foraging for Fungi ........



photographing fungi isn't the easiest thing to do
 it literally means getting down and getting dirty AND wet !! 

These pics were taken in our lovely Adelaide Hills
with touches of autumnal gold still hanging on
adding a welcome touch of warmth to the damp and dismal hill-scape










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Friday, 12 August 2016

Misty Morning ......


~ misty morning over Sydney Harbour ~

this pic was taken recently from the ferry
making it's way out to Watson's Bay
with the harbour bridge and city-scape faintly visible
in the far distance

Perfect weather for sailing !!
but this intrepid sailor was more than happy
to have my feet firmly planted
on ferme terra. 



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Monday, 8 August 2016

Almond Blossom Time .......




 I've finally returned to Adelaide after a wonderful extended holiday
travelling around Italy and France in time to
enjoy our pretty Blossom-Time season here in South Australia

These pics were taken in the heritage rich township of Willunga
a 50km drive south of our city-centre where every year
they hold an "Almond Blossom Festival"






prunus dulcis  ~





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Tuesday, 14 June 2016

Cinque Terra ......



~  Vernazza  ~

Steps steps and more steps !!
in the delightful area of Cinque-Terra of northern Italy.
Five little villages which connect by walking tracks
threading their way along steep cliff faces
with the most amazing views and such a delight
to arrive in this pretty village of Vernazza



in case you're wondering - this pic is of beach-clothes
hung out to dry from window to window
a very familiar sight which added colour to our trek



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Sunday, 5 June 2016

Arrivederci Roma .......




Rome is such a warm busy metropolis  - with it's wonderful wealth of history, architecture
and a multitude of spaghetti coloured buildings

If you keep your eyes peeled - you can find the sweetest little treasures
like this aged bell tarnished by time and the elements
but all the more lovelier for it.





     





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