Saturday, 30 October 2010

Nature the Artist

Friday, 29 October 2010

Thursday, 28 October 2010

Wednesday, 27 October 2010

Tuesday, 26 October 2010

Spring Flowers

Monday, 25 October 2010

Love is in the Air

Thursday, 21 October 2010

Wednesday, 13 October 2010

Tuesday, 12 October 2010

Yellow-tailed Black Cockatoos’ Handiwork

I thought you might like to see some of the Yellow-tailed Black Cockatoos’ handiwork:

Monday, 11 October 2010

At a Bend in the Driveway

LOOKING TOWARD THE ROAD
The drought has broken. For the first time in years, the dams are full and everything is so green and lush that you’d be forgiven for thinking it was another region.

I took these two photos standing at a bend in our driveway: one looking down the drive toward the road, the other looking up the drive toward the house. If I remember, I’ll repeat the photos at the height of summer.

LOOKING TOWARD THE HOUSE

Saturday, 9 October 2010

Pacific Gulls (Coffin Bay SA)

From the archives: May 2009 Coffin Bay, South Australia

Juvenile Pacific Gull
Adult Pacific Gull


Friday, 8 October 2010

Yellow-tailed Black Cockatoos



 A family of Yellow-tailed Black Cockatoos arrived this week and proceeded to decimate our wattle trees to get at the wood-boring grubs deep in the branches and trunks.

Thursday, 7 October 2010

Pink and Grey Galahs

Wednesday, 6 October 2010

Eucalyptus Flowers


Like many related plants, the conspicuous parts of the flowers of the majority of the species are the stamens, the male parts of the flowers. These surround the central stigma which arises from the flower's ovary. In Eucalyptus and Corymbia the petals and stamens are fused into a cap called an operculum which covers the flowers at the bud stage. As the flower opens the cap is shed. It is, in fact, the operculum which gives Eucalyptus its name (eu, well and calyptos covered). –  Australian Native Plants Society

Tuesday, 5 October 2010

Monday, 4 October 2010

Friday, 1 October 2010