This morning I had a lovely walk on the beach with friends then came back to Jetty Road, Brighton for a tasty Bruschetta and cool drink. Although it looks quiet in this photo it was actually buzzing.
Yesterday I heard a different bird call and went outside to investigate. I couldn’t see the little bird but my eye suddenly caught this Kookaburra, I thought from the shape of the lizard’s head it was a Gecko, one of my favourites. Later when I looked at the image on the monitor I realized it was a young Blue Tongue. I was disappointed it was now an ex-Blue Tongue but was happy to know young ones were obviously about.
A seat is provided here just for reflection. The fountain is a memorial to the “Stolen Generation“. At the top is a carrying dish called a Coolamon and it represents all the babies and children taken from their parents on the presumption they would have a “better life” in white man’s culture. The faces represent all the family members mourning the loss of their children and the flowing water represents the tears which flowed from everyone affected.
It is a very special place to sit and reflect. You can find more information here: http://www.mitchamcouncil.sa.gov.au/page.aspx?u=1249
I think this was the Swan Song for my Canon 350D, I wanted to try and get some better photos without the awful reflections but the camera has just stopped working. It didn’t respond to a fresh battery so I’ve shut it away in the cupboard. If it doesn’t come back to life I won’t be weeping and wailing, the dust on the sensor and now hot pixels have been spoiling my enjoyment.
At the moment the Grey Box Trees are flowering all around our house and thee is an absolute cacophony from all the Rainbow Lorikeets and Musk Lorikeets feeding on the blossoms. Getting photos of the Musk Lorikeets have proved difficult, when they’re actually eating they are usually half hidden by blossoms and move very quickly from one part of the tree to another. Today they were in some lower branches and I managed to get a few good shots.
I spent today trying to get a photo that matched today’s criteria, ” post a photo which is not what it seems to be” but just couldn’t get anything I was happy with so am using some I took a while a ago.
This front end loader was probably still usable until a big Gum Tree dropped a branch on it and now an Olive Tree has taken root between the arms of the scoop.
The photo below was taken last year and whenever I see vehicles like this I always wonder what was the final straw, the thing that meant the owner just gave up on it and walked away.