Tuesday, 29 December 2015

The Road Ahead

Over the Christmas break we fancied a drive to the beach. The closest beach to us is about 200 klms away. Morning tea and lunch was packed as there is nothing much open in the country, especially on a public holiday. Most of the photos in this collection were taken through the windscreen  so they are not the best quality, but come for a drive with me to The Coast.
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Our Western Australian Christmas Trees (Nutsia Floribunda) dotted the roadside


What remains of a kangaroo on the road. The birds and foxes clean up the carcass in no time.


Dry paddocks everywhere. Wheat harvesting is now over

A little stop by the side of the road at Badgingarra, where we found what looks like a great walking trail for wildflowers in the spring



 
Oh look, I can see the sea

It was oh so windy , the water was very choppy



No, I am not completely out of focus, sand was being whipped up from the dunes and across the road

Heading home we stopped at this lovely Wandoo Reserve for a cuppa



More Christmas Trees
 
Stumpy, some bright spark dressed this tree stump in some work gear and gave him a face.
 

Friday, 18 December 2015

Skywatching

Last Saturday night we had our annual Street Party and what a great sunset we had to get  the night  under way.  Linking with Skywatch Friday
 
 
 
 




Saturday, 12 December 2015

Streaky Bay, SA

Whilst in South Australia recently we had lunch at a little caf√© overlooking beautiful Streaky Bay. Laying under the jetty out of the sun was this oldish looking seal who by the look of him has survived one or two shark attacks in his day. His injuries look as though they are healing.  I wasn't that  game to get too close to him, as I know they can move pretty quickly when they are disturbed.
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Tuesday, 8 December 2015

Hanging On Tight

I snapped these pink and grey galahs when I was recently in South Australia visiting my daughter and the grandkids. On this particular day the wind became extremely strong.  I watched these galahs take shelter in the tree and hang on for dear life. The majority of them took to the strong branches but a couple of daredevils chose a very spindly branch so they provided me with entertainment as I watched them bob up and down in the wind. They crouched low and closed their eyes at times.
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Thursday, 3 December 2015

Skywatching

I thought it was about time I made a return, I have so many blogs to catch up on. So instead of daydreaming I have been skywatching.  Please enjoy these skies from my neck of the woods.
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I just love it when I see great cloud formations as I drive these desolate  country roads
 
 
 

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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