“Hope is the thing with feathers that perches in the soul and sings the tune without words and never stops at all.” …Emily Dickinson The Black swan, elegantly glides along the mirrored surface of the water, she is beautiful with the “S” shape bend of her neck that gives her a regal air. Her … More Swan Lake
” Today I have seen the charm, the beauty, the unfathomable grace of the face that I was looking for.” Finches generally live in large flocks, these are known as charms. A stocky little bird with large head and tough beak that is used to break seeds.
It’s the Unexpected pleasures that make hiking so enjoyable. Getting in touch with nature can provide you with so many feel good moments. Whether you are taking a leisurely stroll, or a more strenuous adventure, the rewards are endless. It is the little things that can bring some of the greatest joys. Rustling among … More Unexpected Pleasure
New life, new day can be beginning of a wonderful journey. Life can lead you in different paths, the unknown can be exciting and can also be filled with many perils. It takes courage and strength, the love of family and friends and the will to do good in the world, that will lead you … More New Year, New Life, New Day.
Wishing you all a Christmas filled with joy and a New Year filled with Happiness. ” My Christmas wish is that we all learn to appreciate and be inspired by Nature’s Beauty. To understand its value in our society and to realise that we must do everything possible to ensure that wild places are left undisturbed … More Merry Christmas
The life that flock to Mistletoe- a parasitic plant, is simply breathtaking. The red flowers and their sweet nectar a sign for all that treats are awaiting. Christmas is fast approaching. When I think of Christmas, I also think of Mistletoe. Mistletoe is from the family – Loranthaceae , which is an epiphytic, parasitic plant that … More Under the Mistletoe – All my Christmas’s have come at once!
Beach Spinifex, the sea-urchin of the sand, somersaulting on ocean breezes until it finds a bed of sand to rest upon. Aloof and carefree it’s nomadic lifestyle is enviable. Providing a rich food source for seed eating birds such as the Double-barred Finch. Nature’s art gallery is abstract, unique, subtle and simply stunning. … More Sea-urchin of the sand
Mountains have the ability to move us in unexpected ways. Their majesty and beauty can bring you to tears. They have the ability to clear your mind and fill your soul with peace. When reaching the summit you realise how small we are in the grand scheme of things as you gaze down into the … More Mountains that move
He’s inquisitive, with snout skyward he sniffs the air. Curious and determined he snuffles his snout into the soft earth. Relishing in the treasures that it holds. Foraging around fallen timber he searches for ants, termites, grubs, larvae, and worms.
Not only is water an essential part of life it is also visually appealing. Watching the surf roll in on a windswept beach. Being mesmerised by a waterfall as it spills out from the escarpment above. Seeing your reflection in a still pond. Water also provides us with leisure activities, such as surfing, kayaking, swimming … More Water – the Source of Life
Twitcher vs Birding According to Wikipedia a “twitcher” is a committed “bird watcher” who will travel great distances to see a new species of bird that they can tick of their “wish list”, “life list” or some other bird list of must see birds. Then there is the Birder who enjoys the challenge of … More It’s a Birdiful Life!
Native to Northern Australia, the Yellow Kapok is a deciduous small tree, losing its leaves in the dry season. It grows to a height of about 6 metres and produces masses of large yellow, star-shaped flowers before the new leaves appear. Flowers are then followed by oval shaped green pods which, when mature and dried … More Kapok – I love a sunburnt country
“Destination is never a place but a new way of seeing things.” ….Henry Miller Imposing granite tors on the plateau create wonderful textures. Once summer starts and lifts the winter thaw the heathlands and meadows come to life, with yellow billy buttons and silver snow daisies and a splash of blue from royal bluebells, this … More Mt Buffalo
The Add read: Qualities and qualifications are as follows: Qualified Architect Qualified Builder A great dancer Lover of fine food Perfectionist Love tinkering around the garden More of a home body Love hidden treasures I keep my house immaculate Who was this perfect catch, I just had to meet him, he sounded irresistible.
In the early hours of the morning a songbird announced her presence by her beautiful tune. Captivated by her song, I longed to see her. Amongst the branches I found this sweet Rufous Whistler and soon after her mate also made his presence known. ” On feathered wings she took flight into the great unknown. … More On feathered Wings
Who with thy saffron wings upon my flowers diffuses honey-drops, refreshing showers. …… William Shakespeare One of the cheeriest colours in the spectrum providing splashes of sunshine that envelop the landscape. Golden colours across the horizon, nature’s treasure a sight to behold. ” Saffron fields and meadows sweet, golden sands beneath my feet. Feathers bright and yellow … More Yellow Fever
” Wisdom Begins in Wonder” …Socrates
“Everything the Power of the World does is done in a circle. The sky is round, and I have heard that the earth is round like a ball, and so are all the stars. The wind, in its greatest power whirls. Birds make their nest in circles. The sun comes forth and goes down again in … More Power of the World is done in a Circle.
Heading out to the valley of 10,000 smokes provided us with distant views of beaver lodges, creek crossings, mountain slopes carpeted with beautiful Alaskan Fireweed and spruce trees as far as the eye could see. Over 100 years ago in this volcanic region, Novarupta erupted. A thick carpet of pumice and ash desecrated the valley, … More Valley of 10,000 Smokes