Red is one of the most emotive colours in the spectrum. In nature it is striking, attention seeking and a pure delight. The words: Love, Passion, Energy, Danger and Excitement spring to mind when I think of red. So to in nature does this translate into brilliant scarlet hues that excite the senses. … More Scarlet Fever
There were a myriad of birds on the lake but one bird in particular caught my eye. The Red-necked Avocet with it’s exquisite delicate up-turned bill. What a beautiful creation.
Enjoying the track we walked along listening to the lorikeets and cockatoos go about their morning rituals of feeding and squabbling over food rights. Some leaf matter fell in front of us from a large gum overhead. As we looked up a flash of red caught our eyes, that’s when we spotted a Gang Gang and … More Gang Gang
Amongst the red soil and spinifex there lies a wonderful world of small critters. Dragons of all sorts dwell in this hot Australian climate, of course they are not the fire-breathing variety but a lovable assortment of lizards that are home in the outback. How perfect to find this Bearded dragon sunning himself on … More Blades of Spinifex
The hustle and bustle of a forever growing population really makes you treasure getting away from it all. Getting back to nature, hiking, wildlife and the bliss of natures forever changing canvas, creates an exciting buzz in the air. Researching your next adventure is half the fun. I like to think of myself as … More The Excitement of Planning.
All bird watchers, twitchers and bird lovers will be well aware of the great beauty and intrigue of birds. It is not only their beautiful songs that make us seek them out, but their mannerisms and quirky behaviour that make them unique. However sometimes snippets of colour catch your eye and it is when you catch … More Splendid
Natures Infinity pool, an oasis in the Kimberly, where heat can soar into the mid 40’s. Bell Gorge a stunning piece of artwork that nature has created. Seemingly endless in time and space this beauty is infinite.
Bounding across the outback plains the dust begins to swirl, the mob has moved to feeding grounds with boomers and flyers unfurled. Whilst twitching ears and chewing cud, they relax into the dusk, Enjoying the last of the outback sun the joeys sleepily bask. ……Kerri Parkes Some facts about Kangaroos: The word kangaroo stems … More Our Aussie Icon – A national treasure
“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!