It is quite low key this week, so when all else fails let there be Camels, Kangaroos and flowers. The flower beds are at Picnic Point in Toowoomba. We had to go up there yesterday to see the Doctor, so when life is glum flowers always help lift the spirits. Oh yes so do Camels. This little family group were in the paddock opposite where the Stag was the other week. The large picture is of the Bull. I pulled up all excited and leapt out with camera in hand, then huffed and puffed across the road. I think these camels were part of a herd belonging to a nearby resort. We haven’t seen any in several years. I stood at the fence and he stopped for a moment. This bloke was wild. His cow (bottom left) took up a stance, the calf stopped and faced up then the Bull turned and started coming towards me. I don’t think this family group had been rounded up at all. It makes for a good Kodak moment though.
I think this Old Man Roo has a white moustache, so I’ve named him Gerard DepaRoo. French actor and raconteur. After a quick interview I learned that: he was single but looking, enjoyed candlelit dinners down in the paddock, enjoyed French………insert subject here……… became overly excited in Spring and didn’t see himself as father material.
Gerard posed for another shot citing that we didn’t get his *best side* and no way was he going to let his testicles descend, ‘Monsieur, is this not a familee blog?’
Gerard finished the interview with a ‘Sacre Bleu’ and moved quickly across the lawn to the side of this young beauty. The fact that she’d had her ear nibbled at more than once and her undercarriage hung a little low didn’t seem to faze him. I heard him whisper something, I think it went like this…………Qu’est-ce qu’un joli kangourou comme toi fait dans un endroit pareil? For those without access to Google translate, or who can’t speak French go to the bottom of the page.
This exotic beauty cast an envious glance at Gerard but the joey doing somersaults in her pouch reminded her that life isn’t always fair.
This is a tiny taste of things to come, the Toowoomba Carnival of Flowers starts soon.
As always these pictures look better opened in a new tab or window.
I like how they use Kale in the bottom right picture. It adds substance to the flower bed.
Me playing with pictures. I saw the moon rising and wandered out and took a couple of shots. I like this one with the tree in front and thought I would make a little love heart – moon thingy if anybody wanted to inscribe their messages of love to somebody. Or you can sit there and think, Hmm, Laurie has way too much time on his hands.
That is it for the week, I want to be up and about later next week and out with the camera. I hope you enjoy the pictures and really, I’m sorry about the French angle on the Roos but seriously, that moustache begged for it.
Translation: What is a nice Kangaroo like you doing in a place like this?