We have been away for a few days this week at Ballina, in New South Wales and forgot what it is like to have two young children in tow. I take my hat off to all you young parents out there. This is the morning view from the apartment we stayed in at East Ballina. Don’t you like it when a bird makes an appearance in your sunrise?
It’s just a glance to the left and we have Shelley Beach. I love the haze coming in across the sea.
Getting all artistic now at Skennars Head beach.
Does Laurie’s artistic flair know no bounds? At least they stood still long enough for me to get the shot.
Still in Ballina, it is good to see you have a choice of a cheap internment at the local cemetery.
Jacaranda trees opposite St Mary’s Church, Ipswich. I hope to get out and take a few more pictures, there are places that have avenues of them.
A solid, dependable hitching rail for those who attended church back in the ‘good old’ days.
For the flower enthusiasts amongst you.
A python at the Cecil Plains zoo. All snugly and warm yet he could latch onto you in the blink of eye. ‘Don’t let this glass case fool you, I – am a denizen of the forest. Now stand aside big boy I’m trying to hypnotise the kid in the far corner over there.’
Still at the zoo, Lion. ‘Okay, now that I have your full attention I need to ask a few questions. One, why do I have big white fangs that can tear great lumps of flesh out of water buffalos? Why do I have these large claws that can rip and tear hide open? Why can I run down large, fast game on the endless plains of the Serengeti?’
Small boy at rear of crowd, ‘Because you’re a big, savage African Lion!’
Lion, ‘Right, so why the bloody hell am I living in a cage in Queensland? So take your pictures already I can’t hold the grin forever.’
That’s it for this week folks, another pot pourri of potentially pleasing pictures. I hope you like them, if so drop in next week.