I’ve been a busy little bee this week and the photos reflect this. I’ve been haunting people’s gardens and taking pictures of the results of their hard work. I know, I’m a naughty boy. This Hibiscus looks great on a new page.
A couple of close-ups on the Day Lilies here and their happy little stamens.
More shots from Queens park, Botanical Gardens in Toowoomba.
This is the giant version of a Bird of Paradise, yes I know somebody else’s garden. The better botanists amongst you can tell me what the red flowers are. The white one is off a Kadachi tree.
We were visiting the grandchildren and the Siamese fighting fish were on the table. I put the little tanks together and this one flared up. What a fluke shot, I tried about twenty times after this but couldn’t get a better one.
Ah, the joys of fast moving rides, not. Okay, the centrifugal force keeps you in. It doesn’t stop the person next to you being sick though. I used the 200mm lens on this one, undigested fairy floss, fish and chips and a cola doesn’t discriminate when it flies out at great speed.
These fountains were the only cool thing on the day, it’s a hot spring in Toowoomba.
Now I was excited when I saw this pretty young mother this morning. My nemesis, the little Rosellas that get around the garden were sitting in a large thistle. I know I should weed more. Naturally I was disappointed when they flew away and decided to take pics of the Wallabies. Yes that is a Joey sticking its little hairless head out for a sneak peek at the world.
I had to look twice at this shot. No it isn’t a pair of Wallabies joined at the hip. Just quick on the draw Laurie. I could have used a touch of the stamp tool and took out the far ones feet and tail.
Finally, something from our garden. I like Bromeliaed spikes and the way the late afternoon sun shines through. The nest is in the hedge around our solar shed, a pair of Top Knot Pigeons decided to set up home there. I will try and get a better picture with mum on the nest. The only problem is that the green tree snakes hunt through the hedge and they love bird’s eggs.
Without doubt I am a dill at times. I forgot to put his wonderful piece of Aboriginal art in the post. It is a gift from my nephew who works as a police officer on Bathurst Island, off the coast of the Northern Territory. It is a Black Cockatoo carved out of ironwood. the artist is a 75 year old man, Mario Munkara. He carves a variety of fish and animals. An interesting aside, on the day before my nephew turned up we had flocks of cockatoos flying around the place. Which isn’t a common occurrence and the same thing the day after.
That’s the lot for the week, I hope you have enjoyed them and the vivid colours. Until next week keep well.