Sunday, March 29, 2009

Sunday, March 15, 2009

New look blog

I've shifted this blog to a new home and continued it there. The posts here will remain but for new posts please come visit me at my new home and new look blog and let me know what you think of it!

Friday, March 13, 2009

Canberra Botanical Gardens

On Saturday 7th March we visited the Botanical Gardens and had lunch there. It was a really beautiful day, quite perfect in fact, and Graham and Meredith wandered off into the distance catching up while I dawdled behind snapping to my heart's delight. Hope you like this selection!

The Sturt Pea (above) is the floral emblem for South Australia and it was nice to see it at the Canberra gardens.

A banksia flower (above)

Eastern Rosella

This lizard moved to hide in the shade but not before I managed to get a few shots.

Wednesday, March 11, 2009

Hot Air Balloon Festival in Canberra

Below are just a small number of the photos I took last Sunday at the Hot Air Balloon Festival in Canberra. Had to talk Graham into getting up early so we could get there - it was kicking off around 6.30am and we arrived 6.45 so that wasn't too bad. Heaps of balloons, lots of people, a band playing, food and drink available, dogs on leashes, kids running around. Fun morning.

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Friday, March 06, 2009

Braeside Park, Victoria

I went to Braeside Park which is about 10 mins drive from my home this afternoon and wandered around. It's been years since I visited this park and I had hoped there would be birdlife in the wetlands area but much of it has dried up and I saw very little near the water area. But I did see birds around the picnic grounds and just enjoyed the peace and quiet there. On the weekends it is usually filled with people picknicking and having barbeques.

Noisy Minor

This gum tree is shedding its bark.

A crested pigeon in a tree - I couldn't see the beautiful colours until
I viewed this close up on my computer.

Rainbow Lorikeet enjoying the flowering gum tree

The clouds looked spectacular and I love that I now have a decent camera to appreciate their images.