I'll leave out all of the details, but this week has been the week from absolute hell. I have hated pretty much every minute of it. But just to give you a taster (you'll understand why this is a horrific choice of words shortly), on Tuesday evening I was cleaning up vomit. Now, that's never fun. But I have a vomit phobia and not in a 'oh, I really don't like vomit' way, but in a, 'well, I might need to check myself into hospital' kind of way. And this was no normal vomit either. If Linda Blair had walked in, she would have grabbed her stuff, said, "Not today satan" and walked right back out again. *shudder. And that wasn't even the half of it. But I love you all too much to ruin a perfectly good Saturday night with details.
But there were lovely moments too. There was a delicious picnic with my husband overlooking the ocean on the grass like young people with working joints, with little cheese wedges, blue, double brie and a crumbly, sharp cheddar and green olives, which are the best type of olives and I'll hear no argument otherwise, and a young White-Bellied Sea Eagle who came and caught a fish close enough for us to watch but too far away for our cameras (OUR cameras - my camera is BACK, baby! not repaired, and not cleaned, but back nonetheless and I am so, so happy!) And then today there was this fellow.
I was kind of reluctant to post him to be honest. When I started this page I had a policy of not posting the same species twice, ever, and I actually lasted with that for ages which is amazing considering how little I travel, but I mean, I'm human, and sometimes the animals just don't want to play and trust me, they have not wanted to play at all recently. So we ended up at Wollongong again today to drink in the sun and eat calamari and chips and to smell that delicious salty air, all of which we can do down the road but then old mate turned up and how could I resist taking a few pics? Nankeen Kestrel.
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A majestic Black Kite - one of 8 perched on a conifer.
After a steep hike down into Hancock gorge, wading across waist deep water, scaling steep rock-faces, and navigating the spider walk - you are rewarded with this stunning emerald green pool to cool off in. If you go early enough like I did you'll have it all to yourself too!
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Rode down hoping for a ripper sunrise, but had to make do with the moon setting. Reckon I fared well.
I have this beautiful Maple tree in my backyard that serves as a place to perch and shelter for many a bird. Most of the time the birds are hidden by the leave coverage. Being a deciduous tree Autumn presents a different picture.
I was out there this afternoon trying to capture a different species when a Grey Butcherbird flew by and decided to take a rest on one of the branches. This was the first time I had seen this species in my backyard. Fortunately he was there long enough to capture a couple of decent pictures.
Submerged alpine groundsel flower at Disappearing Tarn, Mount Wellington/kunanyi. This amazing body of water has a vivid cobalt colour and only appears after very significant rainfall. Such a beautiful place to visit when the timing is right! #beautyoftasmania
Brought home some Daintree insects and a African Goliath Beetle. If you’re heading up to Cape Tribulation I super recommend stopping in at the @daintree_entomological_museum. The collection of insects by Stephen Lamond is out of this world and Patsy who volunteers there is full of information on both insects and Cape Tribulation itself. I couldn’t help but take home some of his collection. 😊🙌🏻🐞🦗🦋 #entomology
Ok so it’s easter and we all have some sort egg fascination, well here’s my favourite egg post. Last year , right place at the right time, just when our Lovely Lady Lizzie introduced the royal babies to the world. Not something you see every day in the wild. Not even a day old fresh outta the egg.....awwwwwww