Wednesday, 30 November 2011

Three Little Ducks

I took this at the beginning of the month at the duck pond, as always.
Aren't they cute?

Taken with Nikon D3100

Tuesday, 29 November 2011

Lilly Pilly Flower

A few weeks ago we had hundreds of these in our garden.
The bees love them!

Taken with Nikon D3100

Monday, 28 November 2011


Back to a close up of a flower today.
A hippeastrum.
From the neighbour's garden!

Taken with Nikon D3100

Sunday, 27 November 2011

La Luna

Another photo of the moon in the day time.
This one was taken last month.

Taken with Nikon Coolpix S8000

Friday, 25 November 2011

Hello Mr Swan

....or Mrs Swan.
Not sure how to tell which is which.

Taken with Nikon Coolpix S8000

Thursday, 24 November 2011


Another photo of the hawk (I wish I could find out what it is) above the canal.
I took so many photos.
I set the camera on continuous and just click, click, clicked!
This is another time I wish I had the zoom lens.
I've cropped this photo so you can see it's not sharp.
But I love the sun light through the feathers.

Taken with Nikon D3100

Tuesday, 22 November 2011


I know I've already put a photo of my frangipani on not long ago.
But I just can't resist taking more photos of these delightful flowers.
I can see my little frangipani tree is going to keep me very busy...and happy...for quite awhile!

Taken with Nikon D3100

Jacaranda Purple

Most of the jacarandas around town have finished flowering.
But some still have their gorgeous purple blooms.
Like this one at the duck pond.
Immerse yourself in some purply goodness.
Divine, isn't it?

Taken with Nikon Coolpix S8000

Monday, 21 November 2011


I took this yesterday above the canal at Caloundra.
I don't know what this bird is, I'm guessing some kind of hawk.
It was diving into the canal trying to catch fish.
Didn't catch any while we were watching.

Taken with Nikon D3100

Sunday, 20 November 2011

Pink Lilly Pilly

I was so surprised to see this at the duck pond.
A pink lily pilly flower!
All of ours are white.

Saturday, 19 November 2011

Yellow Hibiscus

I don't love yellow.
But this gorgeous lemony colour is divine.
This hibiscus looks like a fluffy lemon meringue pie.

Taken with Nikon D3100

Friday, 18 November 2011

Australian Darter

I snapped this amazing bird at the duck pond during the week.
Look at it's snake like neck!

Taken with Nikon Coolpix S8000

Thursday, 17 November 2011

Pink Roses

Pink roses are my very favourite flower.
I think I may have said that once or twice already! ;)
I so wish these were in my garden.
I found them in a garden in my mother-in-law's street as we were walking.
I still feel like I'm skulking in other people's gardens, but hey, if you don't put a fence across your front yard.....

Taken with Nikon D3100

Wednesday, 16 November 2011

Flame Tree

The jacaranda season is almost over.
Now we have flame trees.

Taken with Nikon D3100

Tuesday, 15 November 2011

Pollen Basket

The things you learn whilst taking photographs...
Who knew bees had pollen baskets?
Not me.
Do now!

Taken with Nikon D3100 (and cropped)

Sunday, 13 November 2011

Our Church

Yesterday I showed you the cross.
Today I'm showing the full picture.
Our church...St Patrick's...


A special Sunday morning photo today.
I took this while I was walking past our church a few weeks ago.

Taken with Nikon Coolpix S8000

Saturday, 12 November 2011


Nothing says Summer quite like frangipanis.
Yesterday I discovered our little frangipani tree has flowered.
I was very excited about that!
I'm not a Summer lover, but I do love frangipanis!!

Taken with Nikon D3100

Friday, 11 November 2011


Rememberance Day.
It's not a poppy, but it is orange.

Thursday, 10 November 2011


Even the humble geranium is lovely close up.
It looks like a bunch of little roses.

Taken with Nikon D3100

Wednesday, 9 November 2011

Gold Mine

This is an old gold mine in our town.
It is now a museum.
Gold mining is a big part of the history of this town.
Every time my husband digs a hole in the garden he hopes to find a big nugget!
No luck yet....

Taken with Nikon Coolpix S8000

Tuesday, 8 November 2011

Going Going Going Gone

I took this series of photos a few months ago.
This is the first time I've put some pictures together into a collection.
What do you think?

Monday, 7 November 2011


I think this little ducky is too cute!

Taken with Nikon Coolpix S8000

Sunday, 6 November 2011

Little Corella in Flight

Still desperately trying to capture the perfect bird in flight shot.
Still not perfect...but not bad.

Taken with Nikon D3100

Saturday, 5 November 2011

Water Lily

I took this yesterday at the duck pond.
I wish there were some pink ones!
But this one is gorgeous, just the same.

Taken with Nikon Coolpix S8000

Friday, 4 November 2011


I've become a little obsessed lately with trying to capture a perfect bee photo.
This is it, but it's the best I've far.

Wednesday, 2 November 2011


A pure white gardenia (not camellia as I first thought!).
I snapped this in someone's garden as I was walking past on the weekend.
They really are perfection, aren't they?

Taken with Nikon D3100

Ornamental Red Pineapple

Another photo from our nearby park.
At first I thought I had discovered another bromeliad flower spike.
I hadn't seen one quite like this before.
It looks like a red pineapple.
And after a little research (thank you Google) I found it is actually an ananas bracteatus.
An ornamental red pineapple.
Isn't it wonderful, the things Google can tell you?!

Taken with Nikon D3100

Tuesday, 1 November 2011

Black Flower

Have you ever seen a black flower?
Neither had I until I spotted some of these growing in our local park.
A black pansy...can you believe it??
I have done nothing to enhance this photo, I've simply cropped it.