Wednesday, 29 February 2012

Water Lilies

More water lilies from the Cooroy Botanical Gardens.
Why?
Because I love them!

Monday, 27 February 2012

Reflections in the Flood

Yesterday our town was flooded again!
That's twice in two years.
We were not affected at all.
I couldn't wait to get out and about and take photos of it!
So this week I bring you...flood photos.

Saturday, 25 February 2012

Agapanthus

I love blue flowers. And these are my very favourite.
My dream is to one day have agapanthus in my own garden.
They're just so gorgeous.

Wednesday, 22 February 2012

Yellow and Orange Flowers

I found these delightful flowers on a small shrub in my mother-in-law's garden.
I have no idea what they are. Do you?
But they look a little like hot air balloons, don't you think?

Tuesday, 21 February 2012

Sunday, 19 February 2012

Rain Lily

A beautiful white rain lily. They're also known as fairy lilies.

Saturday, 18 February 2012

A Flock of Ibis

Just a few of the hundreds of ibises that live at the duck pond.

Thursday, 16 February 2012

Wednesday, 15 February 2012

Ducks & Diamonds

I love the diamond patterns the ducks have made in the water in this photo.

Monday, 13 February 2012

Black Swan

I know, I know, another swan photo.
I think I'm totally addicted to swans!

Saturday, 11 February 2012

Cattle Egret in Flight

I took my new lens to the duck pond for the first time yesterday.
The duck pond is on of my favourite places to take photos.
There are so many different types of birds, the pond, plants, flowers, perfect!
The islands in the middle of the pond are currently bursting with new cattle egrets, just learning to fly.
They're so cute with their snowy white tufty heads.

Friday, 10 February 2012

Lake MacDonald

The Cooroy Botanical Gardens are situated right beside Lake MacDonald.
That makes for some lovely water views.

Wednesday, 8 February 2012

Red

Still in the botanical gardens...
I have no idea what this is, but I think it's pretty cool.

Sunday, 5 February 2012

Blue Water Lily

Today we visited the Cooroy Botanical Gardens for the first time.
It's quite run down, I'd say it needs a few more gardeners, but I'd imagine it would cost a fortune for upkeep because it's pretty big!
But there was a heap of great things to photograph so I was in heaven.
I got so many shots that I love, but I'll start with my favourite.
Our local duck pond has waterlilies but they're boring white ones.
I've wanted to snap blue ones for ages...or purple or pink.
There were all of these colours today!

Saturday, 4 February 2012

Lemon Migrant Butterfly

My most recent photography quest is to capture a butterfly.
Those gorgeous little fluttery things fly so fast though!
I haven't been able to snap one in flight.
And they never seem to stop.
So when this one flew past yesterday, and I said, "Just sit down, will you?", and it did, I couldn't believe my luck!

It's not great, I'm still on the hunt for a better photo.
But I do quite like this one.

After a little Googling, I believe this butterfly is called a Lemon Migrant Butterfly.

Wednesday, 1 February 2012