It’s a while since I’ve bene walking – the damn flu really knocked me about and it will take a while, I think, before I’m properly back on my feet. That plus the need for glasses is somewhat curtailing my photo-expeditions, and means I can’t keep experimenting & learning with the new dSLR.
But today was a sunny day, and warm enough for a T-shirt and a light jacket rather than being rugged up. It is forecast to rain next week, so I thought I should take the opportunity.
First, I visited the flame trees, but they were full of parrots, which meant there weren’t going to be many honey eaters or wattle birds.
The parrots are feral – non-natives that were released from an aviary and now they out-compete all the native species. They are quite aggressive to the honey eaters. But I got a wattle bird & some honey eaters. Two singing honey eaters:
a red wattle bird:
But the flame trees are beautiful in the sun, the way the scarlet reflects the light into gold:
& the trees themselves are quite glorious, though this photo does it no justice:
It is a strange time of year – a lot of flowers considering it is supposed to be the depths of winter, but here and there, spring-like flowers are in evidence. A bottlebrush flower on a tree that was covered with older flowers, and the beginnings of the flowers on this orange vine:
Lantana flowers coming through a fence, though they seem to flower all year round, & I don’t know what the yellow one is, but it’s pretty:
These daisies are normally more evident in Spring:
This white is a largish bush with long spines for leaves and it is covered in tiny white flowers – very ethereal looking:
A Grevillea – they seem to flower all year:
and I found some unpruned roses:
Then there were all the trees in the neighbourhood.
Trees are disappearing as people get rid of back yards to put up more houses, or tear down older houses and use all the land for units with no room for gardens. We are lucky that not all the trees are gone yet.
A huge paperbark:
Sunlight through the leaves of a large Jacaranda street tree:
Trees growing along the driveway of a house,and behind someone’s back fence:
Seen from a distance over the roofs:
& this is the same type of tree as grow in West Perth: tall and straight, this is older than the West Perth street trees, & so beautiful:
And then there is this tree with a wonderful story-book like quality of illustrated complexity. It should be in a wild wood and huge instead of merely medium size and against a wide empty blue sky (no – there was no sunset tonight):
Yes, I did do black and whites, but they are for another post.
And finally, 2 more photos – one a nervous little person beneath the wonderful, story-book tree, and the other?
A sun-drenched Fattee Cattee waiting for me when I got home
I am looking forward to my eye test & then getting real new proper glasses to replace the readers I have been using for years.