Of course I love winter, but the sunshine this weekend has been a boon in regards to catching honey eaters in the flame trees (& getting the washing dry) although my eyes didn’t help – many a photo on today’s little walk was out of focus. But not all.
A red wattle bird and a singing honey eater – the only honey eater I managed to catch this afternoon.
striped in shadow:
2 wattle birds in the one frame (one photo more successful than the other):
In the east, clouds were building along with a thick warm wind:
The difference in the sky was notable, but the light on the flame tree flowers was lovely:
As I walked down the street, I took some photos of a bottlebrush bush – it is made of all the spent flower spaces. They probably have a technical term, but I don’t :-) They add a fascinating personality to the tree and wonderful patterns against emptiness. I will try photographing them again when I have my new glasses. Focusing was difficult here.
To trees – a pied lovely on the corner of William Street and a tall tree in the ground of an apartment block. Not the prettiest photo, but it is a lovely tree:
Down a lane, another flame tree, but it was too windy to try catching teh flighty singing honey eaters who were everywhere, teasing me
Over a high brick fence, I saw a bud bigger than my hand and the flower. The photos don’t really give you an idea of the size, but it’s very large!
Two galahs in bright sunlight, grazing on a street verge:
Brilliant colour in a garden in heavy shadow:
Sweet peas that were teh only grace in a new house for which they tore down something old and graceful with a garden & trees and erected a grey and white box that they will have to make livable with air-conditioning.
The almond tree blossom: this photo was too dark so I made it darker
Pink & white beauty in one photo and a snatched glimpse of a honey eater at dusk in the other – they do love the almond tree:
Some black and whites:
Then it was suddenly sunset:
But the aftermath were the best of it, I think:
I go for my eye test tomorrow. I am looking forward to being able to focus when I am trying to take photos! And to the rain (‘heavy at times’ say the forecasters) that will last a whole working week. So, there won’t be many photos, which with my eyes, is probably a good thing
& as I get ready to publish this, the wind is howling outside my windows, making the night restless…