MtLawleyShire visits Matilda Bay

On this dark wintry afternoon, I was at Matilda Bay and, as always, it was richly rewarding.  Where we usually sit, my friend & I, is beneath the flame tree.  Unlike those trees around the corner from my home, the Matilda Bay flame tree is not showing full flowers.  It is more reticent, perhaps because it is near the water so it’s a little cooler.  But there are one or two, and buds that are showing signs…

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There were, of course, birds:

Willy wagtail in the flame tree & a raven – not at the same time

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Swans & ducks on the river:

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the ubiquitous seagull

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but it was a dark day with storms threatening from all directions (& eventuated the moment I stepped in my house on my return!):

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the clouds & bared winter trees give some delightfully spooky shots:

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& wonderfully evocative cloud forms:

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Then, as always, there were the trees.  This is 1 or 2 plane trees – magnificent & I couldn’t find the right angle, but so pale and beautiful against the buildings of the University of Western Australia, and the building storm of sky:

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& this amazing tree:

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glorious on the edge of the road that skirts Matilda Bay:

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& 2 of my favourites in the reserve:

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It was a cold, shivery wonderful afternoon & now it’s dark and raining hard and my little courtyard is flooded.

Time for dinner 🙂


12 comments on “MtLawleyShire visits Matilda Bay

  1. Damian says:

    My yacht looks great in the photo 🙂


  2. Like the ‘spooky’ shots of the sky and winter bare trees…. lends atmosphere to the scene 🙂


  3. HoaiPhai says:

    Lovely photos… very “poetic” looking and moody. Love them!


  4. Joanna Fay says:

    *smiling* 🙂 xxx


  5. bulldog says:

    I love the spooky look of the clouds and photos you took… the amazing tree is really amazing… great captures…


  6. Inga says:

    Love the spooky mood of the shots in the middle here. Great series 🙂


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