Birds in MtLawleyShire’s flame tree and the moon

Before I went to work this afternoon, my darling Fattee Cattee posed winsomely:


then I did a quick dash to the flame trees with the *big* camera (the dSLR).  It was full of birds but they were flying and teasing and fighting and not at all still!  I caught a few of the wattle birds:

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Then it was time for work.  At the break I went out to see what the evening held – & it held the remnants of what would have been a beautiful sunset.  Experimentally, I tried to capture it.

Between the tall, straight street trees:

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and from across the busy intersection looking beyond Subiaco Football oval:

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I turned around and rising east over Hay Street was the moon, making a mockery of the street lights:

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and here it is, the almost, just slightly not quite, full moon.

tonight's moon

I don’t know if there’ll be flame trees or birds or sunsets of the moon tomorrow – there might be Matilda Bay but there will also be a storm and heavy rain coming in the late afternoon and evening.  Ah well – we need the rain…