MtLawleyShire sunshine while it lasts

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.

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striped in shadow:

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2 wattle birds in the one frame (one photo more successful than the other):


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In the east, clouds were building along with a thick warm wind:


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The difference in the sky was notable, but the light on the flame tree flowers was lovely:


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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.

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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:


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Down a lane, another flame tree, but it was too windy to try catching teh flighty singing honey eaters who were everywhere, teasing me 🙂


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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!

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Two galahs in bright sunlight, grazing on a street verge:

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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.


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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:

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Some black and whites:

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black and white_2  black and white_3


Then it was suddenly sunset:



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But the aftermath were the best of it, I think:


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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…



4 comments on “MtLawleyShire sunshine while it lasts

  1. niasunset says:

    Beautiful photographs, I loved this pink bird 🙂 Thank you dear Keira, love, nia


    • I love galahs too – so cheeky and cheerful. They are wonderful to see flying against sunset, but that is a rare sight in my part of the city. I’m glad you liked the photos. Won’t be any today – it’s raining – which is a good thing! Keira xx


  2. bulldog says:

    Sounds as though the weather is about to happen there by you… but the photos captured earlier are magnificent… love ’em all…


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