Well – *I* visited Matilda Bay, not all of MtLawleyshire, but you know what I mean. Last month, July, was wet and cold – in the depths of a beautiful winter. And what a day. They were forecasting rain, but what happened was a cloud descended.
This photo shows the city – not in focus because I was focused on the 3 flying corellas.
In fact, it wasn’t raining when I arrived. There were crowds of corellas:
and feeding on the foreshore of the Swan River:
There were swans:
even grooming swans have a certain elegance:
then, in the cafe, I watched the city disappear
and then it was gone. I looked out over a river that vanished into infinity:
the cloud covered all – the view from the cafe was made magical by a cloud taking a break on the ground:
slowly – very slowly, it lifted and the city began to reappear:
the clouds passed to the west:
& the sun came out. Everything was covered in gems!
the corellas basked in the light
finally – my favourite photos of the visit. A companionable little willy wagtail who sat beside me outside the cafe. He didn’t mind me pointing the camera at him.
and in one shot – between pressing the button and releasing it, he opened his beak. He looks angry, as though he’s squawking all sorts, but no. Almost as though he was yawning, maybe asking for food. I can’t believe I got the shot!
I hope I haven’t overloaded you with photos – & also hope you enjoyed these snips from a magical day for MtLaweyshire at Matilda Bay