Sunday, March 15, 2009

reinforcements have been delayed

I may be away for a few days, or possibly a few weeks - dont worry about me - I'll be back. Stay safe out there, Cheers!

Sophisticated looking award

(((Thank you Melanie)))

Soldier on!

Regrets Dear Readers, I must send a strong soldier in my stead today. The enemy has refused to yield and I am determined to oust them. Let all of us today, kick our enemy squarely on the buttocks. Preferably, with a jeep.

Saturday, March 14, 2009

Sparkly things always welcome here

(((Thank you KJ)))

Regal lady

From the Queen Annes Lace photo study done just the past summer.

Im still in lurk mode, for a bit longer anyhow. Hope you are enjoying the photos, Cheers!

Thursday, March 12, 2009

Still living in the past

Another scan from film prints - one more tommorrow as well. I believe this was spring 2002.

Wednesday, March 11, 2009

Monday, March 9, 2009

Saturday, March 7, 2009

Autumn's approach

We are enjoying the cooler weather and the shorter days - while we chase our tails elsewhere. If I go to pictures only for a short time, its nothing to worry about - see you soon!

Friday, March 6, 2009

Galah - Cacatua roseicapilla

Australians pronounce it "Gah-LAR".
Keep in mind, they also call me "Laven-DAH".
I dont know why - Australian is my second language!

These guys do not visit our garden, but they travel in BIG packs - so thats OK!

Last day for this trip - see you back home tommorrow!

More info:

Galahs at Wiki
Galahs at Birds in Backyards

Thursday, March 5, 2009

Off with 'Roo!

Hello, you beautiful creature! How are you today?

What? No, wait! Aw, Please?

Yeah, well, alright then. Guess its cooler in the shade. See ya later, Shiela!

Shiela = Chick, Bird, Lassie, Squaw, Dame, Spinster, Maid, Lady, Hen, Sow, Mare, Frau, SeƱora, and et aliae.

Wednesday, March 4, 2009

Tight-lipped Eastern Blue Tongued Lizard

There was dappled shade on the road ahead, and among the shadows lay an inconsistent shape. We slowed down to scan more carefully, and sure enough, one of the 'shadows' was actually a lizard basking in the heat from the road.

This one has had a run in with something, maybe one of the areas many falling rocks, or perhaps someone has had a go at trying to eat him! Either way, his wound has knit together very nicely. Check out those claws! He will surely need those to help him climb in the terrain around here.

Silly me, I had hopped out of the Rover with only the 'Long Nose' on the camera, so I actually was unable to get a shot of him in his entirety.

Being perfectly comfortable as he was, he was not concerned with my walking right up to him. Indeed, he probably would have stayed put even if Id gone back to the car for the shorter lens.

But..."Safety First", I had best get us both off this road before some hoon comes along and kills us all. I looked back at the Rover for a sign from The Most DH, who obliged me by calling out "Stroke his tail, and he'll shift."

And indeed, he did. Now you can see how his pattern helps him blend into his surroundings. Sorry he would not show his lovely bright blue tongue for us, they are shockingly blue!

Eastern Blue Tongued Lizard (or Skink) at Wiki
Blue Tongue

I miss the one who lived in the garden, I am over-run with snails since it left!

Tuesday, March 3, 2009

for the 3rd

More views from our drive of the Wombeyan Caves Road.

Warning! Tommorrow there will be pictures of a lizard,
so if you dislike reptiles, please skip me for the day.

See you then, or thereafter!

Monday, March 2, 2009

Endemic rough road, Epidemic in blogland

Most of the blogs I routinely read sound to me lately like people are on rocky roads of thier own. To those of you that is true for, I hope you enjoy a change of scenery for a bit.

As for this road, well, heck! At least it had recently been graded!

Alot of big rocks falling down onto the road from higher up, enough to keep the nerves on edge, even after my side of the Rover was no longer overhanging certain death.

When a spot safe to pull over presented itself, we found this sunny strawflower.

Sunday, March 1, 2009

Quickie Road Trip: Wombeyan Caves Road

It was my second trip over these eighty some odd kilometres, but in the years since, I had forgotten how nearly terrifying it can be. Taken from the passengers seat, the pics might give you the idea that it would be awfully easy to make this your last ride in the country. And yep, it could!

More info at Wombeyan Caves Road at Wikipedia.

Till Next Time:
Remember to keep your arms inside
the vehicle at all times untill
the ride comes to a complete stop!