Sorry I haven’t posted anything on here for awhile. I haven’t been motivated to go out and visit places because I’ve been hibernating from the cold weather! The locals tell me it is much colder this winter than last year, so it’s good to know it’s not just me staying home and keeping warm. 🙂
Yesterday, I was very excited to be able to see snow on the mountains from my house! For an Aussie like myself who has only seen snow 3 times in her life, this was exciting stuff!!
The quality of these photos isn’t the best as they were taken through my lounge room windows which are tinted, and although I could see the snow with the naked eye, I had to use the zoom lens on my camera to get it to show up properly in the photos. But it still looks great to me! ❄️❄️❄️❄️
It was a perfect autumn day last Wednesday, and I couldn’t resist taking some photos on my mobile phone on my lunch break wandering around City Park in Launceston, Tasmania capturing the spectacular colours of the leaves.
Opposite the Riverside High School near Launceston is a small park and a lake. I couldn’t see any sign as to what it is called and maps don’t have a name for it either. I visited there one afternoon and found there are quite a number of birds there. It’s a lovely country setting, the lake surrounded by trees, now starting to change colour in late autumn, and farmhouses and green paddocks abound up to the Tamar River with mountains in the distance.
I was treated to a quick diving display from a Eurasian coot!
This park and lake are definitely worth a visit if you’re in the area.
Hi everyone, I’m back again after a bit of a break. I had been acting in higher duties at work for the last few months and feeling very exhausted on the weekends due to longer working hours and stress, and didn’t really feel up to doing much. I’m back in my usual position now and everything is getting back to normal. I’m glad I kept on with my daily walks as much as I could, as I feel these helped keep me grounded, and I was able to see several beautiful sunrises. I thought I would share some of the early morning views on my walks over recent times.
All photos taken at Tamar Island Wetlands near Launceston, Tasmania, Australia.
A friend at work told me about a spot near my home where there were some white kangaroos, so of course I had to go take a look.
Sure enough, only minutes in the car from my house, I came across a property with a number of kangaroos including white ones, as well as a few emus.
I managed to see 4 white kangaroos, technically they are albino as they are white with pink eyes. I was able to capture 3 of them in one shot.
This particular one was enjoying a grooming session.
There were also some grey kangaroos there.
And I spotted a few emus.
I don’t know if these animals are free ranging and just like to hang out here, or whether they are being kept by the people who live there, but in any case, it was certainly a treat to spend some time watching them.
On a bright sunny summer’s day recently, I decided to try my luck birdwatching at Tamar Island Wetlands. I wasn’t expecting to see too much in the way of wildlife as it was quite a warm day and early afternoon with a low tide. I thought the majority of the birds would be hiding away in some shade somewhere, but I was quite surprised by what I found.
If you ever find yourself in the Launceston area, it’s worth a trip out to the Tamar Island Wetlands as you can see all kinds of birds anytime of the day and the views are beautiful.