real budgies

Hidden in the trees chattering away live thousands of budgerigars on the dry desert fringes.  They always seem so chirpy and happy to be going about their life with a mate.

One of my absolute favourite birds.

Advertisements

the western queensland desert blooms

So many flowers and so much green after a wet winter had the western Queensland desert transformed.  Expecting dry and more hostile conditions we were greeted with a lush environment so different to the one in our minds’ eyes.

joeys are just plain cute

Little critters are usually always cute, and these joeys with their Mum’s at the Blowering Dam in Kosciuszko National Park are true to form.

 

bundjalung national park

After travelling the  twenty or so kilometres of narrow dirt road you are rewarded with the Black Rocks section of the Bundjalung National Park.  Long expanses of deserted beach, creeks for paddling and exploring, and a diversity of wildlife awaits you.  A noisy sea at night gives way to a warm orange sunrise across the black rocks.

the warrumbungles revisited

In January 2013 the Warrumbungles was devastated by severe bush fires.  The landscape was in tatters.  Visiting there in July 2013 was sad indeed, although there were signs of recovery as this earlier post shows.

In going to the Warrumbungles in July this year there was indeed a changing, growing post fire landscape.  Sadly it will never be the same as before the fires.  One thing which is noticeable two years on is the quiet.  There are a few birds singing their way through the day, but not as many as you would expect in this once diverse landscape.

Nevertheless the Warrumbungles are not going to give up!

a possum release at Serendipity

At Serendipity we have been carefully restoring the property back to nature.  We recently had a release of a gorgeous blond brushtail possum at Serendipity to enjoy some of our hard work so far.

She was very keen to inspect her new abode from the safety of her supplied nesting box from Wilvos here on the Sunshine Coast.

red belly in the herb garden

red belly in the herb gardenMaybe he/she thought the herb garden was a herpetarium! Obviously good hunting grounds for small marsupials has seen this red belly snake (pseudechis porphyriacus) return on several occasions to seek out its prey on warmer summer days here at Serendipity.  Oh well, not all critters in a wildlife sanctuary are human friendly!

Pretty much ignoring me while I took the photos, except towards the end, when it decided it needed to show a bit more size in the form of its cobra pose.

red belly does the cobra pose

Catbird Quilt Studio

Be powerful. CREATE!

Gotta Find a Home

Conversations with Street People

thoughtfulmindsunited.wordpress.com/

Build. Connect. Inspire.

making it up as i go

amy begun saab ~life as i see it. a Vermonter deeply entrenched in Alabama dirt...so i plant flowers.

Natalie Breuer

Natalie. Writer. Photographer. Etc.

Unload and Unwind

A place to talk about the past, present and thoughts of the future

oahuhiking

Oahu hikes