We have a family of Gallirallus philippensis living in the rushes of the creek next door. They occasionally pop into our garden to forage around. We've seen the parent pair with 3 chicks but they are very shy so hard to photograph.
Beedelup Falls was an unexpected delight that we found along our way. Clearly a site that tourists stop by and visit as it was well cared for with parking and signage.
The first photos with my new camera, so much to learn, but I was pleasantly surprised with some of the results.
We had perfect weather for our first full day in Perth. We wandered around King's Park and enjoyed the beautiful botanic garden's full of natives and wild flowers. It has inspired me to sprinkle packets of seeds in my garden to see what eventuates instead of carefully planting bought pots of plants.
For some strange reason this little family of cranes decided that our roof was a good spot to perch while their mother fed them. They were around for a couple of days, and helped themselves to the bugs on the verandah roof as well.
We had a Casual Relief Teacher at school who brought along her Stick Insects to show the grade that she was teaching that day. Great pets for the classroom!
Today there was an Earthquake in Warragul. The epicenter was in Korumburra which is about 30 minutes across the hills by car. The quake or tremor measured 4.4 and was the largest one in 36 years.
When it hit the house there was a large bang and noise as if a giant washing machine had just hit the spin cycle full of wet towels. The house shook and crockery clinked in the cupboards. It was all over in a few seconds and nothing actually fell over or broke - it was quite exciting until you think of all the places where Earthquakes are far more powerful. I barely had time to realise what was happening before it was finished. It would terrifying to be in a larger quake where you had to make a decision about where you would move to in order to stay safe. I felt another mild tremor - aftershock in the middle of the night and I hope that it's over for us for another 30 or 40 years.
The sunlight reflecting through the dew drops make the silken thread visible in the bare branches of the trees.
2011- 365 Challengers