Wednesday, October 7, 2015

Golden Hour at Minnippi Parklands

"Lost - yesterday, somewhere between sunrise and sunset, two golden hours, each set with sixty diamond minutes. No reward is offered, for they are gone forever." ~ Horace Mann

One of my favourite "go-to" places for sunset is the local lake in our area. If the clouds are cooperative, you can be assured of a stunning sunset along with the resident bird life.

The serenity is therapy for your soul. The colour is a feast for your eyes.

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Sunday, October 4, 2015

SkyWatch Friday: Looking Up

"Keep looking up! I learn from the past, dream about the future and look up. There's nothing like a beautiful sunset to end a healthy day."
~ Rachel Boston

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Wednesday, September 30, 2015

Wild Bird Wednesday: Little Pied Cormorant

These images were taken a few years ago down at Cleveland Point and somehow never edited or shared.

The Little Pied Cormorant is one of the most common of Australia's waterbirds, occurring on water bodies of almost any size. It is entirely black above and white below. The face is dusky and, in adult birds, the white of the underside extends to above the eye. Immature birds resemble the adults except there is no white above the eye.

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Tuesday, September 29, 2015

A Blue Day in the Great Sandy Strait

Probably one of the most stunning days I have had out on a boat was this day... Out in the Great Sandy Strait. We were heading out on a Dolphin & Orca Watching trip.

The Great Sandy Strait is an 70 km Australian sand passage estuary separating mainland Queensland, from World Heritage listed Fraser Island.

The day began like this at 8:45am; Blue skies with low lying fog over Fraser Island.

The closer we got to Fraser Island, the thicker the fog, and the worse the visibility became with no blue sky in sight...

Around 1pm, blue skies reappeared above and a 'Fogbow' appeared. A fogbow is a phenomenon similar to a rainbow, produced by sunlight shining on fog.

As we headed back to the Mainland, the fog continued to lift...

And the sky was the most beautiful blue with white fluffy clouds...


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Thursday, September 24, 2015

Wild Bird Wednesday: The Meeting

On one of my walks a few years ago, I came across these birds, 2 Noisy Miners and a Grey Butcherbird. I was intrigued that the Noisy Miners weren't harassing the Butcherbird, which is their usual behaviour with any other bird species, so I decided it must be an important meeting! (insert sarcastic tone)

I loved the fluffy juvenile Noisy Miner on the left! I've nicknamed the three, Fluffy, Noisy and Butch.

Butch was intently focussed on something...

As was Fluffy...

Noisy and Butch checking for eavesdroppers...

And getting down to serious business...

**I'm not great with captions like some of my fellow bloggers, but this was a little fun**

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