Tag Archive: outdoors



A tree on the Mehi River bank.

A tree on the Mehi River bank.


Amazing Grace

Black & White

Shades of Grey

Nature is beautiful

Every way

Such Amazing Grace

 

© musicgal2012


Strange sights

 

I went down to the river,

To dwell and think awhile,

I went down to the river,

As long shadows,

Cast their smiles.

I gazed into the water,

It’s Deep and silent hue,

I went down to the river,

And shed my tears anew. 

© musicgal2012


Our "not so social" visitor (c)musicgal2012

Our “not so social” visitor
(c)musicgal2012

We are fortunate to have some unusual visitors at times. This Blue Tongue Lizard was spotted as he crossed through our side yard this morning. He was very aware of human presence and did his best to look casual, as only a lizard can, whilst striving to set a blistering pace on those itty bitty legs. Very cute!!

 

©musicgal2012 10/11/13


Lullabies & Dreams

Where er they go on tiptoed wings,

The breath of babes do sigh.

Starry tears  and fairy dust,

Sparkle as they glide.

A sprinkle of eternity,

To sweeten dreams anew.

Whispered threads sing lullabies,

Innocent,

In tune.

Haloed shadows brighten.

Blending with the dew.

A misty kiss

Caress of dawn.

Awakening.

New.

(c) musicgal2012 Lorelle Press


Photo Credit: Flickr.com. Photos.

Photo Credit: Flickr.com. Photos.

Whilst sitting in my pergola yesterday evening, a mere few strides from my veranda steps, a black (probably a western brown) snake slithers its way between my two dogs and under the house. Great ! It then plays hide and seek with my cat along the wooden borders that line the garden bed at the base of the veranda. Great !

This morning I’m about to put my horse’s breakfast into her food bin (20m from the house) which is a cut down shuttle on a pallet. What do I see? The same reptile, casually cruising away from me and you probably guessed it…..straight under the pallet.  WTF !!  I had to move the horse to another spot to feed her. Also, her water trough is gunked up with algae because of the sun and heat. To clean it I usually reach under and remove the bung to drain it. It’s so NOT happening at the moment!!

I’ve developed a dislike for leaf litter and any grass longer than 2cm. You can’t see them. All you might hear is a slight rustle. I’d love to burn it all so there’s nothing but bare earth but the council frowns on such things at the moment. There’s a total fire ban and the farmers would not be amused if there crops went up with it ;). 

It would liven up the place though 🙂

Out of millions and dillions of acres jam packed with reptile delicacies why oh why do they want to move in with us?  They don’t “just pass through” it wouldn’t be so bad if they did. THEY STAY !!  I find myself  constantly side stepping them which isn’t funny when there are small children and animals and it’s so easy to step on them.  I feel like a reptile magnet.

 This one’s only about 4′ long compared with one we had this time last year. It was a 7′ king brown which was hell bent on drinking from my dogs water at the base of the veranda steps and didn’t give a stuff if we were next to it. We have dams. What’s so good about the dogs water? Maybe dog spit tastes better than cow spit ?

I’m not impressed !!

Wild Ducks


Wild ducks enjoying a stroll along side the waters edge of our house Dam. (musicgal2012 Lorelle Press

Wild ducks enjoying a stroll along side the waters edge of our house Dam.
(c) musicgal2012 Lorelle Press

Scarlet Sheets


On the Plains the sun disappears within minutes so the time frame to capture a photo is very short. One has to be prepared with camera in hand to get the very best shots. Last night there was a band of dust and cloud along the far horizon. The sun looked like a blood soaked halo enshrouded  by heavenly scarlet sheets.

Scarlet Sheets

 

Ant Trails


Ant Trails
(c)musicgal2012 Lorelle Press


Flight
This shot was a bit of a fluke. I was actually trying to capture the bird in flight across the dam and in doing so ended up with the sun in the pic. I wasn’t aware the lens had anything on it so unfortunately there are some odd spots showing. However, I thought I’d post it (against the wise council of the voice in my head) because it’s a bit unusual….spots and all.
Can you find the bird?
(c)musicgal2012 Lorelle Press