An unusual shot for me, given my complete lack of interest in sport, but yesterday we had a Half Ironman event. I was walking to the shop to buy the Sunday newspaper and snapped these 3 coasting down the hill in readiness for the next big climb.
It was a really low tide this afternoon, so we decided to have another walk down to the rockpools. I have tweaked the colours of this starfish just a bit ;)
Another afternoon walk after a long day of sitting at the computer. Do you think this rock looks like a man's head in profile?
Last night a neighbourhood dog chased Coco and she raced up one of our big trees. I think she shocked herself at how high she was. She has been very clingy today, not letting us out of her sight. Here she is enjoying the sun next to the Buddha statue.
This plump Blue Tongue Lizard was just snacking on a fallen Avocado from our tree. We have had many of these lovely creatures in the past, even one who would run up for a treat of banana (which must taste heavenly after the usual diet of snails!). My husband also had to rescue two amorous Blue Tongues who fell into our pool whilst wooing each other :)
In the real world I am a Bookkeeper and have to do a number of hours training every year in order to retain my registration for doing some taxation things. Here I am about to "attend" a webinar which is an online seminar. The beauty of these is that I can train from the comfort of home and they can't see me, so I can wear what I like (slippers on my feet!) and have those same slippered feet up on the desk whilst sipping a cup of tea!
A while ago we decided to try to have one meat-free meal a week inspired by the Meat Free Monday campaign. We got a bit lazy and forgot all about it, but this week I was determined to give it a go again, but it was a Meat-Free Tuesday instead. Here are some Kumara and Chick Pea Patties sizzling in the pan.
Just how many electrical cords does one man need? Spotted in my client's shed!
It was felt quite eerie on our morning walk today. The sky was heavy with a blanket of thick grey cloud. The sun broke through momentarily and lucky for me I had my camera!
An afternoon walk into town via our famous breakwall. The rocks are canvasses for all kinds of art and commentary.
As we returned from our walk we saw a mother and baby whale just off the beach. They were having a lovely time throwing themselves out of the water and "waving" to us with their fins. I know my little camera is not capable of capturing a great photo of them, but I just wanted to show you that they were there :)
We had some noisy visitors in our tree today. Four Yellow Tailed Black Cockatoos spent some time ripping off the bark of our tree . We usually only see them once a year in the tree, but their distinctive call can be heard often and is considered to be a sign that rain is on the way. Sadly for us no rain came.
We are watering our garden with rain stored in our water tank as it is so dry at the moment. I spotted these baby fern fronds in our Birds Nest Fern.
No photo today :( I spent most of the day on the phone to the Tax Office trying to sort out a software problem. After 6 calls to 6 different people (who were all very nice) and reinstalling the software 6 times, I lost any inspiration for photography! The problem still hasn't been sorted, but my issue has now been "escalated" to a Level 2 problem...so lets hope that makes all the difference :)
The smoke in the atmosphere from back burning made this red sunrise quite spectacular.
We have flowers on our Snow Pea plants :) And my software problem was finally resolved by the tax office computer boffins, hooray!
I made this "Mug Rug" for a friend who loves Keith Urban.
I spotted this little fellow sitting on the grass verge next to one of my clients' workplaces. I was heading out to get a coffee, but dashed back to grab my camera after seeing the rabbit scamper under the fence.
Another wildlife shot...we were stuck in traffic and had the pleasure of watching this large family waddle along the side of the road. I counted 15 babies and 2 harassed parents. - Dad is out of shot bringing up the rear.
I was inspired by Sweet Pea's teacup post to post a photo of my favourite teacup. Somehow I have created a ritual of using it on Sunday mornings. It was part of a dinner set given to my parents as a wedding present.