An occasional note that will mostly contain some observations of events that occur in the natural world here in
Gippsland - Victoria - Australia.
That looks cold! We could share some rain from up here :-) I've just had to come inside from the garden while another shower goes over. An inch of rain in the last five days, and it just doesn't stop!
G'day Mick,Yeah, we could probably do with some of your precipitation, that's for sure. Would you like to swap some for a couple of frosts?Gouldiae
No Way! Thanks all the same!
You certainly deserve some good days after THAT sort of cold night. Those photos are very descriptive Gouldiae - the birds must get so cold at night. We've only had 7mm in the last 16 days which is dry for us and it has been a bit cool...... but its all relative isn't it and I'm not complaining. I'm curious about the wetland - is this in your local area? And is it without water at the moment?Oh and your photos are lovely - it would seem you are enjoying your new camera.RegardsBarbara
G'day Barbara,Sorry for the short delay in replying. The Heyfield Wetlands is a man made area right on the edge of the town. It takes storm water run off from the town and filters it before passing into the local river. I posted an entry back in August last year, link - http://gouldiaesblog.blogspot.com/2008/08/heyfield-wetlands.htmlThe main pond will always have some water in it, but the back ponds fluctuate according to conditions, and yes, at the moment, several of them are quite dry. Yep, just lovin' the camera. Haven't quite learned to drive it properly just yet.Regards,Gouldiae
G'day Mick,I thought not.Gouldiae.
Hi GouldiaeClear skies give great photos. Wonderful light in your Galah image.Frost has its advantages.Denis
Thanks for the link Gouldiae - what a great project! I'll put it on my list for my next visit to Gippsland.Barbara
Hi Gouldiae,what a beaut collection of winter photos! I love frosty mornings - there are so many little icy delights to find amongst the grass and vegetation.The cockies and galahs have the right idea - soak up the winter sun.Nice post!CheersGaye
Lovely shot of the moon. Little red-headed boy sitting in my lap is particularly impressed!!