Sequel to Morialta

A rare event! Rain in Adelaide. So, with visitors from Western Australia in tow, we headed back to Morialta Falls and did the same trek. There’s no need to lead you through the same, but I’ll use photos to show the difference 10mm of rain can make to colour and effect.

 

 

IMG_4590 (2)IMG_4732Perhaps my first blog on this waterfall could have been Prequel to Precipitation at Morialta. So many more water shots could be taken, and you see both falls from more vantage points. The path was at times slippery.

Walk safely, with the map downloaded on your phone (although it’s only very general) and take water because even in the rain you get thirsty.

Backyard bathing

In response to this week’s photo challenge, “What makes you smile?” I have to say, New Holland Honeyeaters using my sprinkler for a bath.

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They disappeared for a few years, following the arrival of the Noisy Miner Birds (vicious birds who harass other birds in groups) but I noticed their return last year. Shy creatures, they dart away from my dog and wait until the sprinkler is near a tree or shrub, so that they can hide away while they bathe.

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But they make a lot of noise, chirping and cavorting.

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Shaking off the drops

Or signalling that the coast is clear!

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Wet and wild!

And amusing!

Oddities at the beach

In response to Cee’s Oddball challenge this week, I am submitting a couple of photos of I don’t know what, taken at the beach.

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strange sea offering

They just got washed up on the shore and I tried to google any sightings of odd sea creatures at Semaphore, but nothing showed up.

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seaweed adds authenticity to this one

The patterning and colour is very like Aboriginal artwork.

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Each one is about the size of my hand.

They are soft and jelly-like (yes, I touched them). Mysterious, beautiful, creepy.

Safe beach travels. Watch where you tread!

A sunburnt country

Dorothea Mackeller, 1885 – 1968, described Australia as “…a sunburnt country…” in her poem, My Country. The weekly photo challenge this week involves choosing your favourite sunrise or sunset photos, and there are plenty of opportunities, here. I noticed that most of my sunrises are over land and my sunsets over water. I’ll be interested to see if that’s common for most photographers in the challenge.

I wake early, so I see many sunrises from my backyard and from farther afield.

In Australia, the redder the sunset, the hotter the next day will be. Although I’m not a night owl, I also see lots of sunsets.

My father used to say,

“Early to bed, early to rise, makes a girl healthy, wealthy and wise.”

I achieved the first and in my definition of what is valuable, I am rich beyond my dreams. There’s still time for the wisdom.

Safe travels, whatever you do between sunrise and sunset, this week. Take your camera!