I presume this is a native tree, however,
its name remains a mystery.
Flowers were probably past their best
or had not arrived when I captured
this image on Monday.
Hopkins Falls, on the Hopkins River…
…is a few kilometres out of Warrnambool
in Victoria’s SouthWest.
At only 12 metres high it is not a high falls however,
it is 90 metres wide which compensates it lack in height.
This is an August (winter) photo.
During summer months while there is
still water flowing it is nothing like this.
…nearby Lal Lal Falls.
In 2014 we visited Victoria Falls
in Zimbabwe .
Four years later, it was Alberta’s,
Athabasca Falls In Canada.
For 55 years lived less than an hour
from Warrnambool’s, Hopkins Falls.
The only time I remember visiting these falls was
when number one Son wanted some photos
for a geography assignment I set his class, in 2003.
As it was a February/March assignment,
there was little or no water flow.
I had to wait another fifteen years and drive two hours
from Geelong to capture this photo.
We have recorded 365 points of rain for April
and 10 inches for the year so far.
We only recorded around 20 inches of rain
for all of 2019.
Hopkins Falls after winter rains.
Hopkins Falls is near Warrnambool,
in Victoria’s South-West,
and was our shopping centre
while living on the farm.
Fishing on Victoria Falls,
Hopkins Falls near Warrnambool,
South West Victoria.
Considering we are at the opposite end
of the seasonal roundabout,
most of my photos, this week,
are of waterfalls
Because Victoria Falls was mentioned in the challenge,
my first image is of Victoria Falls.
I believe the stream of water in the foreground
is known as Devil’s Kitchen (not certain) and this
is erosion taking place to prepare a new site
for Victoria Falls.
As is visible in this photo there at least
five other sites of the Victoria Falls.
At 90 metres wide it is one of Victoria’s widest falls.
near Jasper, Alberta,
Maligne Gorge Falls
also found in
Jasper National Park,
So, while the northern hemisphere is taking Autumn/Fall images,
these were taken in our garden just before
sunset on Tuesday September 3, 2019.
of Protea family.
Not only are these Snow Drops,
but today Google says they are
Giant Snow Drops.
A memory from the farm.
Not sure if these a ex-farm flowers or
purchases made since moving.
However, I first saw the Winter Rose
after I said ‘I do!’
I was fortunate enough to capture some
Southern Right Whales
splashing around in the nursery.
The right conditions and there are
plenty of splashes at Torquay’s Beaches.
Bound to be a splash when this kite surfer touched down.
Words from all over.
And a bit late for October
over Hopkins Falls as there was in August 2017.
This is what I think of when I see the word aperture.
That little hole in the centre of a lens.
At Hill 60 in Belgium, the white line in the foreground
indicates the British front line.
Most of our group are in No Man’s Land,
however our tour guide is standing on Germany’s Front line.