Spring is last year or still on its way

for those of us residing

south of the Equator.

However, rather than post Autumnal images

I revisited it our September 2018 garden.

I’m fairly certain it is first time for the first two images.

However this could be a re-post.

Our usual first sign of spring is Wattle (Acacia) trees

blooming from approximately July onwards

along with daffodils and other bulbs which also

like  a ‘head start’.

Spring really has sprung once these blooms are out though.


SUNDAY STILLS PHOTO:  Spring-has-Sprung






Difficult to find spring photos this week.

However, here are some… 

taken in past Springs.


The Wattle/Acacia trees are our first signs of

spring being around the corner.



And it is often a long wait as they begin to bloom

in July/August depending on the variety.

Come September we will see paddocks covered

with yellow blankets of canola crops in bloom.

Just to set Google straight…

we do have horse paddocks in Australia,

although I once heard it said that someone

had a 500 acre horse paddock.

a small field or enclosure where horses are kept or exercised.

By I paddock I mean an enclosed area in which

livestock are kept or crops grown.

On our small farm I had paddocks ranging

from a couple of acres to eighty acres.





Spring sees many plants in bloom…

and although a re-post

this Golden Robinia is one of them.

Glad I did take a couple of shots of it,

because it is not looking as good as this

after today’s strong winds.

Another beauty of spring is the

sudden downpour of rain.

These shots were taken about ten days ago when…


we had one such heavy downpour.

I had time to grad a camera and take

a few shots with slower shutter speeds.

The effects are from  Picasa 3 presets.


Weekly Weather: Spring





As I live Down Under and it is now Autumn

I decided to post an Autumn theme this week.

When on the farm it was always said that if

Autumn rains came before St Patrick’s Day,

they were too early.

If they came after St patrick’s Day,

they were too late, and

if they came on St. Patrick’s Day,

they would spoil the races.

This was as close to a St. Patrick’s Day autumn break,

in weather, we have had for many years.

This is our back yard after 50 mm, 2 inches of rain

had fallen on the March 19 and 20.


A Photo a Week Challenge: Spring 


Travel Theme-Smooth




Travel Theme.


Our blood moon appears smooth around the edges….


at this distance…

Shot taken Saturday April 4, 2015, at about 2230

Australian Eastern Standard Summer Time


Where’s My Backpack?: Travel Theme: Smooth





Travel Theme-Outdoors




Travel Theme.


Outdoors…and immediately the

Makgadikgadi Salt Pans,

in Botswana came to mind.Makgadikgadi Pans _0396A narrow track into the salt pan itself was difficult to navigate…

Makgadikgadi Pans_412and longer than expected,.

Makgadikgadi Pans_418But when we arrived on the pan all we could see was salt,

mini whirlwinds/cyclones/tornadoes and

shimmering heat in the distance.

Makgadikgadi Pans_0473Every now and again a small ridge and some scrubby trees

broke the horizon…

Makgadikgadi Pans_511until finally we reached our destination in

the great outdoors of Botswana.


Where’s My Backpack?: Travel Theme: Outdoors