Thursday, June 1, 2017

CDP Theme 'nature'.. flora et fauna.



The theme for CDP'ers for June is 'nature'. Walking through a nature strip not far from home last week I startled a group of munching marsupials. Edging a little closer the kangaroo centre stage started scratching as he watched me.. I heard somewhere that this could be a sign I was getting too close, so I left :) couldn't help thinking that kangaroos, surrounded by grass trees, endemic to Australia, might pass for a characteristically Aussie bush scene!


I miss these small but noisy rainbow lorikeets above in my garden so am always happy to see a flock feasting on the fruits of the Sheoak trees in the bush and the gymnastics they perform to reach this treat. Below looking out to the Indian Ocean on the day before official winter, 24C forecast.. forget the spiders, snakes and bugs.. Perth is still a pretty alright place to be.. Happy Thursday, take care and stay safe..


36 comments:

  1. Beautiful birds, cute roos, and what a view!

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  2. ...sights that I would never see here.

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  3. You do have the most distinctive flora and fauna. Lovely photos.

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  4. A super post for the theme. I'd like to meet one of those roos, but he'd probably knock my head off! Those lorikeets are too cute. What's the difference between a lorikeet and a parakeet, other than their names? And in answer to your question, yes, I took that photo as were finishing up on the 18th green. Have a great evening!

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  5. What wonderful selections for theme day, Grace. I love seeing those roos, I never seen one.

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  6. Love the kangaroos and that last photo is incredible with the blues, sand and green.

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  7. What a lovely group of kangaroos against the Aussie backdrop. And I love the Rainbow lorikeet. Your last photo on the post, is phenomenal! Thanks for sharing. Jo

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  8. Very Aussie!
    Love the birds but please no spiders, snakes and bugs!

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  9. Oh my they sure make my day! Fun in the sun always delightful too.

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  10. I would love to live in a place where so many critters are around. The squirrels just got banned from our apartment complex, but I don't think they're really going to stay on their side of the road.

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  11. Perth looks pretty good, Grace!

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  12. My 2nd grade class was able to feed lorikeets on a field trip. Such fun and they are very friendly, when you have food!

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  13. Beautiful. Mrs. M really likes the lorikeets.

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  14. I love your photos of the lorikeets Grace! Those kangaroos look like they are all giving you a look. I think I would have backed away too!

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  15. Great post! Those kangaroos are very exotic for this North American.

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  16. I only know kangaroos from the zoo. Good that you recognise the signs when it's time to step back ;). And the lorikeets are very pretty! I bet they make a lot of noise too.

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  17. A comprehensive capture of your natural environment. Great shots.

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  18. Love your last day of Autumn shot, so pretty.

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  19. The kangaroos are always my favourite. To see them for the first time hopping around in your country, I will never forget. The coloured birds you have there are also so beautiful. Here they are almost all brown, grey or black...

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  20. Ah.... happy memories of seeing kangaroos hopping about when I visited Australia. But the first kangaroo I saw was dead by the side of the road.

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  21. Yes, Grace, I heard something about the scratching being a signal, too. And for sure Perth is a very pretty place to be! 23C here...

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  22. Thanks for great nature.
    'Perth is still a pretty alright place to be..', YES!

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  23. What a wonderful post showing the unique qualities of nature in your part of the world. I love it.

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  24. There you go you have roos, We have the odd Wallaby living wild here. Nice nature shots

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  25. Love the photo with the kangaroos Grace, and of course the beach view is another winner!
    We're are having such great weather for the start of winter.

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  26. Even seeing just ONE of your scenes here in person would give me great joy. But for me your photos are the next best thing to being in Perth.

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  27. Beautiful shots. Not subjects we often see around here !

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  28. Love this post! Wonderful...just wonderful! Cannot imagine stumbling across a pack of kangaroos or a colorful lorikeet. And, that last shot of the Indian Ocean....oh, my....stunning! Bravo!

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  29. Love that "artistic" tree! Commenting later than usual (hope your week-end will be good!)

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  30. Great series for this theme, Grace !

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  31. So beautiful Grace, what a lovely post.

    All the best Jan

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