With the threat of a storm in the afternoon we set off early for a walk around Lake Leschenaultia It is such a pretty lake and surrounding bushland, it was quiet on Monday morning, not exactly picnic weather but a super popular spot in the warmer months. A man-made lake constructed c1897 for the WA Government Railways 'it is the largest reservoir constructed on the Eastern Railway line and supplied water to steam trains for almost 50 years'. I imagine this peaceful scene looked very different 120 years ago, would have enjoyed seeing all that puff and steam of the trains back then :)
...and then this happened! Rushing past almost within touching distance the purple swamphen, check out those incredible feet, brought to mind 'I'm I'm late for a very important date, no time to say hello, goodbye, I'm late I'm late, I'm late.' It could have been ducking for cover from the incoming rain, we only just made it back to the car ourselves :) Happy Wednesday, take care and stay safe..