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Kangaroos in the back paddock…


I live in suburbia, well Australian coastal suburbia, which is probably vastly different from suburbia elsewhere.
On one side of my house, cars and people pass on the street.
On the other side, it is kangaroos who pass by.
The houses on my side of the street back onto natural bushland and within, a family of kangaroos reside. They roam from property to property as there are no fences between each.
I find their presence unique and beautiful, we share a space peacefully and happily.
This morning as Stanley and I watched them graze, I noticed a new addition, a young joey now makes them a family of four.
Please excuse the image quality…

Breakfast in the backyard…
Stanley keeping an eye out…

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Silhouettes…


In a previous post I wrote about my ‘mad mower’ incident when I owned acreage in the stunning Sunshine Coast hinterland. Whilst that post was about the humorous and somewhat dangerous moments I experienced living there, this post is quite different.
The Weekly Photo Challenge theme this week is Silhouettes, which reminded me of a particular morning there when I watched a group of birds gathered on the stumps of a recently cut tree.
I watched them for some time and later one of them flew over and sat upon the railing of my verandah, not more than a metre from where I sat.
Maybe he felt it was time he watched me, just as I had spent time watching him and his friends.

In flight…
After some time, I think they became as curious of me, as I was of them…
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Travel theme: On Display


On display…  many thoughts danced in my mind with Ailsa’s travel theme this week, then I remembered some time I spent with a Bedouin man in the UAE and I was reminded of his wares that were on display. I spent a few hours with him, drinking beautifully flavoured tea on a very warm day, whilst lazing upon coloured cushions and listening to tales of wives, camels and life as a Bedouin.

On display: a man, some teapots and a colourful life…

On display: tea in many flavours & colours…

On display: a living room…

On display: A simple life…

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Weekly Photo Challenge: Big


The years I worked at as a flight attendant afforded me many exciting experiences, here are just a few of those moments that I feel fall into this weeks photo challenge, big.

Taking a moment inside the engine of the B777… 😉
The incredible giant Redwoods, California
Incredible and big cloud formation taken from flight deck on route from LAX to SYD

 

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Good morning Mooloolaba…


This morning was stunning. Summer is well on its way (not that we have much of a winter here) and so a walk on the Coast’s beautiful Mooloolaba beach was on the agenda. I suggested it to Stanley who naturally welcomed the idea with great enthusiasm, after all a change from our normal walk would mean new sniffs and scents.  I don’t know why I don’t head to the beach every morning, after all it’s only a 5 minute drive and what awaits is simply beautiful.

Here’s a visual representation of our morning…

Mooloolaba beach

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Travel theme: animals


Posts that highlight my loveable friend Stanley have frequented my blog and when Ailsa posted this weeks theme of animals, well I felt Stanley needed to star once again. Stanley’s typical day includes a fair amount of ‘travelling’ i.e from the couch to the bed, to the car, to the pool, to the table, to the beanbag, watching our resident kangaroos… ah yes, Stanley’s daily travels.

Chatting to an ant…

Snooze by the fire…

A quick bodyboard in the pool…

An outing in the car…

A heart to heart with Camel…

Letting mum know it’s dinnertime….