Archive for March 2016
Australia Day Fifteen: Uluru 30,000 Years Of Tradition Is Hard To Comprehend And Appreciate In A Day
It was another early start at the Ayers Rock Resort, most activities occur early in the morning and late in the afternoon, avoiding the brutal heat of the central Australian summer afternoon. I decided to explore Uluru on my own. I was going to take the Uluru express shuttle to watch the sunrise and then…Read More
Australia Day Sixteen: Farewell To The Desert Heat, Some Delays, And A Late Night Arrival In Much Cooler Tasmania
I awoke early on my last day in Central Australia, wanting to see the spectacular Milky Way and alignment of planets, one last time before I left this wonderful area. It was worth it and I enjoyed the nighttime sky until it slowly faded in the twilight of the approaching sunrise. Lastly only brilliant Venus…Read More
Australia Day Seventeen. Hobart: Ocean, Boats, Markets, Produce, Flowers, And Beaches. It Was Love At First Sight
As a child, Tasmania was always some far off exotic place, home of that despicable cartoon character from the Bugs Bunny cartoon, the Tasmanian devil. I read a little about the island, off the southern Australian mainland, before my trip and knew there were a lot of forests and wilderness areas but still wasn’t quite…Read More
Australia Day Seventeen: Hobart, Tasmania Part Two. Gardens, Mountains And The Moon.
Well I decided I had to do two posts on my first day in Hobart since there was just so much to see in this beautiful city. After breakfast I walked to the Royal Tasmanian Botanical Gardens. I have always loved, flowers, trees and plants and always try and visit the local Botanical Gardens…Read More
Australia Day Eighteen: Tasmania Hobart A Walk Through Downtown And A Ride Through The Country.
I enjoyed my moonlit walk on Saturday night through the docks of Hobart but payed the price on Sunday morning. I slept in and missed the sunrise, something I seldom do on my travels. I had nothing scheduled until a trip to the Bonorong Wildlife Sanctuary at 11;30 a.m so I decided to just roam…Read More
Bonorong Wildlife Sanctuary: Rescuing The Wildlife Of Tasmania And Australia. And Educating Us On It’s Continued Survival
I would much prefer to find, and photograph, the native wildlife in the countries I visit in their native habitat. . There is nothing like watching a penguin or elephant seal on a beach in Antarctica or a lion or elephant roaming the plains of Africa as free as the day it was born. However,…Read More
Bonorong Wildlife Sanctuary: Rescuing The Wildlife Of Tasmania And Australia. And Educating Us On It's Continued Survival
Australia Day Nineteen: It Does Rain In Australia: Still A Great Morning On Bruny Island, Including A Sighting Of The Rare White Wallaby.
Sorry, no post for a few days, but lot of catching up to do. So back to my Australia trip and my visit to Tasmania. I woke up early the day after my visit to the Bonorong wildlife sanctuary and left my hotels for my tour to Bruny Island. I found out it does…Read More
Australia Day Nineteen: Tasmania Bruny Island – Beaches, Oysters And Chocolate.
Well back to Bruny Island, for those of you who had seen an earlier post about my afternoon on Bruny Island. I had some issues on my blog website and lost the first post. So I am again reflecting on my wonderful afternoon on the island from memory. I ended my last post at the…Read More
Spring Is Making An Appearance, And It Sure Is Welcome
Well , so glad to have my blog website working again.i couldn’t upload photographs for over a week now. It’s Spring here in Northeastern Pennsylvania and that always means plenty of beautiful happenings in the natural world. And, after the months of the browns, grays and whites of Winter even the lowy dandelion looks…Read More
It’s Spring! And It Didn’t Take The Birds Long to Return To The PPL Wetlands.
It’s been two weeks since my last visit to the PPL Wetlands, and a lot can change down there very quickly this time of year, so I decided to head down this morning and find out. It was cold and cloudy when I arrived and not much activity going on. I did see this hawk…Read More
It's Spring! And It Didn't Take The Birds Long to Return To The PPL Wetlands.
Memories On An Easter Morning Walk.
Good morning folks. This post will be of more interest to my friends and followers near my home, in the Green Ridge section of Hazle Township and West Hazleton, but you’re all welcome to read along. In years past I would visit my dad early on Easter morning and would spend time sharing a cup…Read More
Australia Day Twenty: Farewell To Tasmania And On To Melbourne
I woke up early my last day in Hobart to take one last walk along the harbour I had come to love. I was hoping to see a sunrise but was disappointed because of the clouds in the eastern sky. It still was a reflective walk on the piers and docks of this quiet town.…Read More
Australia Day: Twenty Phillip Island – The Penguin Parade
After leaving the Art Gallery, I found the bus waiting for the approximately 2 hour ride to Phillip Island, home of a large colony of little penguins, also called blue or fairy penguins. Having been fortunate enough to visit Antarctica and the Galapagos Islands, I have already seen, and photographed emperor, king, chinstrap, adelie, macaroni,…Read More
Some Familiar Faces And Some New Arrivals At The Backyard Feeders
It was a sunny morning today , and, as I often do before work, I was watching the birds at my feeders. There was a lot of activity so I decided to take and share some photographs of my feathered friends. The usual year long residents were there including the woodpeckers at the suet. I…Read More