Monday, 10 December 2012

Water hole

While home in Western Australia we found some time for a small  bush walk to visit a water hole not too far from the farm and created in rocks by recent unseasonal rains.  My brother has a sensor camera which he sets up in different places around the area to take photos of wildlife.  He has some wonderful photos of wildlife coming to drink at this particular waterhole including brozewing pigeons, galahs, 28 parrots (the name for them not the number of parrots, kangaroos and a goanna.   Here are a few photos from our walk.




On top of the rocky outcrop and looking over nearby farmland.

The sensor camera is placed under two rocks near the water hole in the middle left of the photo.


The pink section in the photo is tiny little flowers.

Rock formations.

A cluster of trees in the rocks.  One of the trees in the foreground has mistletoe (lighter green foliage) growing in it.  Information about Australian mistletoe can be found here.

Dragonflies were everywhere.

A callistemon native to the area adding a splash of colour.

Interesting line formations in the rock.  Genevieve gave me a fabulous geological explanation for how these were formed.  Having done geo science at uni this past year, she was very well informed.

Lichen growing on granite rocks.

We had a wonderful time walking in this area, it was lovely to sit down for a while and take in the smell of the bush and listen and watch for bird life.

Anne xx

9 comments:

Louise said...

What beautiful photos! I didn't know mistletoe grew down under - it's not the same as that the grows here, as I expected!

How handy to have a very knowledgeable Genevieve around to talk geology.

I hope you are well, it's nice to hear from you again.

Joyful said...

Some very interesting photos here. It sounds like your brother's camera is a great one to have. Happy week ahead.

Liz said...

Looks amazing - great photos!
Liz @ Shortbread & Ginger

Mum said...

IRYPT - what an unusual landscape.
Love from Mum
xx

duchess_declutter said...

A beautiful part of the world Anne. Lovely photos. cheers Wendy

Helsie said...

Very "Aussie" photos. Just how the rest of the world sees us. Bet those waterhole photos of your brother's are interesting.

Tania @ Out Back said...

Fascinating photos Anne. That looks like similar country to where I am from, the Far West Coast of South Australia...

x

BadPenny said...

How lovely. What an amazing walk.

GardenofDaisies said...

What beautiful countryside!!