Thursday, 17 April 2014

Therapeutic walk

Today was the most glorious autumn day with blue skies and warm sunshine.  This afternoon I found myself in need of a therapeutic walk to take my mind of things that were troubling me and decided to go to Birdsland reserve with my Labrador Sophie.  I've shared photos of this beautiful and peaceful reserve before but it's worth sharing again.  Today there was a pelican on the water, something I'd not seen before.  A pelican doesn't usually hang around a place without food and sure enough after a few minutes observation, four meals of some kind of fish were had.  Here are some photos of my walk.

Farmland adjacent to the reserve.

The first lake.





The pelican.

Fishing

Eating

The small island in the middle the second lake.


You can see the pelican zooming of in the distance.  They can sure move fast when they choose.

Regeneration programme showing young trees growing after the bushfires of 2009.

More regeneration.


Heading along the path back to the car.

While I was driving to the reserve Sophie was making the most excited noises.  When she realised where we were, those noises increased in volume, she was so excited.  I don't often bring her here for a walk but she has been here a number of times with the family who baby sit her when we are away.  Obviously her memories of those walks are happy ones.

6 comments:

duchess_declutter said...

That looks like a lovely walk Anne - you and Sophie must have really enjoyed it. Those pelicans seem to pop up in the most unexpected places - I once happened upon a large flock of them in a billabong in Central Queensland! I guess they must do a bit of migrating following the water (and food) around. cheers Wendy

Louise said...

It looks like a lovely walk :)

Jacquie said...

A really lovely walk Anne, hope time with nature eased your worries a little.
That Pelican is stunning....I've never seen one in real life.
Jacquie x

Mum said...

Thank you for the walk. I hope it banished your troubles for a while.
Love from Mum
xx

BadPenny said...

What a wonderful place. Sophie was right to be excited ! I loved watching the Pelicans when we were in the Caribbean.
Hope the walk did you the world of good x

my4lilgirls said...

Beautiful photos Anne, such a lovely walk.
Have a wonderful Easter
Karen x