Saturday, 20 December 2014

Dawdling along in Dodges

I had the pleasure of wandering around some of the areas of Dodges Ferry which is close-by to where I live. At Tiger Head the boat sheds in the distance appealed to me.

The gum flowers were just so delicate

A dragon fly stops for sustenance.

Time to give my macro lens another workout.


Ducks on the lagoon. This lagoon is a great home for a variety of water birds.


Then began the walk along Red Ochre Beach (named because red ochre was mined here a long time ago)

Sea Urchin bowl

View over to Spectacle Island which is a bird sanctuary. Note the hole through the middle.


Where the sandstone meets the beach.


Sea sponges and sea weed aplenty.





and the odd ex-crab

More boat houses.

Sea shells





Rocks with strange patterns























Sunday, 14 December 2014

wet day at the Royal Tasmania Botanical Gardens

Recently I went to the RTBG and it began raining as soon as I arrived so I headed for the conservatory where I snapped these beauties.


































And then the rain stopped and I ventured outside