Autumn begins and I am so ready!

That apple tree looks good down there but are you going to leave me to it?

That apple tree looks good down there but are you going to leave me to it?

Why has this picture placed so small? Must fiddle with that later or this will never get posted!… fixed it! 😉

It’s been over a year now since I last blogged. Life has either got in the way or I just haven’t felt like sharing. Autumn brings with it renewed colour and I just can’t wait to get back out there photographing. I have finally got myself a new L-Series lens and so doubling my number of fabulously lovely lens’s.

I really don’t care for the technical side of photography. It is all about the mood I can capture while looking through those lenses. While behind that lens I’m filled with feelings of joy and calculation as to what to set the camera on and the frustration that the camera can’t read my mind and I have to fumble with the dials, thus often missing the mark, as I’m just too slow to set it all perfectly the first time round. Ah, It’s all the fun of it really as the results can be quite unpredictable.

I’ve updated my blogs look and added a few blogs. Time for me to see what everyone else has been up to. Enjoy this time no matter where you are in the world.

Cheers

Nomewome

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Yellow-tailed Black Cockatoo from home!

Yellow-tailed Black Cockatoo

Yellow-tailed Black Cockatoo

I am so frustrated! I know I could have done better with my photos but do you think I could get my glass doors unlocked with one hand while they glided around my verandah in front of my nose! AARRGGHHH! So frustrating! One day I WILL get a shot I feel worthy of my wall! I WILL! They are my animal! The one that I feel privilege to see!

Not sure what is going on here?

Not sure what is going on here?

Yellow-tailed Black Cockies. They must know me by now! This freaky lady that rushes out to say hi whenever they glide by!

Yellow-tailed Black Cockies. They must know me by now! The freaky lady that rushes out to say hi whenever they glide by!

Yellow-tailed Black Cockatoo

A friend who visits and we know then the weather is bad in the highlands!

Have a great week!

Nomewome

 

Tamar Island Wetlands Reserve! I can count to 10!

The flat field area is great for kids with balls and kites and for general running around.

The flat field area is great for kids with balls and kites and for general running around.

Looking back at the experience we had some years ago, it is a great walk with kids. It is all duck boarded to the island. It does take about half and hour to walk to the island by the time you look about and count the different kinds of wildlife on display. A perfect amount of time for littlies, plus it’s pram friendly!

Lots of birds frequent the wetlands and an obvious trail left behind of where they like to be when there are no people walking the track!

There are reeds that line the track and bridges. The Tamar is tidal so the mud flats are exposed at certain times. This just gives a different perspective to the wildlife. I love seeing small water birds foot prints in the mud.

There’s dragon flies and cicadas and no doubt snakes too. But we haven’t seen any. Plus a BBQ area on the island that is placed on an open field of grass. This is great for ball games or flying kites. Plus public toilets with built-in swallow nests!

There is a great interpretation centre with stuffed Tasmanian animals which the kids love to cuddle!

On this particular trip I remember our eldest counting to 10 unprompted, for the first time climbing up the hill on the island! It did take her a few months more before she could perform this achievement again without a little encouragement mind! But it made the walk a memorable one.

Parks and Wildlife Services have a nice little website with more information about the area.

Have a great weekend!

Nomewome

Don't wear your shoes inside the house after a trip to Tamar Island

Don’t wear your shoes inside the house after a trip to Tamar Island

The remnants of a path from when the island inhabited by humans

The remnants of a path from when the island inhabited by humans

The roof of an old shed on the island.

The roof of an old shed on the island.

A happy Butterfly.

A happy Butterfly.