Winter garden, Victoria


I have enjoyed using the Sony A7ii around my sister’s garden today, at Yarra Junction, Victoria, Australia.

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I have yet to get the macro lens out but the high megapixel, full frame images allow for cropping anyway.Very pleased with this camera so far.

A walk in the rainforest…. Trowutta Arch, Tasmania’s Tarkine


It was a lovely spring day here in Tasmania today and we took our camper out for a run. Tarkine wilderness again, but this time not the coast. Still wonderful geology in the limestone karst formations and the most magnificent reflections in the water at Trowutta Arch. Along the way fungi, ferns, mosses, lichen and liverworts below a canopy which let streams of light through.

Along the temperate rainforest track. So many man ferns (Dicksonia Antartica)IMG_9079

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And “fairyland” magic in the micro world

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Then at the end of the walk we were rewarded with amazing reflections and limestone formations.

 


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“My” Tasmania…. voted in top 5 islands in the world!!!!! Photos of lesser known places


I love my island home, TASMANIA. I know it’s tops so really did not need to be told it is in the world’s 5 top islands but, I must say, it feels good to have it acknowledged by a top US magazine. Thanks, US Travel and Leisure, for confirming we have a real treasure here.

………….”Tasmania’s stunning landscape and wildlife have seen it voted into the world’s top ten islands – but it’s not the only one in Australia on the list
Tasmania has been named fourth in the world’s top-five islands by US-based Travel and Leisure magazine
Voters cited Tasmania’s fresh air, stunning landscapes, quirky fauna and good food among the state’s treasures
Almost 1.6 million people visited Tasmania between 2013 and 2014 – nearly double the population of the state
Tourism attractions include the vibrant capital Hobart, the stunning Bay of Fires and historic Port Arthur jail
The Apple Isle was left off a map of Australia featuring on the Commonwealth Games uniform earlier this year”
Read more: http://www.dailymail.co.uk/news/article-3153646/Tasmania-s-stunning-landscape-wildlife-seen-voted-world-s-ten-islands-s-not-one-Australia-list.html#ixzz3gKPKHEib
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Here are some of my photos. from the North/ North West of the state… basic camera and I am an ameteur  photographer but here in Tas anyone can take an OK pics. So many opportunities

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Goblins and fairies…. mischief in the garden


Mischief in the garden

Mischief in the garden

Where are the fairies?

Hiding…. but there is a little goblin hand coming around the stem from the left.

So there is!

I can see one of his hands.

He is hiding, must be scared.

The more I look at this the more I see my little fellow crouching a bit and clinging for dear life onto the fungi stem. I see an elongated rectangular shape, greenish head with a tuft of orange hair and his right leg bent at the knee as befits his overall clinging or climbing up position. Then on the other side a little fellow has his short right arm stretched up as he curves his body a little to his left. It is like looking at cloud patterns. Imagination running wild, all because of Anne’s comment re fairies.

That’s just brilliant!

Thanks for reading my weird ramblings re the “goblins”.

Love em!

He is totally there, the naughty critter has ripped the hem of the fairy’s lavender dress. She is sitting under the toadstool.

Clever you noticing that….. yes very naughty. And such a pretty dress it was.

ah but the little hedgepig on the right is even naughtier cos he was looking up her dress….

What a place of mischief is our garden.

………… the above is a discussion that evolved from my simple photo of a garden fungi I posted on Facebook. What a delight that social media can cause such enjoyment and evolution of an imaginative story