On my recent trip to Rawnsley Park, Flinders Ranges, I was thrilled to finally get a chance to photograph the Red-capped Robin. Usually this delightful cheeky bird is in the native pine trees where it’s difficult to isolate, but on this occasion, just before sunset, he was sitting on a dead gum tree. Well, that is when he wasn’t catching insects.
In a serendipitous manner I found this example of fasciation while out walking in the Flinders Ranges, with the main task of finding landscape shots. What makes it truly amazing was that it followed shortly after this wonderful post by my friend Linda on her blog The Task at Hand. The plant is known as onion weed – an imported weed that is taking over the native pastures. Still, in this instance it was worthy of a second look.
In the twist, weather conditions weren’t favourable for the landscapes I was seeking although the walk was great.
Is it any wonder that insects are disappearing when farmers do their very best to annihilate them with widespread use of pesticides – regardless of the effect on the wider environment, let alone human health!
Here’s a selection of by-roads in the Flinders Ranges, SA. I’m considering putting together some calendars of my travels, with different themes – this selection being The Road Less Travelled, as homage to the book of the same name.
Any feedback, most appreciated, especially any that you think don’t measure up 🙂
They are numbered one to thirteen from top to bottom. I’ll be back into the area again shortly and will be adding to my collection but needing to start shortlisting images. 🙂
By pure chance I was driving down a side road in a small country town, and to my surprise came across these white kangaroos in a secure compound at the end of a large country garden. Many decades ago I saw a white kangaroo out bush in a very remote area, but it isn’t a common occurrence.
Nature does not hurry, yet everything is accomplished.