Araluen – An Afternoon Stroll


Monday and it’s time to clear out of the Perth suburbs and get some fresh air. Where better to go than Araluen Botanical Park. We have visited a few times before but never tire of returning. There is always something to see and during the week, in term time, so tranquil. There were only a… Continue reading Araluen – An Afternoon Stroll

Nesting


The Laughing Dove, or Senegal Turtledove, is not a native of Australia. It is, in fact, native to Africa and India. Apparently, back in 1898, Perth Zoo released a number of pairs into the wild. Given the natural catastrophes, caused by the introduction of other non-indiginous species into the Australian continent, one has to ask ….… Continue reading Nesting

Australia’s prime minister says anti-Muslim senator should be charged for striking teen who broke egg on his head


https://www.telegraph.co.uk/news/2019/03/17/australias-prime-minister-says-anti-muslim-senator-should-charged/amp/#referrer=https%3A%2F%2Fwww.google.com&_tf=From%20%251%24s What is this world coming to ? A man is assaulted, albeit with an egg. He retaliated with a couple of slaps. The Australian Prime Minister says the assault victim should be charged !!! The victim, Australian Senator Fraser Anning, may be anti Muslim but he was assaulted and in my book was perfectly… Continue reading Australia’s prime minister says anti-Muslim senator should be charged for striking teen who broke egg on his head

Bin Chicken / Tip Turkey


Bin Chicken / Tip Turkey / Dump Duck. These are all local names for the ubiquitous Australian White Ibis (Threskiornis molucca)  Apparently the Bin Chicken is widespread across much of Australia. It has predominantly white plumage with a bare, black head, long down curved bill and black legs. These birds are the subject of a… Continue reading Bin Chicken / Tip Turkey

Too Close For Comfort


For the second time in only a couple of weeks we have had a significant fire fairly close to us. This time the fire was just 2.3km away and the smoke from the fire  was being blown just slightly west of us. Multiple fire fighting aircraft  were buzzing directly overhead. Here are some photos that… Continue reading Too Close For Comfort

Up The Swanny


Out of the blue, a phone call from our grandson, and an offer of an evening trip up the Swan River, on Christmas Eve. Being our wedding anniversary, what better way to round off the day. Few details were provided other than that we needed to be present at the East Street Jetty for around 19:00.… Continue reading Up The Swanny