Monday, September 15, 2008

Sunday Ramble - A Day Late!! Part II

This one is for you Ang!

Of course my mind was still on what I could do with that sexy black beasty of a camera, when I thought to look down & take a photo of something other than the standard panorama type shot. The gnarled wood of these torn up roots with the tree no growing horizontally reminded me of Ang. Not saying that you are gnarled & fallen Ang - but hey in the scheme of things you are quite a gnarly chick!! ;o)
More water slightly less murky - but hey, by this stage my bladder did not need either the sight or sound of water.
The highlight was spotting two black Swans over by the far edge of this part of the lake. I did the usual - "awww, look Allan they have babies". Cygnets, Deb, cygnets - but yeah my mind had gone into cutey cutey cluck cluck mode.
It was amazing - those swans saw us standing there pointing & made a direct line over to us, it was almost as if they bought their babies over to show us. They came in really close & then lingered for a while before taking off.
I took heaps of photo's & there would have been some great ones....if only I didn't have my camera set on manual with the extra light compensation needed for photographing beads.
And she wants a big flash camera - ROFL!!!

The rest of the walk I really don't remember. I'd started doing the strange mix of a dance & a walk with knees hobbled together to try & block out that part of my anatomy which was quietly screaming 'find the damn toilets'. We didn't - couldn't spot them at the park when we got there & I just wasn't prepared to stop - not even to take more photo's.

I honestly don't know if I'm starting to love this city any more. Today isn't so bad though - the park across the road has just been mowed & as I walked up to get a coffee just now, I could smell the wonderful scent of Viburnum! Yum fresh mowed grass & Viburnum....Spring is here!!


Studio Marcy - Marcy Lamberson said...

I so love the photos. Those cygnets are wonderful and the gnarled tree root is fabulous. Thanks for sharing your part of the world with us.

rosebud101 said...

Wow! Great pictures!

Laurie - Mermaid Glass said...

What a great pics. I especially like the tree roots.
Actually, your landscape looks very similar to mine here in Florida!