Monday 12 December 2022

The Birds next door!

 It's raining today Sunday but it's only a little rain which I declare is finished now.   Whilst eating Sunday's lunch out the window I noticed 2 birds sitting on the next door's children's playhouse, so I ventured outside with the camera and from underneath the eaves of our house I took these few shots - actually it was 26 photos but I'm rather happy with what I captured seeing as I wasn't using my tripod!

Monday week we are off on over a months holiday down south of the Island for Christmas, New Year and beyond.  I trust there will be new photos of places, things and objects I will bring back with me to show you.

Those doves are Spotted Doves, 
Scientific Name: Streptopelia chinesis
The Spotted Dove is Native to Eastern Australia. Introduced into Australia mid 1800's to the early 1900's.

Wednesday 7 December 2022

East Coast Scenery

A bit of scenery looking over Devil's Corner Winery towards Cole's Bay, Tasmania Australia down the East Coast of the Island, Tasmania, Australia.

Devil's Corner a Winery down the East Coast of Tasmania, above after, below is before the vines grew.
The photo below was taken on a corner which you can no longer stop and take a photo you have to venture down to the winery to take photos.

Below we have a few photos of Bicheno and it's scenery along with the Tasman Sea.  The blow hole is the last photo, can never get a good shot of the water spouting up but it's like all blowhole, sometimes spectacular.

Saturday 3 December 2022

We used to

We used to have a big fishpond in our backyard years ago with gold fish and many, it seemed those that we knew who tired of their fish put them in our pond.  Eventually after many years the fish just disappeared, they grew to be a good size.  Don't really have a decent photo of it as it was in the beginning of digital photography.
I do have this waterlily though and the pond at the time was well covered with these lilies.

The second photo is of a Bottle Brush which is called a 'Callistemon in the family of Myrtaceae. The entire genus is endemic to Australia but widely cultivated in many other regions and naturalized in scattered locations'...Wikipedia.
This particular Callistemon is growing in the nature strip next door, the council planted it several years ago, it's now in flower.

Tuesday 29 November 2022

Panatana Rivulet, Tasmania

A revisit to the Panatana Rivulet Footbridge and what one can see from it in the Port Sorell area of the North West Coast in Tasmania, Australia.  

Thursday 24 November 2022


We've stayed many times in our caravan at Wynyard on the North West Coast of Tasmania, Australia.  Now the caravan park is closed due to the owners being elderly and not well.  Yes, we will have to find somewhere else to stay in that area as the town is a sweet one and has all those things one needs in a town.
Here are few photos which I've never shown before - a Sunset looking one way, then the other way along with a straight view ahead of the beach a few steps from the caravan park and Bass Strait, the sea.

Saturday 19 November 2022

Apollo Bay, Victoria

Remember coming around a bit of a windy road and all of a sudden seeing this view, the rolling hills near down to the sea.  The area is Apollo Bay in the State of Victoria on the way back from South Australia.

Funny weather in Tasmania - Snow in November, late spring just amazing.  Photo taken out the family room window you can just see snow on Ben Lomond over 1 hour drive from home.  Last week is was 29degC.

Tuesday 15 November 2022

The sink hole

In South Australia a State of Australia in Mount Gambier there is a Sinkhole called The Umpherston Sinkhole or the Sunken Garden.  The sinkhole was once a typical limestone cave that formed by the corrosion of limestone rocks by seawater waves and the sinkhole was naturally created when the chamber's roof collapsed.

These photos were taken in 2003 when we visited the gardens.

Friday 11 November 2022

Cape Jervis, SA

In 2003 that we visited South Australia a State of Australia.  In those days not many photos were taken by me, but have a few which I haven't shown before.

This place is called Jervis Bay and it's here you catch the ferry to Kangaroo Island.  Cape Jervis in near the western tip of Fleurieu Peninsula on the southern end of the Main South Road about 88 kilometres south of Adelaide the capital of South Australia (SA).
You see the lighthouse which is unusual then part of a wind farm which we did visit back then.
The first photo is of Aboriginal Art.

Monday 7 November 2022

Pieman River, Tasmania

The Tarkine Hotel in Corinna here in Tasmania is on the edge of the Tarkine Wilderness Area, a beautiful quiet place to visit with not a lot happening.  The Pieman River is just beautiful and of course you can take a boat trip up it, down it which is apparently lovely. 
We've been to the Pub here me once and my husband twice and he and his friends crossed the Pieman River on the barge with our other caravan some years back.  Hopefully we can go again to visit this wee town.
Corinna has been developed much over the years, now there are several walks to be done which many people find interesting. 
Corinna is a 3 hour 30 min drive (250km) west of Launceston, a 5 hour 15 min drive (350km) north-west of Hobart, and a 2 hour 20 minute drive (169km) south-west of Devonport on the North West Coast.

Thursday 3 November 2022


I rather like Irises and once we had the colours that grew for a few years and now only the dark blue ones grow, the others have just disappeared.

The lavender with a bee grew beside the fishpond until the fish pond was removed so the lavender was disposed of.  We now have a very similar lavender in another area of the garden, we used to call the lavender 'Spanish Lavender' but these days it has some other name.

Monday 31 October 2022

A Birthday

It was our youngest Grandchild's Birthday on the 27th October.  Master Z was 8 years old, he is pictured here at his house with his mum our daughter in law.  I must say the birthday cake was ever so tasty.  Eldest son took the photo of his wife and son.

The video was taken at Tail Race Park where we used to have many birthday parties when the children were younger, grandchildren that is.  It's by the Tamar River on the other side of town, has a play area for the children, barbecues under cover, and a good walking track.

We went out to dinner Friday night and had to meet my husbands two sisters and one husband.   We parked the vehicle went inside the restaurant Steve's Grill said who we were but no table booked under the name, husband looked at message on his phone only to discover he had the wrong night, wasn't Friday night as he thought it was Saturday night. We apologized headed to the vehicle and it was raining so we sat in it and said, 'what are we going to do now'. We headed back to Steve's Grill and had a meal.  Scallops, chips and salad, you can see that I have half eaten my meal as there were 12 scallops.  Yes, we went there again last night (Saturday) met the husbands family ate and got home about 1am in the morning after visiting eldest sister in law for the remainder of the evening.

Thursday 27 October 2022

Down in the Bush

Often we go for a drive into the bush just to see what is there or go a different way to some place, often we have to turn around and come back because we come across a gate that is locked in that bush. 
The roads are often logging roads which means trucks go into or have been in the past to collect logs and taken them to be chipped at a mill somewhere within this State of Tasmania, Australia.  Wood chipping isn't a big thing these days and usually the logs are from trees planted some years ago.
The photos below are from one of our trips into the bush...
The first photo is of 'Man Ferns', (Dicksonia Antarctica).
The last photo some pretty foxgloves (Digitalis)

Monday 24 October 2022

More water

If anyone is interested  -
My Ethnicity DNA is 62.8% Irish, Scottish and Welsh.
36% Scandinavian.
1.2% Greek and South Italian.

The most surprising was Scandinavian, Greek and South Italian.  It seems I have cousins living all of this world - just amazing.

A few more photos of the risen waters in the Tamar River here in Launceston, Tasmania Australia.

The photo above shows the toilets where the water level has risen to.
The photo below is of the swimming pool and the basin, in the 2nd photo you can only see water.