Wild on Wednesday


Been awhile since i did a wild on Wednesday and i am excited to be here to share again some of my world here down under..

As you may be aware it is now just turned into Spring..yet we have had -3C temps overnight and some days no higher than 8C so it has been cold!

Now that is not cold to many of you who have serious cold Winters but it has been the coldest weather for 17 years..and the windchill has made it much much colder again..

Snow has fallen in many states and we still need rain..

So it is with great rugging up and many layers of clothes, jackets, beanies, scarves, and Β gloves i head out in search of something inspiring.

I went no further than about 25 minutes form home to Cairn Curran Reservoir..you may remember i had some shots of the pups having a grand time swimming there in Autumn..well believe me it was no day for swimming!

I was actually searching for something else which eluded me, but the landscapes were wonderful with looming black clouds and water whipped up by wind ..and as i set about walking forever along the sandbanks with wind throwing stinging sand on my face and making my eyes water like i was peeling onions for Australia i was treated to a display by some Pelicans..they were actually guarding their patch of water from a trio of Whistling Kites..over the hills above the Prickly Pear scattered dunes the Wedge-tail eagles were also being sent on their way by some ravens..

It was next to impossible in these conditions to get a good set of shots of the Eagles..they seem to like the clouds that make my lens have a fit!

And so i share my freezing day trip as i stoke the fire and get ready for a special Birthday Β tomorrow..my darling old Forrest is turning 12..

Hugs Fozziemum xxx

A storm approaches

A storm approaches

 

 

Lonely tree awaits the sun

Lonely tree awaits the sun

 

Pelican in a sheltered area

Pelican in a sheltered area

 

Pelican and Whistling Kites aerial acrobatics

Pelican and Whistling Kites aerial acrobatics

 

Taking flight with grace

Taking flight with grace

 

Freedom has wings

Freedom has wings

 

57 thoughts on “Wild on Wednesday

  1. I love Pelicans they look always as if they would know a secret :o) butt they will not share it with me :o) they have a darned cute hairstyle (or featherstyle?) probably they watched the same youtube totorial like my momma :o) It’s crazy that we sit here and sweat like horses while the cold brings tears to your eyes…

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    • I love them too Easy..and they look very cool with those feather do’s πŸ™‚ and so graceful…yes i know it is the same when you have winter and we are sweating like crazy..80% of Tasmania was covered in snow from this blast of polar air..as we are just above that little separate Tassie isle we are getting it too..the wood suppliers are running out of wood and some of it is not that good…tajes forever to get it hot,.in a few months i will be dreading wood and how it burns..now i seek it out everywhere and hope it burns hahhhaah πŸ™‚ xx

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        • I think you may..our supplies are now really cruddy..and not cheap..but we only have a gas heater as an option and on bottled gas at 110 dollars a bottle which last two weeks if using the gas heater,…well wood it is..Fozziedad will go chop some of the dead trees around here that have been down and dry awhile.checking for critter homes first…must leave them a home πŸ™‚ i think our Summer is supposed to be a nasty one..urghhh already NSW has a bushfire…crazy…

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            • Hahahh Fozziedad is pretty good with that he taught me but i have forgotten..that was a traumatic experience for him i can tell you haahhahah..but i need to know in case i have to get out in a hurry and a tree is across the driveway..i need a refresher course..i am sure he will be thrilled at my casual approach πŸ™‚ πŸ™‚

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    • Ann thankyou so much for the lovely compliment ..and i am lucky to have seen it through my own eyes they were streaming so badly from the cold wind πŸ™‚ hugs Fozziemum xx

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  2. Is it not amazing how el Nino can affect the weather? We are sweltering under the hottest and driest conditions in Western North America in who knows how long and you guys are cold. Lets hope things get back to normal soon.
    Love the shots. Your photos looks so wonderful! I LOVE them!
    Barb

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    • Barb thankyou πŸ™‚ i know it is mad..never been this cold..the trees are confused they have no idea what they should be doing..and Summer is supposed to be really bad…so we are trying to burn off as much as possible before the fire restrictions come in..this weather is crazy everywhere..bushfires in NSW and we have snow???? Bev xxx

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    • Annie thankyou so much for the beautiful compliment..i have been working hard at trying to get better ..it has been tough as i am totally self taught..which does lead to copius amounts of swearing and tantie throwing πŸ™‚ this Pelican made my day..of 368 pictures i took these few Pelican shots were my prize πŸ™‚ hugs Bev xx

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  3. Those are some gorgeous photos. I love seeing the pelican and that is an especially good shot of him flying. Those are all great pictures.
    We sure wish Forest a very Happy Birthday tomorrow.

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    • Marg thankyou so much πŸ™‚ i love the Pelican too i was super happy with those shots πŸ™‚ and bless him the clock is at 2am and so now i must kiss ,y Forrest Happy 12th Birthday πŸ™‚ hugs Bev xx

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  4. What a treat it is to see the beauty through your eyes Bev. These are amazing shots and I so love those clouds and the wide open spaces – with no crowds to spoil the view. πŸ˜€

    Such a gorgeous Pelican. You must have been thrilled. I know I am. πŸ˜€

    Give Forrest a big hug and birthday kiss from me. β™₯

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    • Sweetie thankyou so much…it was lovely to have the reservoir to myself…only the silly go out in this cold! I adore the Pelicans and yes i was thrilled πŸ™‚ Forrest sends licks and thanks i send loves…Bev xxx

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    • Genis thankyou and Forrest says thankyou too! Yes i hope we get some warm soon..usually we go from Winter to two days of Spring then foul heat..coldest start to a spring i csn remember here….brrrrf loves Fozziemum xxxx

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  5. Ohhhhhh the photos are gorgeous…Happy Cold spring…let’s hope Mother Nature soon realizes you are all DONE with winter.
    A big old fat filled note has been taken on a Mac & Cheese buffet for Fozzie Mom
    hugs madi your bfff

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  6. forrest…dood we will pree tend we due knot see de BURDZ upon thiz post…..inn sted, we will foe CUSS all R mindz eye ta wishin ewe happee day wishes, dog biscuit dishes N salmon & fishes for a most happee 12th; heerz ta 12 mor…hope yur dayz awesum rockin FUN, ENJOY….hope mum cookz ya up a plate oh s’ghetti…& heerz two a yeer a head filled with happee nezz & health β™₯β™₯β™₯β™₯β™₯

    bev…AWESOME…positively AWESOME ….especially number two …and whoaao….I guess I didn’t realize pelicans were that large…a beautiful bird ~~~~~~ laura β™₯β™₯β™₯β™₯β™₯

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    • Guys sorry about the birds hahaha..Forrest says big licks and thankyous…and Laura thankyou..yes they are whoppers those Pelicans…yet so graceful πŸ™‚ big hugs and loves Bev xxxx πŸ’–πŸ’–πŸ’–

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  7. WordPress needs a “Love” and/or a “Fabulous” button. ‘Like’ just doesn’t do you justice. There is something quite wonderful about Pelicans, not sure what it is but took dozens and dozens of shots of them when I was in Mexico. To say you’ve gotten your mojo back is an understatement. ❀

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    • Hahaha…i will go have a look as soon as my morning eyes wake up πŸ™‚ those 2am bed times are a killer..thanks it was damn cold..but so happy with the pelican shots even if my intended subject eluded me hahahaha πŸ™‚

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    • Thanks Cupcake 12 is a super age…i think i can retire now to my country estate..oh..i already have Mum says…and yes the Pelican looks so much like he should have a little bundle in a blanket to deliver ….Bol..paw pats Forrest xxx

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    • Wally and Sammy thankyou sweeties..yes it is dang cold.. i am still a little apprehensive about Summer..we have had too little rain..and if we get a stinker…yikes! loves Auntie Bev xxx

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