Wildlife has blooper moments

The other day as i ventured up from the dam after spending a fun time watching Wanda and her wee Buttons i came across some roos that had been camping in our lower paddock.

Now it can be hard to see them when they camp as they like to do so amongst the rushes.

More than once i have come across one and had the beejeebers scared out of me.

When you crest a hill and a big lad over 6 foot tall and all chest puffed and arms flexed is there it is quite a sight to see.

I defer to their right to be there and hope for the best 🙂

Well back to my trek up to the house..so i spot the roos…and the poor things must have been in a real daydream as i scared them a bit..i do not like to scare them so as i looked up i see roos going in all directions..i turned the camera on and shot some pictures..

I thought i saw what looked like a roo tumble over the reeds..damn..i hate that..i mean i know these guys are tough and all but i still hate to see them fall..

When i got back home i had got dinner sorted and mucked around a bit..when i finally got my sd card in the computer i went looking through all the shots of the wallabies..

Ok i come to the Blooper moment..what i saw next in my images were these shots..

Oh my..mid air collision of roos..both were fine after as i saw all roos hop off and then stand as a mob and watch me!

I guess sometimes even the wildlife is a tad uncoordinated and does not pay attention 🙂

Have a super weekend all 🙂

Cheers Fozziemum

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Notice that there is a roo behind the rushes on the left..

 

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Now the roo on the left takes off

 

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Now rabbit up top left is taking off,roos are both in flight and not looking at each other

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And the moment both roos collide!

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Dust kicked up and over they go!

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Calm restored..

 

I did say i wanted to go on a trip didn’t i ?

Well what an eventful few weeks..and the cherry on the cake of discombobulation was my little trip.

Yes i have been banging on about taking a trip…well ask and you shall fall..not quite the trip i had in mind!

I was lucky that hubby had gotten back from Sydney only hours before and our son and his wife were here..which they would not have been if hubby was still away..yikes..

I am still very sore but also very lucky i could have done some major damage as i hit my spine directly on bone when i fell, i have been able to sit up for awhile but then forced to lie down..tomorrow’s MRI for my sciatica ,which has not let up, will be an interesting moment i am sure..as i may have to be steam rolled flat before they can do it 🙂

Today Spring which was late in arriving..well it left..actually it left yesterday but today was hotter..by 10.30am ,which was really 9.30am as daylight savings kicked in, it was already 33C ..we got to over 38C today..this week we have been told will be nasty heat and wind..joy of joys.

Funny we never have a gentle easing into any season here..it’s bang ..

I was so happy to get emails and hear that some peeps had received their cards..i hope everyone else gets theirs soon as the mail is so random..

I never understand how different it can be,from one state to another one country to another..i mean my sister sends me something from suburbs away it takes a week..i send her something and she jokes she gets it before i sent it!

So if you are still waiting i am super sorry 😦  seems the post is not as efficient as us bloggers at getting things done!

So i am off to bed..my back aching..and i have been trying to reply and catch up but when it starts singing i just have to ‘down tools’ as us Aussies say 🙂

So tonight i leave you with a most beautiful scene..i think so anyway..

I was in my kitchen the day before my tumble and looked up to see this sweet family to the left and behind our barn..so i crept out the back door..

Now this family i think is a new one as they have been hanging around but are very skittish when they see me..which is fine…keeps them safe and me safe and all is right in the world!

So i had to be super quiet..they do have great hearing despite what some folks think..i grabbed an outdoor chair and popped it against the fence and like a jack in the box only slowly i popped my head and camera up..yes i know i wonder why i fall..go figure..

Well they did spot me and seemed to be quiet cautious but did not take off..i got a few shots but the trees were in my way..so i went back inside and slowly out the front..a few took off but the others seemed content to munch the green grasses that will soon be gone..and i could see why..there were a few Mums with joeys in the pouch..and hefty sized ones too!! .. little monkeys having a great time while poor Mum lugs them around 🙂

I was so happy to see healthy happy families..so without anymore waffling as the back is getting antsy i present this gorgeous family..

Have a great week all..Loves Fozziemum

 

Oh hello..

Oh hello..

 

 

Umm can we help you?

Umm can we help you?

 

Time to move on maybe

Time to move on maybe

260 Kilometres…

Hi everyone..thankyou so much for all the beautiful birthday wishes and cards on Facebook and here..thankyou all for making an old gal feel very special indeed..i will share my cards with you all later this week..and i want to also say i am so happy and relieved that Easy’s  Dad Mark is home and on the mend..and that i still send my love to my little sister Lisa as she mourns the loss of her gorgeous doggie Skii at the age of 13..it has been a sad few days and hence the reason i did not post on my birthday…

Today i want to talk about aging..i am not worried to say i am 54..i am lucky i have made this journey so far when so many do not..

I have earnt every wrinkle..every stretch mark..i know my butt is no longer where it used to be..even my knees now look oddly different..but i have walked many miles..i have seen and done many things and i have no worries in saying i am no longer 26..

There is a beauty that comes with age..a patina that only lifes experiences can leave..the good and the bad have a profound effect on us..both physically and spiritually.

But what a boring canvas we would be without those layers of life emblazoned across us ..yes being younger we have a youthful glow..but aging gives a mellowness that has it’s own glow..born of many paths travelled.

So i thought today i would share some of those travels..i travelled a lot over the week..in fact in one day i racked up 260 kilometres..

I found some old things that had their own gorgeous patina..and also some new things full of the glow of youth..none of these were people..but landscapes and buildings..also able to age and weather and show beauty as they do…

Loves Fozziemum xxx

A beauty in the bush

A beauty in the bush

 

New beginnings in the field

New beginnings in the field

 

Once was..now no more

Once was..now no more

 

The lone tree and the looming sky

The lone tree and the looming sky

 

Another past

Another past

 

The path to once

The path to once

 

Winds of change

Winds of change

 

 

Rust in the water

Rust in the water

 

The old farm the new crop

The old farm the new crop

 

Vibrant and fresh

Vibrant and fresh

 

Where the water passed

Where the water passed

 

Fields of green and skies of grey

Fields of green and skies of grey

 

Beauty in age

Beauty in age

 

A proud life left behind

A proud life left behind

Every photograph is history

Hi guys..you know every time you take a photograph you are making history..that time, scene, place will never be exactly the same again.

The sun, clouds, trees swaying in the breeze all make for a one off event ..a time that will never be again..when you look at your photographs you are looking back in time..amazing..

So as i drove up our street as i have done for coming on 4 years in a few weeks i was all of a sudden aware of something.

It made me feel a little sad..but it also is a sign of new things coming.

You may remember this image i posted.

 

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This lonely scrubby tree..it sits on top of the hill on the right side of our street.The acreage is bare and there it is..every day as i drive home..i look to the right, there it is..i always joke it is like the  singing bush from The Three Amigos movie..it sways and bends .tough little thing..

It has had some amazing clouds form behind it and provide me with ooh ahh moments..sunsets and storms have raged and there it stood.

Well yesterday as i drove out i looked up and gone…it has gone..the people who have bought this bottom acreage have maybe pulled it out..or it has finally died.

The hill looks lonely now…it has no character ..the backdrop is not as dramatic without this tree as it’s foil..

I was set to wondering why i had not taken more pictures..so many different backdrops..but i didn’t..so my little singing bush is no more, it is now history.

I felt the same sadness when the other new neighbours across from us sold their windmill.it had been a lovely sight to watch from my verandah..telling  me when the wind gusts were coming…a bright bit of color on a drab day…but it to has gone now, it is history.

 

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I know that these are not amazing world changing events..but they do make me stop and think about those things that are here today and gone tomorrow.

Maybe the whole quest of the photographer is to find that history..whether it be a big important event or even a small time never to happen again.

Maybe my desire as a child to be an archaeologist or travel to space as an astronaut is now being let loose in a quest for daily history..places, people, animals that appear and maybe never are seen the same way again..

I wonder what history you saw today..that maybe nobody else did.. i bet if you think about it you may surprise yourself at the uniqueness of your everyday life.

 

A single drop seen by only me..makes it no less beautiful or important than if the world stood in wonder.

A single drop seen by only me..makes it no less beautiful or important than if the world stood in wonder. Bev Green

Wild on Wednesday

Hi guys…well looks like i am back with the Wild folk again..a return of the roos has meant i am spoiled for photo ops..

They are healthy happy and flourishing..many joeys in pouches and many young males who seem to outnumber the girls…this should make for some very interesting times ahead!

I have spotted some real whopper boys too..three so far..and even from a distance i can see they are BIG!.. they seem to be staying mainly in our back paddock..interesting when i go for a walk..need to be a bit careful i think ..

I have shown a brief video this week and have an extended one which i will try and get up next week.

With the roos we are always cautious on our street..but even more so as a few are really random in their jumping..and i have tried to capture a picture to show how close they get to the road and you cannot see them until the last moment.

They are super camo and often ‘camp’ as they call it by the verges and when a head pops up it scares the beejeebers out of you..i would never forgive myself if i hit one..we have a young healthy Male who seems happy to camp at the back of our property and by himself..he may be branching out and looking to start his own mob..he is not injured ( i always try and check) and is eating and happy….so maybe this is his time to be the man of his own family!

I spot him when i get home from the shops..i get out of my car walk over near the barn and through the scrub and gumtrees i can see him resting…we play this game when i leave and when i come home..he seems quite bored with me 🙂

 

I took some pics of him for you all and also have included some of the roo that was by the road on our street..it is a deadend street and we are the last house so he is safe..we all take extra care on our street..we are quite proud of our roos 🙂 he also show how well camoflagued he is..certainly born to live and survive in our bush environment..he watched me ..and in two hops was across the road and giving me the ‘look’…later next week i will post the pics of the funny little roo that was already on the other side…he played peek a boo with me..it is not easy to take a quick pic with my camera on my lap in the car..with a dirty windscreen..so forgive the roadside pics 🙂

Have a great day i am off to bed to catch some zzzzz’s

 

Lone Male camping

Lone Male camping

 

Hears me

Hears me

 

Decides to look around

Decides to look around

 

Checking the direction of the noise (me)

Checking the direction of the noise (me)

 

Oh it's her again!

Oh it’s her again!

 

See this great camo!

See this great camo!

 

Over the other side in a second

Over the other side in a second

Wild on Wednesday rewind

I imagine you have all guessed I am offline a bit these past few days..i am in a flare up..tired sore and hence unmotivated!
But I finally found my video in the deep recesses of my computer..and thought I would share it as my Wild Wednesday offering..it always makes me smile to watch my roos and they have been not so frequent as the grasses dry up…so please enjoy the Ketchup Mob.
So turn the volume up and fill the screen and excuse my spelling errors..sheesh..

Travelling Tuesday

So today I continue the travel with Bashful I have been side tracked and now that I am getting some order in to my computers…yes still wrasslin two! i think it best I get on program!
So when we last left we were still in Mossman Gorge..and Rick our guide had kindly drawn a map of a watering hole close by..a safe one..no crocs!
So I will show you some more pics from inside the Upper Gorge walk ..I hope you do not find the amount of pics too much..just so hard to pick some…and believe me I have not even come close to the amount I took…I MAY have a problem 🙂

Vine creeping upwards

Vine creeping upwards

Vivid green of the rainforest

Vivid green of the rainforest

A view to the water

A view to the water

More revealed

More revealed

Boulders in the water

Boulders in the water

These actually move when there is a massive downpour of water!

These actually move when there is a massive downpour of water!

Perch swim in a waterhole

Perch swim in a waterhole

A heavenly spot

A heavenly spot

Water draws me..

Water draws me..

So quiet

So quiet

Full of life

Full of life

More amazing funghi

More amazing funghi

Believe it or not a Lillypilly tree!

Believe it or not a Lillypilly tree!

We say goodbye

We say goodbye

Cane tractor as we head out of the gorge

Cane tractor as we head out of the gorge

Canefields a  blur as we head to the watering hole

Canefields a blur as we head to the watering hole

We arrive at our destination..a seemingly odd place

We arrive at our destination..a seemingly odd place

Clearly the place to be!

Clearly the place to be!

Beautiful cool water

Beautiful cool water

Vibrant foliage hides the road

Vibrant foliage hides the road

Bashful meets  a friend at the watering hole

Bashful meets a friend at the watering hole

Fozziedad chilling out..looking at fellow rocks!

Fozziedad chilling out..looking at fellow rocks!

Views to die for

Views to die for

A quiet spot for me

A quiet spot for me

Truly a paradise

Truly a paradise

We hit the road after a dip..in search of food..the Flame trees line the roads

We hit the road after a dip..in search of food..the Flame trees line the roads

A cane train stands alone

A cane train stands alone

We had some lunch in Port Douglas..and I loved this little one refusing to walk!

We had some lunch in Port Douglas..and I loved this little one refusing to walk!

Lunch done a stroll on the beach..

Lunch done a stroll on the beach..

And in the distance a sweet female staffy...chasing the surf!

And in the distance a sweet female staffy…chasing the surf!

My favourite place to be the ocean..

My favourite place to be the ocean..

This girl every day comes with her peep to play..she wore me out! but never got close to the camera !

This girl every day comes with her peep to play..she wore me out! but never got close to the camera !

Little sand crabs make patterns like batik!

Little sand crabs make patterns like batik!

I waited for such a long time and they are so quick! but I got him !

I waited for such a long time and they are so quick! but I got him !

Day done we head back to the resort..views never a problem

Day done we head back to the resort..views never a problem

Our beautiful country!

Our beautiful country!

I jumped out f the car when I saw this couple..what a way to spend the first day of the New Year..on a sand bar ...

I jumped out f the car when I saw this couple..what a way to spend the first day of the New Year..on a sand bar …