A few weeks ago Michelangelo created an elaborate treasure hunt for the younger children, drove the paddock basher down to the bush and hid the clues in various places over the property. With 147 acres (59.5ha) this translates to a lot of land to cover with potential hiding spots. It took Michelangelo an entire morning to […]
A couple of nights ago Michelangelo spied an echidna in the bush. He rushed back inside for the camera. Thought it timely to showcase some other wildlife on our property, I’ve shared most of these shots before but bringing them all together. 1. Echidna 2. Kangaroos 3. Koala 4. Kookaburra 5. Micro Bat 6. […]
Last week the children announced that their treehouse was ready for viewing and they wanted me to come down to the bush to see their progress. For several days the children had been heading into the bush with ‘seconds’ of the decking timber, to refurbish the old treehouse, so I wasn’t too sure what […]
Recently our region was threatened with a flood of massive proportions. The city itself was spared at the ‘eleventh hour’, unlike Bundaberg, though many families in surrounding areas lost their homes:( It was frightening just how close the flood waters were to pouring over the levee wall. *All photos are credit of Princess (11) taken from a moving vehicle as we […]
This Christmas we rather ambitiously decided to buy a pool, due to budget constraints it was decided that a 2nd hand above ground find from ebay would be the more prudent option. After laying out and marking for size, we hired a dingo digger to take off the topsoil, however a malfunction with the digger […]
Huge excitement at our house this afternoon, Princess discovered a Koala in a gum tree!!! only 25 metres (82 feet) from the house. Investigating extremely loud grunting noises, she was rewarded with the rare sighting of one of our Australian mammals. Koalas are ‘vulnerable‘ in NSW, I certainly haven’t sighted one since a child over […]
Joining Elisa Loves in a Nature Walk Early one morning at dawn Through the lenses I finally capture a kookaburra, a shy bird my success was only due to shooting through the glass door, he flew away as soon as I ventured out.
We have a resident bat, occasionally he annoys me when he swoops up the hall and startles me, or when he swoops too low over my bed. Then I take to petitioning St Francis to take pity on me and evict Batty, all to no avail. Other family members plead his case, he is a great mosquito […]