Monday, July 26, 2010

Morialta Falls Conservation Park

You must not know too much, or be too precise or scientific about birds and trees and flowers and water-craft; a certain free margin, and even vagueness - perhaps ignorance, credulity - helps your enjoyment of these things... ~Walt Whitman, Specimen Days, "Birds - And a Caution"

The things we love:

peace, tranquility, being outdoors,


marvelling at the wonders of nature.

We wondered how the extended branches' weight was supported. This tree is enormous and the branches are growing almost horizontally. The pull of gravity must be huge,
yet still they stand.



the wonder of blackboys growing atop rocky outcrops in tiny patches of minimal soil,

enjoying the playful antics of the birdlife, Eastern Rosellas splashing in the creek,

and rainbow lorikeets high in the eucalypts

spotting ducks in the flowing creeks and watching the delight of our little girls,


the green of this one's beak is quite striking,

watching magpies warble as they call to each other,

and listening to the sounds of nature in the fall of water.

video
video

5 comments:

Homestay Mama said...

Wonderful photos and videos. I have never seen a magpie before!

Nadene said...

Thank you for your wonderful posts!
I have passed this Versatile Blog Award to you -
http://practicalpages.wordpress.com/2010/07/28/versatile-blog-award/

Blessings,
Nadene

Robynn's Ravings said...

Your bird photos were so amazing I had to call my husband and son over to look at them! I can't imagine having such gorgeous and colorful birds just pop down in your midst! Hello and thanks for sharing!

Cee said...

Wow HS Mama, I don't know why but I am surprised you have never seen a magpie. They are a bird we see almost every day here. When we go birdwatching you can be guaranteed to see numerous and almost become frustrated that they are so common. Nevertheless I love their call and did you notice little Eee humming along with him??

Thanks so much Nadene, it is an honour to receive.

Hi Robynn, we are fortunate aren't we, to have such beautiful wildlife on our doorstep - well almost. These parrots are really very common and we need stop to really appreciate them I believe.

Gemma Wilson said...

Simply Beautiful

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