Beautiful Waterfalls

Waterfalls are always refreshing and invigorating experiences. The cool spray, the rush of the water, the visual delight all combine to give the sense of renewed life. 

“I will refresh the weary and satisfy the faint.”  – Jeremiah 31:25

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Beautiful Australian Waders

It is the season for viewing waders or shorebirds. You will only see them at low tide grazing on the river mudflats, beaches and wetlands.  These are some of my favorite birds. They eat small fish, crustaceans, frogs, insects and  small water creatures, Many of them migrate to the northern hemisphere in our winter months to breed and feed,  returning in spring to our Australian shores. Here is a showcase of some of these birds, including some new ones which I saw for the first time recently. Click on photo to enlarge.

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Beautiful Australian Lizards

As Australia experiences its hottest months, snakes and lizards appear more to emerge more frequently on our bush walks, as they move into the summer sun seeking warmth with which to mobilize themselves. Lizards, Skinks, Goannas and Water Dragons are often found basking on exposed rocks and in sand where the heat is greatest, usually in the middle of the day.  Snakes do likewise, which is why in Australia it is wise to do your bush walking in the early morning or late afternoon during the summer months to avoid unpleasant surprises. Enjoy this small gathering of photos which I have compiled from my birding adventures.

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“The lizard you may grasp with the hands,
Yet it is in kings’ palaces.” – Prov 30:28

Beautiful Uluru

Many of my friends have not been to the red center and seen for themselves the amazing colour changes of Ayer’s Rock (known today by its Aboriginal name as Uluru). Though I have posted this previously months ago, I post it again for those who find it hard to believe that this world largest rock or monolith, can adorn with so many colour variations in one day.

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Beautiful Australian Fairy-wrens

The Fairy-wrens are one of Australia’s most loved birds. Of the nine different species of Fairy-wren I feature four here, and hope to include the others at a later stage when I have opportunity to see them. This very small extremely agile birds, hops around under bushes and in trees looking for insects.  Enjoy this selection. Click on photo to enlarge.

 “Look at the birds of the air, that they do not sow, nor reap nor gather into barns, and yet your heavenly Father feeds them. Are you not worth much more than they?” Matthew 6:26 [The words of Jesus Christ]

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As you can see the Splendid Fairy-wren features on the cover of my new book release.

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It is also the very first bird featured in the book. Find out more, check out my Promo Video and make a purchase from my BirdBook page or from the sidebar on this page. This is a great gift for any age.

I will let this review from one of my fellow bloggers who recently purchased my book here online speak for itself.  I am overwhelmed by the responses I am receiving from people of all ages as to how this book has blessed their life…

“I recently received your book “What Birds Teach Us” and just wanted to thank you for creating such a wonderful book. The photographs are amazing and beautiful. It’s such a clever idea you had to highlight particular traits of each of the birds included and find parallels in our own lives. We can definitely all learn something from these marvellous creatures. This is certainly a book I will treasure and look forward to sharing with the grandkids when they come to visit. Thanks again.” – Sue

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Beautiful Textures

Texture in nature has always been a love of mine. That beautiful fabric that lifts the subject into a three dimensional aspect, enriching it and delighting it’s observer.  My daughter and I when we would walk in the bush would often say “Texture Dad, Texture!” and I would photograph it. She grew up, studied and became a professional photographer sharing with her father the appreciation of the beauty in the world around us and the amazing Creator who put it all there. It is amazing how much beauty many of us miss out on actually seeing, because we are not mindful or present of or in our immediate surroundings. This unnecessarily busy hustle, bustle, electronic Facebook world has stolen  our appreciation away from many of us. We need to position ourselves for blessing and body, mind and spirit replenishment. Nature, or Creation as I call it, plays a very important part in helping reground us in a healthy way enabling us to remain balanced in an increasingly unbalanced world.  Click on the images to enlarge them. 

 

 

 

Beautiful Australian Wildflowers

It is the last weeks of Spring and as we launch into Summer the wild flowers of the Australian bush are stunningly beautiful. It is like visiting the garden of friend, when as you walk through the bush you see such colour and variety of structure in each flower head. Each turn on the bush track brings with it a delightful surprise. I hope you enjoy this selection, some you may have seen previously.  Click on a photo to enlarge it. 

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