Location: Melbourne, Victoria, Australia

I am mother to two young adults in their mid to late 20's. I work in the medical field as an admin officer/personal assistant. I look forward to the day when I can spend heaps more time taking and making photographs. However, for now, the bills have to be paid. I married a jazz musician many, many years ago. My adopted home is Melbourne, Victoria, Australia. I am originally from North Queensland... a tropical place!

Monday, April 30, 2007

One of the many beautiful flowers I photographed while at Bruthen.

Sunday, April 29, 2007

This young wombat had his/her home in a burrow on the side of the Bruthen rail trail. I came across this wombat two mornings in a row and was very concerned that it was out in the sun and that it was not responding to people or dogs. I rang a lady connected with the local wildlife society who was going to have a look at it. I saw the wombat 2 out of the following 3 days. On the fourth day, this little wombat was dead in the sun on the side of the rail trail. The lady from the wildlife society said it probably had mange and that, if it did, it wouldn't survive as mange attacks native animal's immune system and then the animal cannot survive. A sad end for this wombat.

Friday, April 27, 2007

Keeping with the bird theme started yesterday, this pair of Australian King Parrots were also regulars to the "feeding post" at Bruthen. These birds are just so spectatular ... I love their colouring.

One of the first photos of the many different types of birds which visited the "food post" at Bruthen. These galas were regular visitors.

Wednesday, April 25, 2007

Last night I went into the city to take some photos and discovered there is a fair on the banks of the Yarra River next to Federation Square. This is what it looked like from the southern side of the river on St Kilda Road.

I am just back in the city after three weeks holiday in East Gippsland. My friends live in Bruthen and I looked after their animals and house while they took a holiday overseas. I am just starting to sort through the hundreds of photos that I took while I was away. The first image shown here is taken in my friends' backyard from underneath the very old apple tree. The second image of the ducks was taken on my way home at a park in Traralgon. I hope you enjoy!

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Saturday, April 21, 2007

Of all the thousands of photos I have taken over the last three weeks while I have been on holidays, this photo of Blossom the Staffordshire Terrier is one of my favourites. I think it shows Blossy as she is -- built like the proverbial brick, alert, curious, intelligent and, for once, very much in focus. It also shows her with her favourite passtime -- sticks. She loves to chase sticks thrown for her but she won't give the stick back so you can throw it again. I started having two sticks to throw and she quickly realised she couldn't pick both up at the same time but she still didn't want to drop either. She started dropping the first stick as I was throwing the second one but, on her way to retrieve the second stick, she would snatch up the first one and take it with her. Needless to say the game would finish sooner rather than later because she would leave the sticks out in the paddock and I certainly wasn't going to walk to fetch them!! :-)