Hooray! The first day of Autumn and we can look forward to some cooler weather. It never ceases to perplex Bill (who is from Switzerland), why we in Australia start our seasons on different days to that of the northern hemisphere, which uses the solstice dates for the change of seasons. We have 3 months of each season. 1 Dec to 28 Feb (Summer), 1 Mar to 30 June (Autumn), 1 Jun to 31 Aug (Winter) and 1 Sep to 31 Nov (Spring). If anyone out there can explain why we do this it would be appreciated.
It has been raining on and off for weeks now, like it does every summer, which is our wet season. However it is getting more and more everyday until today when it has been non stop all day. The news reports say we had the wettest summer for 6 years in Queensland. It is raining all over this huge state, even in the dry deserts of the outback, where they have had more rain than ever recorded. Many roads are cut and towns are isolated.
I don't have a macro lens so I use my telephoto. I think they are called close focus photos.
With the heat and the wet everything in our garden is growing like mad and it has become a jungle.
Hello! What's that I can see hiding in the jungle?
It's Fat Butt! He is being a very good boy this morning because he is eating the weeds instead of the nice plants.
He is so cute....when he is eating the weeds and not the flowers.Wallaby is an aboriginal word. It is used to describe about 30 species of macropod or small Kangaroo. This one is called a "Pretty Faced Wallaby" and it is also known as a "Whiptail Wallaby." This is a male and grows to 1.2 m/4ft and weighs 26 kg/55lbs. They are usually very shy and have excellent hearing, see his ears turning like radar dishes. However they can become aggressive if cornered , scared and in mating season. Fat Butt is a shy one.