nature’s way

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I watched this Great Egret hunting for frogs at Karkarook Park in a neighbouring suburb last Sunday. It walked around the fringe of this reclaimed quarry (now a nature reserve/park) carefully and patiently seeking out a frog. I kept snapping away as it came closer. Suddenly in one second between me snapping images the bird darted its head under water , came up with a frog and swallowed it.  At my local bird group monthly meeting the following Wednesday I heard copperhead snakes were seen on the pathways in this park the day I had been scrambling around in the reeds by the water. Copperhead snakes love to quietly lie in the reeds beside the water waiting for frogs. Last weekend was not a good one for the local frogs.

focussed eyes

sudden movement

frog for lunch

目を据えて す早く動き カエル食う

snake care

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taking care

snakes so fragile

watch your step

Our local council has been putting up these signs at points along our coastal walking paths. Across summer Tiger Snakes have been spotted at a number of locations. This natural element certainly adds to the excitement of a stroll along the bushy pathways that wend their way for kilometres along our local coastline. We do get many international tourists who come to the bay for the sights and may think snakes such as this cute little Tiger snake are another tourist attraction to look for.

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Charlie’s frivolity

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frivolous

new day every day

why worry

Charlie enjoyed life and was looking for new adventures, sometimes very silly ones, every day. The first image shows her playing grab with a fisherman’s glove  picked up on the beach. She would collect and bring home an array of items such as this glove and especially fluffy and other abandoned pram rejected toys . The second image has her learning petanque a game she adapted to quite easily but soon tired of and the third picture demonstrates the intensity of skink hunting at Bendigo, a pursuit that could occupy her for long periods of time. Skinks are small lizards about 3-4 centimetres long and .5  wide. I cannot remember her ever catching one but that did not detract from the pleasure of the game.

This is my contribution of FRIVOLOUS images in the 52 week photo challenge , to be accessed at https://daffodilwild.wordpress.com/photo-challenge/

magic formula

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glimmering

magical partners

sun and sea

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Five different late afternoon images from Ricketts Point as the setting sun threw its light out across the bay to glint and glimmer. Images just waiting for  RonovanWrites Weekly Haiku Poetry Prompt Challenge 97 Magic&Glimmer where haiku poets weave their magic and share their glimmer of artistry across the internet. To be seen at https://ronovanwrites.wordpress.com/2016/05/16/ronovanwrites-weekly-haiku-poetry-prompt-challenge-97-magicglimmer/