Baby water hen.

We have lots of these Purple Swamphens that wander around the farm and on the waterways. I’ve never gone looking for their nests or bothered to look for the babies. This baby is black and I found it, by accident, using the big camera lens. I thought the water hens looked lovely, so I decided to take a few snaps. It wasn’t until I focused the camera that I noticed the black shape. I waited until I could get them all into the photo.


Life is looking up. Lockdown 6 has been cancelled due to no cases of Covid in regional Victoria. I was out fighting my climbing roses, all day, totally oblivious of any news. It’s so good, the roses pruned back and I can travel around taking photos again!!

Wandering around my garden, I was thrilled to see the first sign of spring. A poppy has arrived, unannounced, It was hiding in a little wild patch of mostly self sown flowers from last year.

Pink Galah

Yesterday was a magical day. The rain eased up and the birds came out. They all seemed happy to pose.

I saw these two high up in a tree after quite a while wandering around taking photos. I was almost too weary to stop. Glad I did. I’m proud of this photo, especially because it was hand held.

Lockdown 5 completes a ‘perfect’ day

….i won’t bore you with the details…. wishing i could escape reality….rewind…..start it over…..take a different path……

……. it’s a little surreal…..going nowhere… in sight

…..going kinda crazy………

….is it true about lights and tunnels?……..hope so……starting to have doubts……

and now….LOCKDOWN….again

…still thinking about an image to use here….suggestions?


Maybe it’s easing up. Away from home. Hunkered down inside. Raining outside. No photography for me today.

Travelling around

Such a contrast and not 50 km apart. We drove throughout The Little Desert, south of Nhill and stayed overnight in a small town in a misty hollow called Harrow. We were the only travellers there, very peaceful.