Thursday, October 14, 2010

Favourite Photos

These last few weeks have seen me fall into a stitching abyss.  I need to start some things, but outside influences have kept me from doing just that.  In an attempt to free up some of my computer space, I've been trying to cull some photographs.  I thought you may like to see a few that I really like.  The photograph above was taken late one July afternoon a few years ago.  I liked what I saw, but had no idea that it would translate into such a lovely shot.

Early one morning my husband and I were driving around the property where we live, looking at the height of the rising river.  These galahs were helping themselves to next door's sorghum crop.  This is only a small portion of the flock that had descended for a feed.


Again, one of those shots you make and don't think about.  Often you don't see the detail until you load the image onto the computer and view it on full screen.  This sun shower [around lunch time] was quick, but each drop looks like snow falling.





Most of the time our landscape is brown and boring, but after rain we are often blessed with some amazing floral displays.  We have two different types of bulbous plants that appear out of nowhere after substantial rain.  This yellow lily would rival any that we would see in a well planned garden display.

I can't believe that this flower is actually part of a plant that is considered a pest here.  I snapped this close-up just moments before my husband came along with the slasher [on the sides of the property roads] and made short work of anything that had dared to put on a show.  This is the flower on the plant we call Scotch Thistle, and it's no wonder it's the subject of many embroideries.  It is just beautiful.


And now, last but not least, this is an extreme close-up of a new frond on my birds' nest plant.  I am constantly amazed at this new digital technology, and can't believe that a camera I can hold in the palm of my hand can produce such photographs.  I just love it.

9 comments:

Jensters said...

Love that top photo Linda, you live someone special hey! I see you won another giveaway somewhere.....how lucky are you xx

D'S THREADS DOWN SOUTH said...

Linda, the top photo is just beautiful, I love sunsets, and that rivals the best. The other photos are also great, you do live in a beautiful place, it would be hard to stay inside with all that at your fingertips. Love it.

Frances Leate said...

Oh Linda, what lovely photos - you are a talented photographer.

Robin Mac said...

Lovely photos - the sunset is really beautiful. Can't believe it is so long since I checked your blog - I missed the last one on the postcards, they all look really good too. Hoep the patients have both recovered. Cheers, Robin

Juliettecherry said...

Your photos are spectacular Linda, I enjoy seeing them.

Radka said...

What great pictures, Linda! It is very hard to take pictures like the one at the top, well done:) But all of them are beautiful!
I agree, sometimes I can't believe what my camera can see.

DIAN said...

Linda, those pics are really spectacular. I love the sky in the first one and the the frond in the last. I love them all, but they are my favourites. The scotch thistle is stunning - I saw some on the roadside here somewhere. Must look out for it again.
Thanks again for those beatiful glimpses into your world.

Scott said...

Linda, These look really good. Love that sunset with the palm tree and that emerging leaf at the bottom. I'm glad you came by my blog and I hope you'll visit often.

Anney said...

WOW,you are clever with your camera,among other things..xx Anney