Wednesday, April 27, 2011

Flora and Fauna from my trip!

First off, how adorable are these babies that came to visit me in my friends front yard one day! The older ones were a bit farther away and a whole group of them up on hill. But I couldn't resist snapping these guys!







And I got to see a Kookaburra! Who didn't learn that little song as a young child!





Cockatoo's everywhere!





Of course I got up close to a Koala Bear - but no touching - that is a no no. Besides - check out those claws!



More Kangaroos! They were so adorable, you got to go right inside the fence with them.




And this Emu loved me! He followed me all over the zoo and kept putting his face right in my face! As you can tell my friends Jody and Laurie thought it was hysterical!




Lots of wonderful flowers - even though it was fall! I LOVED the gum blossoms. And the Bird of Paradise.



The trees were even amazing! The top picture are Morton Fig Trees.


Lorikeets everwhere too - but they were harder to get pictures of!


And of course your YUCKY animals - HUGE spiders and snakes. The Red Bellied Black snake is very poisonois - so I was glad it was dead!



A Tasmanian Devil! And now I know why they alway depict him whirling around. this thing didn't stop once! He was always on the move!




And above, the fern like things are Budawang (In the Budawang Range). The aboriginals and local people used to grind up the roots to make a flour for damper (bread). Maybe the still do? Not sure.


And below are the views I had most every day out the front and back of my friends house! It was heaven!



11 comments from wonderful readers:

Rosalyn Manesse said...

Wow, what super photos! I was almost in Australia

WoolenSails said...

What an amazing place to visit. I would not want to meet up with the creepy critters, though.

Debbie

The Pepplers said...

Cool pictures mom :) I'm pretty sure I learned that song in Pioneers by they way :P

Kathie said...

love seeing all the animals but really did you have to share the S animals
I wanted to scream and its only 4am...everyone would have been mad if I woke them up
Kathie

Janet said...

I'm surprised you saw a snake, I've only seen three here in twelve years. It looks like you enjoyed the wildlife park.

Me and My Stitches said...

Wonderful pictures - I would love to go there - another place on my "someday" list!

Lori said...

Wow! What an amazing trip!

MARCIE said...

Oh how much fun you are having! To see all those animals up close. And the big bird following you around! Bet that was funny! Good wishes to you Dawn!

Gypsy Quilter said...

What an amazing country. I'm so glad you got to go so you can share it with us.

Barb said...

thanks for sharing these amazing travel photos!
I love the birds, especially!
looks like a truly amazing trip.

Rina ... also Chester or Daisysmum. said...

Nice to meet you, Looks like you had a wonderful holiday. We are in New South Wales. Lots of kookaburras laughing at us on our small weekender. Love all the tuturials on your blog.