Chris

A WALK THROUGH SERPENTINE NATIONAL PARK

4/12/2016 – More Fun with Chris and Bruce

Having seen this beautiful area once before, (going home from Dwellingup) I thought it would be a great place to take Chris and Bruce for a bush walk near the city.

There were some pretty wildflowers out (as above) that I haven’t been able to find the names of.  I am very frustrated, and I have a book of Australian Wildflowers but they don’t seem to be in it!

Early on, Chris and Bruce notice this shy lizard that was hiding by the side of the path. Any excuse for having a practice with the camera. The next two photos are Chris’s.

Beautiful close up.

Showing us what he had for breakfast!

Moving on, some lovely purple flowers I can’t find the name of.  Sister, Chris tells me these are Mulla Mulla!  The picture in the book is less rounded, but they do look similar.

And this is my close up that I am very happy with.

 

This is the Grape Grevillea (Grevillea bipinnatifida).

Chris and I wanted some photos of us together, “Just walk naturally” she is telling me as we both start clowning around.

Here we are in a less guarded moment, hats and sunnies on, enjoying the Australian bush.

We finally get to the top where there is a great view of the river and dam.  See the gorgeous orange tree to the left.  These are definitely bee attracting trees.

And I got a close up of the bright, attractive plus a couple of bees.

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PADDLE BOARDING UPSTREAM FROM KENT STREET WEIR

3/12/2016 – Finally my sister has arrived from Queensland

I have waited about ten months for Chris and her partner Bruce to get here.  They have been traveling around Australia with 4WD and camper trailer, and appear to have been having a ball.  Bruce managed to pick up a kayak along the way, so with that, Linda’s canoe and my SUP board we are set to go.

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I took them to Kent Street Weir, it was quite windy so we decided to go upstream, which turned out to be a very good choice.  You can just see cormorants in the tree drying out and a couple of nests.

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Here is a closer view of the nests, the bird noises were very loud and raucous, young birds crying out for food and older ones squabbling.

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Chris and Bruce had got ahead of me as I was taking photographs.  Another great spot in Perth.

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Bruce on the camera this time.

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Messing about on the river again!!!

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Chris looks like she is heading for the bushes as I look on.  Lots to explore and experience.

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MORE BOTANICAL SHOW OFFS!!!

7/10/2014   Christine’s Comeback

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What a lovely bunch. They will probably ripen while we are away on holiday!

beans

First crop of beans for the season.

leeks

Anyone can grow leeks.

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But Rose hit back with this bright Hippiastrum.

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SISTER, CHRIS

26/09/2014

My sister Chris has sent me a few pictures of her doings lately, so I am sharing them for those interested.

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Chris the dirty showoff gardener.

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And again, but at least she looks as if she is enjoying it – the showing off anyway.  And see the Sunflowers in the background, she grew one last year, the seed fell off the birdseed tray and grew, she saved the seeds and planted them again this year and this is the result.

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Chris the bushwalker, with her local bushwalking group that she and Bruce have joined.

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Chris at one of her (and my) very favourite places, Fraser Island.  Her and Bruce go there at every opportunity, and living in Bundaberg they seem to gets lots of opportunities.

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And the campsite on Fraser Island.  They were there for 10 days last Christmas, this later holiday was for just a week – bad luck.  That’s all, she may never send me photos again after seeing these on my blog.

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