Tuesday, January 27, 2009

"Des[s]erting for the desert "on Australia Day

With Rod and Jesie about to leave Darwin for Alice Springs,an invitation to spend
Australia Day evening with them was extended and it was a great evening.
We all brought desserts.
The Table
As the theme was "des[s]erting for the desert" it was appropriate that friends gave them a "Deserters Kit"
Peter, Jayshree, Rod and Jessie

Rod and Jessie are ready to become grey nomads down the track sometime in the future?
The Penguin
Chris and Jessie
Howards Springs paradise

Thursday, January 22, 2009

Tuesday, January 20, 2009

More lizard shots

The Frill-necked Lizard, or Frilled Lizard also known as the Frilled Dragon, (Chlamydosaurus kingii)is still outside the Department of Health and Families library and Menzies School of Health Research at RDH each day.
Frill-Necked lizard
Frill-Necked lizard
Frill-Necked lizard
For more information about Frill-necked Lizards

Monday, January 19, 2009

Seen around the library garden

We have a visitor at the Library athe moment, Dr. Charlie Corke from Barwon Health in Victoria.
When I snapped a group photograph of the project team, this Frilled-necked Lizard was an observer.

Sunday, January 11, 2009

Catching up with Jeanette

I dropped into to see Jeanette today. She has just moved into her own unit and she needed the help of her friend Roger and myself to move some plants from the balcony downstairs to the garden.. They were heavy..
Roger moves the plant
Job well done

A long session drinking champagne and chatting in the pool later was a nice reward!

Saturday, January 10, 2009

Fogg Dam

Took my first trip for the year out to Fogg Dam .. alone.
And so it seemed as there was very little birdlife that I could see. I noticed some Common Egrets, Pied Heron (aka)Pied Egrets , Rainbow Bee-eaters, Willy Wagtails, Lapwings. I also saw a pair of Wallabies and a dingo.
Fogg Dam
Fogg Dam
Also lots of thankfully dead Cane toads!
Lotus leaf Fogg dam
Wallaby at Fogg Dam

Saturday, January 03, 2009

Christmas in Adelaide 2008 Part 2

After Christmas I visited old friends Rachel
Rachel, Pam and Karen
and Martin Verdonk
in a long term tradition of having a Boxing Day meal with them.
Boxing Day meal. Verdonks
and caught up with Pam, Dave and Terry.
Terry Gooley
The day after I went to see Ken and Sue who were staying at Terrys home. They dropped me off next morning at my sisters unit at Unley.
Steve And Ken
Ken and Sue Weslake
The next morning Barb, Chloe and I met with Philip Keane and Sue Milne in Hahndorf for morning tea toured the shops and a nursery.
Sue Milne and Philip Keane
Iron Bank rose
and then lunch at Sue Milnes lovely cabin house in Aldgate.
Sue Milnes cabin
I also went to McClaren Vale and nearby to visit wineries with Barbara.
View of Mclaren Vale
We both like the winery K1 at Kuipto:
K1 winery
On New Years Eve we took Chloe to see the animals that are in the care of my sister-in-law Jo and brother Tony.
Jo with joey
Chloe and Tony with kangaroo
On New Years Day I went with Barbara to catch up with some of her friends north of Adelaide before I flew back to Darwin via Melbourne.
Chloe looked a pretty picture.