Wednesday, January 15, 2014

A Joey Good Time

January always seems like such a long month.  Winter settles in, making herself at home.  Morning light arrives late and evening's dark comes far too early.  I wish the days could remain long with light, but I guess Mother Nature needs to rest in this part of the world as she works hard in the Southern Hemisphere.

 It's hot hot hot in Australia now.  I'm glad we visited in their late spring.  
I thought I'd post some random images of folks enjoying the outdoors. 
I know we sure did!

The next 7 images were captured on 
various bike trips from the University to the 
Indian Ocean and then down to
Fremantle, 
about a 9 mile bike ride one way.
















The little building below sits in the Swan River.  
I'm unsure of its purpose, but there were always people stopping 
to be photographed on its boardwalk.



I might have mentioned that our trip to the Outback produced very few sightings of kangaroos.  
We were told if we wanted to see kangaroos, 
we should go to Pinaroo Valley Memorial Park, 
a well kept cemetery with lush grounds and gardens.  


Well, we were not disappointed!
There were dozens and dozens and dozens of 'roos' and their 'joeys' hanging out.
Or in some cases, 
wanting to get out of the paparazzi's sight.


But there is always one in the crowd
who wants to be a star!


Love those 'roos'!
Later, my friends.
(And we're halfway through January!)


21 comments:

Brian Miller said...

ooo i want to be by the beach and hear the guy on his guitar...smiles...i could just crawl in to your pictures....you add color to an otherwise grey day...

Kamana said...

i am looking forward to my australia trip in august. cant wait till then!

Out on the prairie said...

very nice shots, love the sunset colors

biebkriebels said...

Lovely images of the kangaroos.

Suldog said...

I'd love to see some kangaroos up close. Nice.

Sylvia K said...

Fun, beautiful shots and I do love those "roos"!! What terrific shots!! Hope your new year is off to a great start, Reena!! Enjoy!

Sylvia

Hilary said...

Fun photos. That little house at the end of the boardwalk looks like a face sticking its long tongue out.

Daryl said...

such fabulous photos!!!!

Lisa Gordon said...

Awwww, those kangaroos are just adorable, Reena!

bill lisleman said...

a poser roo - cool
I watched a documentary about how they have become a problem in some suburban areas.

beth said...

wow wow wow....that cottage and boardwalk is my favorite....but ohhhh those kangaroos :)

bailey-road.com said...

Cute little joey. These are wonderful shots, Reena.

Snapper II said...

Amazing Animals. Great post.

Linda R said...

So many great photos. I LOVE the one of the house at the end of the boardwalk. So different and what a great photo.

Hugs~

ladyfi said...

This is gorgeous! Love the hut at the end of the boardwalk.

Evelyn S. said...

Fabulous color in your always-fabulous scenes....and I LOVE that boardwalk to "wherever"!

Awena Robert said...

Wow Reena ! I love the photo with the kangaroo (how long did you wait to get this well spotted and so cute shot?). The photo with the little house brings tranquility and reminds me of Sweden, strangely (probably because of the wooden built) and the yellow sky on 2 of your photos is amazing. I long for a warm sky above my head….Thank you!

Michael Manning said...

Having viewed this great collection of photographs, I somehow feel as if I was along on the trip!

Rosemary Aubut said...

Wow what a awesome adventure! Great shots!

PerthDailyPhoto said...

Just caught up with all your Perth shots Reena.. You did Perth proud :) brilliant images. So glad you found Pinaroo and the kangaroos, you know it's literally five minutes walk away from where I live, it's where I take all my kanga shots when I visit my Mum and Dad there. So happy that you loved Perth, you would love it right now with all the Fringe festival shows going on.

Pat Tillett said...

What a great trip! This post belongs in a travel magazine.

All of your photos are beautiful. I especially LOVE two of them. The one with the fishing boats and gull flying in foreground and the the little building over the water.