Saturday, July 4, 2015

Lake Burley Griffin - Western Loop Cycling Track















The latest outings on the bike, over a couple of weekends was the western loop of Lake Burley Griffin. The first ride started from the carpark from Barrenjoey Drive and took in Yaramundi Reach & Lindsay Pryor National Arboretum before heading in an anti-clockwise direction (north-east) some way along the track before turning back... I think we got to Black Mountain Peninsula.

The second ride started at the same place but we rode clock-wise (south-east) and took in the whole western loop, crossing at Commonwealth Avenue.

Having done all three now, this is by far my favourite loop! I didn't take any photos on the first ride - the central loop. The second ride was done after exploring the Jerrabomberra wetlands, realising it linked up to the eastern loop we went back and did that another weekend (but again I don't seem to have taken photos). That was also a lovely ride, they all are but the western loop is my favourite. You can see all the pics over on my Flickr Photostream.

Tuesday, June 9, 2015

Australian National Botanic Gardens, ACT












As this weekend was a long weekend I took advantage of an extra day and set off to explore the Australian National Botanic Gardens. I have been meaning to go since I arrived here a year ago! Just one of the 149 things to see and do in Canberra.

It is absolutely beautiful and I'm sure I'll be back.

I have selected some of my favourite pics from the day but you can see all of them over here at flickr.

Tuesday, May 26, 2015

Yass, NSW



















These photos were taken several weeks ago now - at the end of April on a Sunday drive to Yass. I'd never been to Yass and thought it a particularly lovely setting, especially the park-like river banks. A visit to Cooma Cottage at Marchmont was also included and you can see the images over here.

Feathered friends - cockatoos




Taken from my lounge room window a few weeks ago. These feathered friends are regular visitors to my garden. I don't know what this tree is but it is deciduous and they love the little berries. It has quite a nice form but I can't help thinking it's a weed... The great thing about it is in summer when its green it looks lovely and protects the front of the house from the western sun in the afternoons and in winter when it sheds its leaves it allows the house to be bathed in the golden light of the setting sun. I love the lounge room in this light and I love the colours in these images.