December is such a hectic Christmas month, I’m taking a nostalgic look at our visit to the South Coast of New South Wales in spring
…a stroll along the beach early on a soft spring day
plenty of time to take in the details……
patterns in the water…
……..on the sand and the rocks
and little worlds, all going about their day
Later, we had coffee looking out over the Narooma breakwater….
then we walked along the craggy path to the headlands… I wished I’d had this photo while I was still teaching..
We watched seals sunbaking on the rocks at the headlands…..regardless of the waves crashing up against them…
Turning back from the headlands, is Narooma with Gulaga (Mt Dromedary) in the background.
I love the inlets around Narooma, so still and calm…I’d rather be a pelican than a seal any day!
On the way home we passed a valley full of lilies…yet I have trouble growing one or two in Canberra..
Here is a hedge surrounding the car park at the local supermarket, a master-stroke of design for a public place, hardy and useful for birds. Grevilleas are planted along the southern side.
The wattle birds and parrots are feeding and chatting everywhere
On the side of a busy road, this New Zealand Christmas bush was flowering in all its splendour
We took a quiet back track through a small forest of spotted gum trees on our way home.
A curious Red-necked Pademelon, (related to a Wallaby) stood looking at us..It was so quiet he stayed for a while
….and made our day.
When we arrived back at our friend’s house, (Gardener Extraordinaire), her neighbours had given her some kangaroo paws and bottlebrushes from the garden.
So much to see and do on a spring day at the coast!
All photos copyright to Gerrie Mackey