Tuesday, July 3, 2012

Photos Around the Farm

I love to take photos.  I thought I'd share some of the ones I've taken lately around the farm  These first two are of an area that has been planted out in the last 12 months.  Although it looks a bit like a bunch of headstones in a graveyard, give it a couple of years and they'll be rows of productive large shrubs.  It's a very satisfying thought!  

We get a great view of Mt Wellington in the distance from this point in the plantation.

A couple of days ago I got my first ever photo (in focus, that is!!) of this wonderful Wattle Bird.  We have so many of them around the farm.  They have a very distinctive birdcall - not what you'd call pleasant, but distinctive.  And despite being quite large (maybe 40cm long) they are hard to catch on camera.  They love sitting in the Silver Tree (Leucadendron Argenteum).  They are called Wattle Birds after those dangly yellow "wattles" that hang below the eye, not as you would expect, because they like wattle!

A beautiful Silver Tree seed pod on a female tree.  


  1. Hey Grace, all lovely photos, seriously. I must've missed it but what type of Camera do you use?

  2. Hi Luna,
    Thanks! I use a Canon 450D and an iphone4. The top two here are iphone. I'm addicted to Instagram, so I always have my iphone on me, and the camera is surprisingly good! The Canon takes fabulous pictures but its big and bulky and I don't always have it handy.