Monday, February 28, 2011

My world Tuesday; Turtles;

Turtle track;



Lady Elliot Island is a breeding ground for Green- and Loggerhead turtles between November and May each year. Turtles come ashore at night to lay eggs and are easily disturbed by light, noise and movement. It is possible to have an incredible encounter and watch the females laying eggs and also the hatchlings emerge from the sand. 

Saturday, February 26, 2011

Macro Flowers Saturday; Allamanda

This pretty climber winds its way up a native tree. It flowers nearly year round; very reliable but not invasive, it does not produce seed. It grows well from cuttings.

    Allamanda, also known as Yellow Bell, Golden Trumpet or Buttercup Flower, is a genus of tropical shrubs or vines belonging to the dogbane family (Apocynaceae).
The genus Alamanda is native to South and Central America. Their year-round production of large, bright flowers have made the Allamanda popular ornamentals.

The genus name Allamanda derives from Dr. Frederich Allamanda (1735-1803), a Swiss botanist of the late 18th century.

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Photo TS from my garden.

Tuesday, February 22, 2011

That's My World Tuesday; The Pines;


My shopping center, called The Pines. I call it the "Pine" in the neck! It is situated in Elanora about 8 km  from my place.  The short drive is pleasant as it follows the creek and the road is shaded by huge trees. Turning at the bridge I  meet up with suburbia.The shopping center  provides most of our needs. I would prefer markets and not such a sterile, urban shopping facility.

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Saturday, February 19, 2011

Macro Flowers Saturday; Hibiscus in the summer garden;

Hibiscus "Cuba" flowers from early summer into the first winter month in my garden.

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Tuesday, February 15, 2011

My World; bikes;

Cycling has become a popular sport. Left is my daughter Jacqueline, she is an enthusiastic cycler.

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Saturday, February 12, 2011

Macro Flowers Saturday; as simple as a Daisy;

Daisy, Daisy give me your answer do.
I'm half crazy all for the love of you.
It won't be a stylish marriage,
I can't afford a carriage.
But you'll look sweet,
Upon the seat,
Of a bicycle made for two.

Michael, Micheal, here is your answer true.
I'm not crazy all for the love of you.
There won't be any marriage,
if you can't afford a carriage.
'Cause I'll be switched, 
if I get hitched,
on a bicycle built for two!"

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