Join Maria, on her trip to North Queensland, Australia. Can you spot any crocodiles?
It is mid-winter in Australia and some say it is the best time of year here. Without the heat and humidity of summer it is near-perfect. I still prefer summer but I cannot deny the loveliness at this time of year. A visit to Alexandra Headlands on the Sunshine Coast in Queensland made me fall in love with the coast all over again. Hope you enjoy the pictures.
Got my eye on the prize!
Hey! Check out the BBQ area!
This is where us kookaburras live – Wappa Dam. This beautiful reserve is just outside a town called Yandina in the hinterland of the Sunshine Coast, Queensland.
Best of all we love picnics and BBQ’s. We don’t wait for an invitation. We just know everyone loves us.
It’s Autumn here now and the leaves on the liquid amber trees are just beginning to turn red.
Look what else is on the Barbie!
It was fun showing you around our home here in Australia (of course). Come back real soon and bring us a bit of food if you like.
We only eat like birds, you know.
Must fly, Goodbye.
We have the most beautifully coloured birdlife in Australia.
I photographed these birds while I was staying in a cabin near the Queen Mary Falls in the rainforest in South East Queensland.
The bird with the bright scarlet breast and green wings and tail is an Australian King Parrot.
It is always such a joy to see these birds in the wild.
Our newly-found feathered friends were extremely tame – they are pretty cheeky birds, anyway! We bought bags of seed and hand fed them. The birds even perched on my arm and hat!
May is late Autumn in Queensland, Australia. These Golden Penda flowers are a special treat at this time of year. This is an Australian wildflower and the shrubs are alive with bees.
Many streets have avenues of Golden Pendas planted along them as they are one of our most spectacular native trees.
Meredith, I look forward to your stories of being out and about in Tennessee! It will be fascinating to see various parts of the world through local eyes. What better way to discover new places in the world?