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@ 2010-04-10 06:47 pm UTC
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Today we decided to go on an impromptu visit to Walyunga National Park which is a twenty minute drive from our house. We're still getting used to all the awesome things near us in Ellenbrook (like alpaca farms!) and this is one of the places.
The awesome green tree with the little nut things (yeah, they have a technical name, so what?) are sheoaks. Mmm. Casuarina for the win.
I have decided that were I ever to be a tree and the spot for karri and casuarina was taken...I'd be a tree with a gnarly root structure like this one.
Although being a tree like this wouldn't be too bad either.
Picnic table in the lake! Glen insisted I get a photo of it. He said 'it's a story.' And I guess it is. It's a short story. The end.
Sheoaks/casuarina don't have to worry about growing straight, they are awesome either way.
Twenty eight parrot in the sheoak.
I really like twenty eights.
I mean I really really like them. My neighbours used to have a tame twenty eight parrot (a baby rehabbed from the wild, however questionable that might be to do these days) called Max. Max was perhaps the most genial and good natured parrot I'd ever met, and I've met a lot of parrots over the years. The one thing about Max was that he thought it was great fun to tear the rubber of your shoe soles apart.
Male rufous whistler. I have decided that people who take photographs of birds like this without the benefit of a food catcher to attract them are masochists. Masochists, I tell you. There's me standing there like a fool saying things like 'oh you little bastard stop MOVING what the CRAP where'd it GO?' Accompanied by Glen's laughter in the background, of course.
The pied cormorant was easier to get, but very far away.
It's a good thing then, that there were some wild kangaroos around. We kept a safe distance, but they were grazing towards us, so... yay for us! Extra yay that there were no big eviscerating males around.
This one is part of a series. Two kangaroos say 'hai!'
Kangaroo on the right says, 'no wait, bai!'
And then I proceed to get sort of ridiculously happy that I'm finally capturing kangaroo locomotion in what looks like vague focus.
I get so excited, I accidentally forget the whole kangaroo in the foreground. However, I will say that kangaroos have really freaking long feet.
Om nom nom, dry crusty grass FTW. One of my cats chases his tail right? I wonder if kangaroos ever look at their tails and go 'motherfucking SNAKE! SNAKE! RUN AWAY!' It would explain a lot.
Here are three kangaroos. Look how riveting they are. Ooo. Fascinating. Next!
This little guy was hilarious. He hops into this lighting and I'm saying to Glen 'this one is a camera whore! I can hear Tyra saying 'he's fiiiiiiiiiiierce!' in the background.' That is a kangaroo model who knows his light!
On the way back to the car.
One of the views on the way home. We stopped off at a servo so I could get one of those Magnum Colombian Cappucino icecreams because they are so good and I don't even like coffee icecream usually.
And so ended our Saturday afternoon adventure.