Tuesday, January 27, 2009

Honey, I'm home!

I'm back!
The above photo shows you that the earth really is red in Australia; this picture was taken in the Kingaroy region. We had a great time in this part of "Aussie" while we sampled nuts (oo er!) and wine and cheese!
This spider I am told is a Golden Orb...I am still fascinated by the web it constructed. It looked tough enough to catch low-flying aircraft, let alone anything smaller! I confess to having used the zoom to photograph it tho' and had my "flight" mode on high alert.
This kangaroo seemed more than happy to have his photo taken and I was able to stand almost next to it, there was an enclosure where about 15 'roos were lazing the day away for snap-happy tourists such as myself and even tho' this is about my 6th visit to Australia I love taking pix of these roos.

Got home to a garden looking like a jungle and the sunflowers with faces as big as dinner plates. Thankfully our wonderful neighbours had mowed the lawns in our absence. I started back at work today and am off travelling again in the morning, this time up to Hamilton and on to Te Aroha. Yippee.

16 comments:

Steve said...

Glad to hear you're home safely, Amanda, sounds like you had a wonderful time and I'm dead jealous. I've missed your "voice" on the bloggosphere!

The Sagittarian said...

Thanks, Steve, very nice for you to say so. I must confess to having blogged in haste and have other things I should have included (like, for example, my 11 yr old complaining of having a sore "foot wrist"...another new word in our house now for ankle!) Might be a two-part-job!

The villager: said...

I like the look of the roo.....good to have you back blogging.

The Sagittarian said...

Hi Villager, it is good to be back! The roo is cute isn't he! (My husband had roasted 'roo for dinner later in the week, I guess he liked the look of it too!)

VioletSky said...

Good to see you back. There's plenty of time for more travel pics and stories as I'm sure you must have many...

The villager: said...

No........please tell me he didn't have one roasted ?!

Brother Tobias said...

Welcome back - and have a good trip! Apparently that spider has neurotoxic venom like the Black Widow's...which makes you a lot braver than me!

Rol said...

Welcome back - you got closer to that spider than I would have!

meggie said...

So glad you are home safely in Aoteoroa! The weather may be shitty, & all sorts of ugly... but it is home!!

Reluctant Blogger said...

Oooh welcome back! I missed you loads.

Glad you had a great time despite the heat.

I can't wait - this time next week I'll be there (and jetlagged). Yippee!!

Enjoy your latest travels. xx

Steve said...

"foot wrist" - now that's made me laugh and is just so right!

Mike said...

Glad you are home and glad you had a good time. I have to go to work next week for the fist time in over a year and I already want a vacation!

The Sagittarian said...

Violet- hi there. Yes, I've got a few photos to show but seem to be lacking in motivation!

Villager - sorry, it was and he did!

brother T - I'm glad I didn't know that when I took the photo! My mother-in-law tells me the web is still there but the spider has moved on.

Rol - I suspect that if I didn't have a good zoom lense, that photo wouldn't have been taken!

Meggie - Do you know, I have been cold this week for the first time in ages and I have to say I seem to be glad about it. You're right tho', there's no place like home.

RB - aw, thanks. It's nice to be missed. I know you're going to love your holiday! I have rellies where you're going and they have been telling me about their 40 degree days! Good luck.

Steve - I know, she's a funny wee thing but it is an accurate description!

Mike - Oh poor you!! I found it hard enought o go back to work after a month off, let alone a year. Hopefully you will find some way to make the day go faster....

Jeannette St.G. said...

Wow, I love the spider web, and you go a good angle on the spider too!

The Sagittarian said...

Hi Jeannette, thanks for fropping by! Yeah, that spider did give me the "willies" but I also founf it rather beautiful and hard to walk past to ignore! :-)

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