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.