Cee’s Fun Foto Challenge: Found in Nature

©irene waters 2014

©irene waters 2014

©irene waters 2014

©irene waters 2014

Koalas can be found all over Noosa although their numbers are dwindling as their habitat decreases and domestic animals and foxes increase. These photos were taken in Noosa National Park a forty minute walk from my front door.

© irene waters 2014

© irene waters 2014

Kookaburras are also abundant. Taken in the dog park a 1 minute walk from my front door.

© irene waters 2014

© irene waters 2014

These three soon to be laughing kookaburras were taken in a friends back garden.

© irene waters 2014

© irene waters 2014

The White cockatoos which were nesting in this tree are also a 1 min walk  away.

© irene waters 2014

© irene waters 2014

As are the flying foxes. They fly over our house every night as they head out to forage. The sky is black with them there are so many.

© irene waters 2014

© irene waters 2014

Something is nesting there. Don’t know what.

© irene waters 2014

© irene waters 2014

The mangroves are a four-minute walk from the front door. The crabs are plentiful and the river is full of crab pots of people who live locally wanting a bit of fresh mud crab for dinner. Personally I couldn’t kill one if I caught one.

© irene waters 2014

© irene waters 2014

© irene waters 2014

© irene waters 2014

You have to look to see the first lot – two reclining. These live just around the corner from me maybe a ten minute walk. The house always reminds me of the one in Gone with the Wind. It has a huge expanse of lawn all around it and then National Park. These kangaroos have made themselves at home here and can often be seen in the early morning and dusk. To my mind they replace the peacocks that you would expect with this property. Kangaroos are all over the place and are always on the golf course where they are so used to people they are quite tame despite being wild.

© irene waters 2014

© irene waters 2014

All manner of reptiles are to be found – I don’t even have to leave home.

© irene waters 2014

© irene waters 2014

The water birds are everywhere. As we are a minutes walk from the river they are constant companions. These pelicans were taken upstream about an hours walk from my place.

Not shown are the possums which also run around the roof of a night wearing hobnail boots. I do have a photo but can’t immediately find it. Noosa is full of wildlife which can be found in nature.

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About Irene Waters 19 Writer Memoirist

I began my working career as a reluctant potato peeler whilst waiting to commence my training as a student nurse. On completion I worked mainly in intensive care/coronary care; finishing my hospital career as clinical nurse educator in intensive care. A life changing period as a resort owner/manager on the island of Tanna in Vanuatu was followed by recovery time as a farmer at Bucca Wauka. Having discovered I was no farmer and vowing never again to own an animal bigger than myself I took on the Barrington General Store. Here we also ran a five star restaurant. Working the shop of a day 7am - 6pm followed by the restaurant until late was surprisingly more stressful than Tanna. On the sale we decided to retire and renovate our house with the help of a builder friend. Now believing we knew everything about building we set to constructing our own house. Just finished a coal mine decided to set up in our backyard. Definitely time to retire we moved to Queensland. I had been writing a manuscript for some time. In the desire to complete this I enrolled in a post grad certificate in creative Industries which I completed 2013. I followed this by doing a Master of Arts by research graduating in 2017. Now I live to write and write to live.
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21 Responses to Cee’s Fun Foto Challenge: Found in Nature

  1. M. R. says:

    Oh, absolutely MARVELLOUS, irene! How lucky you are to live amongst our fauna like that! I’d give quids to see them up close and personal. Terrific selection of Australiana – congrats!

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  2. andy1076 says:

    All of my most favorite! beautiful capture 🙂

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  3. Katie of Black Hills Reiki says:

    Oh WOW! Thanks for your photos this week!! What a blessing to live near such wonderful creatures! Great photos!!!

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  4. Cee Neuner says:

    Oh Irene, I had so much for strolling through your nature photos. Splendid entry for this week’s theme. Thanks so much for participating! 🙂

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  5. yellowlancer says:

    Wonderful photos, Irene 🙂

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  7. verrrry nice. it’s almost like having a zoo in your backyard! 🙂

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  8. Absolutely awesome photos. I love the koalas. I remember visiting the zoo in Sydney and cuddling them there. Their fur is so soft. 😀

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  10. lovely photos for the challenge. the Koalas are aborable

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