Christmas & New Year done and dusted. After the families headed off this morning to their various destinations, Doug and I needed some "us" time to get out of the house and clear our heads.
We headed to the local Wetlands, a haven for many birds which has many walking or biking track through it. We often bike through, but today we felt in a much more leisurely mood. We were astonished how low firstly Saltwater Creek, then the actual wetlands were. The mud was a maze of cracks and the shorelines showing different colours as the water has depleted. We then walked South Beach, taking time to sit and take in the splendid sea view. A lovely way to fill in a morning.
|Salt Water Creek|
|The vibrant flax flower.....not a tui to be seen|
|This shows how low the water is.|
|The clouds put on a show, the wind was brisk....Pacific Ocean to the left, Wetlands to the right.|
|The Yarra flower in all it glory. I liked the layers of textures & colours here|
|Moth or butterfly...no idea, but he sat for a moment sunning his pretty wings.|
|Overview of the wetlands|
|A display of wildflowers to enhance this amazing cloud.|