Thursday, September 20, 2007

Following the Clouds

The billowing clouds this afternoon said, "Fetch your camera and come and take a look at us." Who could resist an order like that?
(Click on photo for larger view.)
View towards our house from across the road.

My usual walk follows this path around Mt Rodgers behind our house.

Not a typical Canberra home but the view is worth it.

View south towards the Brindabella Ranges.

Belconnen Town Centre, Lake Ginninderra and Black Mountain in the distance.

Over the suburbs to the Brindabella Ranges.

Follow the path into the west.

The storm clouds roll in. If only they would deliver their promise!

Looking back towards Black Mountain.

The suburb of Flynn.

Taking the path south...

.... and north.....

... leading homeward.

And back home a little rain fell ....

and made music as it entered the tank.

Update on the Crimson Rosellas - 'mother' laid her sixth egg today!


tracey petersen said...

How exciting to get water in your tanks so quicky! I'm pining for the sound of rain on the roof. I don't foresee any for a while though.

jellyhead said...

Oh yes, the sounds of badly-needed rainwater trickling into a tank is truly wondrous!

SIX eggs now? Every time I visit your blog there are more! When will this crazy egg-laying rosella momma stop?!

susan said...

Alice, my youngest daughter returned from her trip with high praises for the beauty of your country, and is planning another trip there. Her sister asked, "What is his name?" And sure enough, she met a young man there, they are currently burning up the phone lines between here and there...

farmingfriends said...

Hi Alice,
What a beautiful area you live in.
Your photographs are stunning and very atmospheric.
Sara from farmingfriends

PEA said...

Such beautiful pictures and I love it that you can get to a higher point like that and see such wonderful panoramas. It was so windy here yesterday, the clouds were moving faster than I've ever seen! lol I can just imagine how delighted you were that it did rain a bit:-) xox

JoAnn - NL "My digital eyes" :) said...

Hey Alice,
You have done this very very well!!!! Showing the 'Clouds-walk throught the sky" I love clouds , or at least to photograph them. You have a good eye for photography :)

JoAnn greetings:)

meggie said...

I was thinking of you, as the rain was falling on us here close to the coast. It all came from your direction, so I am glad those clouds released some of their precious cargo in your area.
That bird is a joy!!

Zoey said...

How exciting about the maternity ward! Your birds are so very different from ours., It will be very interesting to see what the babies look like.

Kerri said...

What a lovely walk you had! Thanks for taking us along on that track, winding back.... :) Your photos of the clouds and spectacular views are wonderful, as usual. I love that photo of your house and front garden.
Ms. Scarlet (um, Crimson) is just popping 'em out one after the other, isn't she? Cheaper by the dozen they say! But who's gonna pay the rent?
I'm glad you got a little rain. We could use a bit too, but I don't want to spoil this week's gorgeous weather.
Ross wants to know how much water is in your tanks??

Catherine said...

All those beautiful cloud pictures, that second shot looks like you could just reach up and touch them!
so big and fluffy, beautiful!!

Thanks for sharing your walk, & the beauty seen through your eyes on your walk!!

JoAnn - NL "My digital eyes" :) said...

HI, I just wanna wish you a HAPPY weekend!

Thanks for your comments:)
I posted a cows B&W collage today:)

Have a great weekend !
JoAnn :)

Krissie said...

alice - that cloud in photo 2 is phenomenal, almost surreal! I've never seen clouds that big and so low! wow!

Merle said...

Hi Alice ~~ Beautiful photos as usual
showing off our lovely country. The clouds are great and the trees, well
they are superb. And I like the name
Brindabella. I think Graeme Connors mentions them in a song of his.
That Rosella will have a big family if they all hatch. Glad you got some rain in your new tanks. Take care, Love, Merle.

Sara said...

Hello Alice, thanks for visiting my blog recently and leaving a comment...of course, I had to visit you too and what a beautiful tour of the Australian countryside I found....your photos are wonderful. One thing I noticed right away are all the eucalyptus trees, as we have lots of those here in Southern California too. The story I heard once was that they were imported (maybe over 100 years ago) because they grow so fast and it was thought they'd be good to use for telephone poles, but it turned out they weren't).

I have enjoyed reading your blog, a quick look this morning. You have lots of interesting things going on with the birds and the scenery, etc....and I'd like to add you to my sidebar as a link if that's ok with you.

shellyC said...

One of those clouds looks like a flying duck - really!!!

judypatooote said...

Aren't clouds fascinating? They have been as beautiful around here...of course they are Gods creation, so I guess they are beautiful everywhere.....

tanya said...

Love the rain clouds!

Seeing Anew said...

Neat clouds! The first few look like Somebody up in heaven is smoking a cigarette, just puffing away! Wow those Crimson Rosella's are gorgeous, and this is fun getting literally a "birds eye view" of the "babies to be."

Val said...

Haven't those damn eggs hatched yet??

Like your tank configuration. Music indeed!