As fall descends on the Alps and warm summer breezes turn to icy cold wind, especially in Bavaria, Austria, and Switzerland, the farmers go up the mountains and bring their animals down from their summer pastures. Ski slopes and groomed trails are perfect places to summer the cows. They will keep the grass low without having to pay someone to mow them, and the cows get to eat some sweet, green grass. Many times, the farmers will come together to pay one or two people to care for the cows during [...]
Not far from Melbourne, we were driving around and trying to get off the roads by nightfall. We almost made it.
Dusk is such a great time to see wildlife and take lots of gorgeous photos, but the roads are more dangerous with animal crossings. The last thing we wanted to do while in Australia is run over one of their cute little animals, so we always tried to get off the road by sundown.
Australia is definitely one of those countries that you should plan on driving around as much as possible. [...]
The wildlife in Australia is one of the main reasons people go. That’s why we went. Oh yeah, we visited some cool family, too. What a bonus!
One of my third graders has chosen to study koalas, and he is constantly coming up to me and reminding me what awesome little creatures these are. Two of his favorite facts are that they sleep up to 20 hours each day and that they drink little water, getting most of their moisture from the eucalyptus.
He’s right! Koalas are totally cool animals, and we [...]
Traveling around Australia, I loved the wildlife the most. Lorikeets are everywhere, and they seem to be a rather friendly bird. They don’t fly away unless you get just a little too close. They’re gorgeous, too. Just look at those colors!
Everyone goes to see wallabies and kangaroos…for a good reason! But, the bird life is also fantastic. I just loved it. We took this photo the very first day that we landed in Melbourne. You can’t beat that!
What are some of your favorite animals or birds in Australia?
Traveling gives you the opportunity to get a glimpse into somebody else’s life.
I’m fascinated by homes around the world. You can tell a lot by a person’s home, and front yard for that matter.
Therefore, I’ve compiled ten photos of front yards from around the world. What can we glean from them?
This first house was the house Jim and I owned in Alaska. Alaska front yards contain a lot of snow, and usually the machines and tools that help you remove the snow or at least a couple of four wheel drives to get you up that [...]
What better way to spend Boxing Day then to walk the beach in Edithvale, Australia? This photo just sends out relaxing vibes. I want to trade in my rainy German house for a day at the beach. Who is with me?
Happy Boxing Day Everyone…especially to Mary and Chris, downunder!
I was very excited about going to Frasier Island, and since we had limited time we took a 4WD tour around the island. I think if I did it again, I wouldn’t take a tour, but it was nice for the first time. It’s pretty incredible that the whole island is made out of sand. There were plants that date back to the age of the dinosaurs. It was beautiful, quiet, peaceful, and a great place to spend a few days.
Summer in the southern hemisphere allowed me to take this very beautifully green photo of the Royal Exhibition grounds. The gardens were well manicured and had many varieties of flowers and shrubs that are indigenous to Australia.
Sometimes you don’t have to do anything to make a photo more artsy than it naturally is. This is the staircase to the canopy walk along the Great Ocean Road in Australia. Just take a look at those curves and lines. I don’t know…could I have done more? You tell me.
Out on the Great Barrier Reef lies a number of smallish islands, no more than sand bars where nesting birds can rear their young with not too many problems. We discovered these baby Boobies when we took a snorkeling boat out to the reef.