wings and things

The Australia puddle and other Spring things

on October 4, 2013

The puddle in our driveway has held the shape of Australia for weeks and weeks and even had a Tasmania, but the latter evaporated a couple of days ago, before I remembered to take a photo. I wish I had, as it might have made me famous! I’ve decided not to get that Australia-shaped pot-hole filled with gravel now, in the hope that next Spring it will once again rain relentlessly and re-create the Australia puddle, with Tasmania, on our driveway. Then I will take lots of photos and have an exhibition and get rich. The reason I didn’t take the photos this time was because it was raining and I didn’t want to get drenched to photograph a puddle (I think that is more for the professionals.)


A blue wren (very hard to photograph because they are so tiny and so fast!) After several attempts to get him in more natural surroundings, he landed on one of Anthony’s salvaged washing machine insides, that we use for an outside barbecue.

A rare vision of Uluru looking calm. He is usually feisty, having to compete for the wheat with all the winged creatures.

G9 in a tree. I have never seen him her do this before (even though I know that, at sundown, she flies up into the wattle trees for the night with all the other peafowl).

Ming, with the dogs.

Something wonderful happened today; I became a great-auntie for the first time. A beautiful baby was born and I mean this sincerely because, let’s face it, most babies are quite ugly for the first few days/hours – but not this one! She is exquisite! In respect of the new parents’ privacy, I will ask them before putting any photos of the kid on my blog.

25 responses to “The Australia puddle and other Spring things

  1. niasunset says:

    Congratulations for a new baby in your family, best wishes for their parents. This puddle is very interesting and yes, you should take photographs… This is extraordinary. Wonderful photographs, Thank you dear Julie, have a nice day and weekend, love, nia

  2. bulldog says:

    Sorry Julie I don’t agree all babies look alike… it is only woman that can stand there and say how beautiful a baby looks and whose chin it has and whose eyes it has… they all look the same to me it’s only the size that differs… lolol

  3. Wonderful photos, Julie, and such sweet puppies (and son of course ;-)) Is that an Irish Wolfhound?

  4. Vicki (from Victoria A Photography) says:

    Wow! Julie, that puddle is really something.
    (I wouldn’t fill the puddle in either. Gotta have that nationalistic thing happening somewhere on the continent and what better place than Julie, Anthony & Ming’s driveway).

    Nice photos of the gang.

  5. tootlepedal says:

    A beautiful baby? That is something indeed. Good to see Ming entertaining the dogs. How is he?

    You should have been out with an extra bucket of water for Tasmania.

    What a nice picture of Uluru.

  6. G9 is so beautiful now and to think she was pretty much goner had you not stepped in! What a brilliantly blue bird and I love the picture of Ming playing guitar!

  7. Should I suggest you fill that hole with water so you can recreate the puddle? You really don’t want us to wait for a year to see it, do you?

  8. If you get rich, share.

  9. Congratulations Great Auntie! I love the pictures,Gutsy-9 is amazing, she beat all the odds, thanks to her fantastic mother of course. The picture of Ming playing outside is a keeper,, it would look lovely framed, the shadows are a great backdrop and gives him an air of a minstrel. šŸ™‚

  10. IS it just me or does Ming look an awful lot like his Dad?

  11. janeslog says:

    It does look like Australia. When you see something unusual always photograph it if you have a camera handy. If you go back later, the opportunity has often gone.

    You would be best to get it filled in before it gets worse, otherwise it may end up costing you a fortune. It can also damage your car.

    A British newspaper called the Sun often has stories about unusual things. It has had stories about a loaf of bread which looked like Mother Theresa of Calcutta, a water mark on a wall which looked like Jesus, a carrot which looked like a male body part etc. It is owned by Rupert Murdoch so he would probably be interested in it.

  12. Rhonda says:

    Ha…great photos Jules. And what an eye! Congrats on the newest member of the family. xoxo

  13. Congrats great-auntie. Love all these photos today, especially Ming and the dog.

  14. ksbeth says:

    wonderful things are coming your way, congrats on the new family member )

  15. What a lovely post Julie – smiling at the gorgeous photos (that puddle!) and the look of peace surrounding you šŸ™‚

  16. absolutely love the pics. as far as ugly babies i have often wondered why we can’t just accept that most babies are not terribly appealing in the beginning? as someone who has made the mistake of not lying about a baby’s looks i can tell you it is not a “pretty sight” (in all fairness the baby was my own grandchild and not said to relatives). i saw the potential and didn’t think it was the big deal others did:)

  17. WordsFallFromMyEyes says:

    I love the photo šŸ™‚ I love how it used to have a Tassie šŸ™‚

    Your photos are all great, Julie. To see Ming happy there is choice too (considering you commented recently he’d come in crying – OMG that would have torn my heart out. I’ve actually come by to see if I can find out the why, if it’s not too private… & I just realised I didn’t respond re that. I’m so sorry, Julie. I meant to actually ask you at the time I saw your comment what happened.)

    But re this post!! Beautiful šŸ™‚

  18. Judith says:

    Enjoyed the photos. Glad your puddle might become famous:) Your blue wren is GORGEOUS! Our wrens didn’t come this year. Went one neighborhood over. More bird feeders. I missed them, but I see them flit by occasionally, and they look happy.

  19. FlaHam says:

    Julie, I always wanted to know a rich person, I wish you would hurry up. I love the photo’s. I have never seen a Uluru before, exactly what is it? And why do you have it? will it make you rich also?. Smiling, please keep taking pictures, I enjoy them so. Take care, Bill

  20. LOVE the puddle. šŸ™‚ Yes, please make sure you snap Tassie next time. I feel neglected šŸ˜¦

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