tiabunna's photos with the Australia

The Grevillea

The Grevillea
Australia has an extensive genus of plants known as Grevilleas. I think all have complex flowers - see the PiP for a closer view. This one is on a bush which has been flowering for several months in our garden.
Added on January 21, 2019

Our frangipanni

Our frangipanni
It takes until New Year, but the frangipanni do finally flower here even if they are much later than further north. Be a devil, click on the image to view it large. :-)
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Added on January 14, 2019

From the lighthouse

From the lighthouse
The view from the Montague Island lighthouse. This stitched panorama looks north across the island and shows the two different types of geology - granite nearby and basalt on the more distant section. The tern colony (previous images) is visible on the…
Added on January 17, 2019

Flying home

Flying home
Crested Terns (Sterna bergii) flying back to their chicks with freshly caught fish (see also PiP). Here's my musical link.
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Added on January  9, 2019

Family portrait

Family portrait
Crested Tern (Sterna bergii) and chick at Montague Island. This species of tern is found around the Australian coast. View large. I hope I'll be excused for this musical link. :-) Explored.
Added on January  7, 2019

The colony

The colony
Colony of Crested Terns (Sterna bergii) at Montague Island. View large.
Added on January  7, 2019

Another view of the lighthouse

Another view of the lighthouse
With the change of the Montague Island lighthouse to automatic operation (and a halogen lamp), it also was changed to solar power (panels at left). The light has a range of 20 nautical miles (about 40km) and the 21 metre tower is 80 metres above sea leve…
Added on January  5, 2019

Above the door

Above the door
Showing when the lighthouse was completed. Back in the 1800s, Australia was still a British colony with Queen Victoria on the throne. It seems to have been almost mandatory to add VR (Victoria Regina) to all manner of buildings at the time. This does s…
Added on January  5, 2019

Raw materials

Raw materials
This was one of the granite boulders quarried to provide the rock for construction of the lighthouse. Back in the 1800s, that work would all have been done by hand - no power tools! One of the original drill holes can be seen toward the left of the boul…
Added on January  5, 2019

The lighthouse

The lighthouse
Montague Island lighthouse, seen from the former light keepers' houses. The lighthouse and buildings are now listed on the Register of the National Estate. HFF everyone.
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Added on January  3, 2019