Friday, January 9, 2009

Off To a Good Start.

Local Reservoir Photo Milli 2009

Holidays

 

Lady Bay looking North

Fleurieu Peninsula South Australia.

To say that life has been hectic around here is an understatement. January is Summer here and we aussies usually have some time off for vacations and even if work continues through out the week the weekends are a time of social interacting and outings from early morn until late into the warmish evenings. Weather wise it has been a little extreme.

 

Wind farms on Cape Hill in the background. Photos Milli 2009

Skye's so blue and beautiful. Warm days of temperatures around 30deg Celsius give or take a few degrees, to the more windy and overcast warmish days with sea breezes usually giving a good relief to the heat from the sun. Up until now there has been no rain to speak of so things are drying out as they do at this time of year.

 

Agapanthus love the summer warmth and they need little water. Photo Milli 2009

 

I have had interstate visitors and we have had such a great time visiting much of what is offer in our own area. Some of my photos have shown the beauty of this area and a few days ago the historic Port Willunga was voted by a travel site as being one of the top 20 destinations in the world. To have a place like this on my doorstep is very exciting indeed although we did appreciate our quiet little secret remaining just THAT.

 

 Port Willunga. White sands and a relaxed atmosphere. Photo Milli 2009

 

For two days our friends spent their time on Kangaroo Island and they came back with glowing reports of the spectacular views and wildlife they saw on the island.

 

Seal ~  Seal Bay Kangaroo Island.  Photo courtesy of Janette's Collection.

 

Kangaroos on the Fleurieu Peninsula. ~ Photo courtesy of Janette's Collection

I have included some photos taken over the last week and hope that wherever you are in the world that you too can take some warmth and goodwill from my photos.

Milli 2009. 

Ferry to Kangaroo Island. Photo ~ Milli 2009

KI ferry Photo Milli 2009

Unloading the vehicles KI Ferry.

Encounter Bay ~ Morning in the Bay. Photo Milli 2009

Encounter Bay View from Resort Balcony. Photo Milli 2009

Lady Bay on The Fleurieu looking south. Photo Milli 2009

Resort Pool Encounter Bay..Beautiful!!! Photo Milli 2009.

32 comments:

  1. good morning Milli....almost 2 am here..glad I couldn't sleep...get to visit S Assieland this morning thanks to your pics...your b/g is beautiful

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  2. Aww thanks Dana it is 5.15 pm here and off to dinner in an hour. Great to have you visit us here.
    I hope that I am sending warmth your way..Keep well.
    Hugs ~ Milli.

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  3. snow on the ground ...warmth in the heart now

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  4. Good to hear this and that is....GREAT!

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  5. That seems just like our winter here LOL,

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  6. LOL Hi there Mamoon and this is OUR SUMMER LOL. Next week we head up to the 40s and it has been noted at around 50 up in the northern areas of the state. Now that is too hot for me.

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  7. LOL, Now we are talking summer

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  8. Ten out of Ten for Sixteen with Seven showing perfection.
    That is fantastic and so good to look at too.
    I think technically 5 & 7 are excellent with 7 capturing the point of interest using opposing diagonals in a way that is totally original. No 6 shows excellent depth of field and composition too.
    Now I am getting confused. I will take them all. lol

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  9. Great tour of your neighbourhood Milli. I love your photos. Hope you can keep cool in this heat wave!

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  10. Love them all!
    The reflection in the pool is lovely, it looks like glass!

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  11. Beautiful set Milli !!!! I loved the water shots the blue of the water looks so inviting.

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  12. oh I hope you are able to snap a few more pictures of the kangaroos!

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  13. LOL any time Bill, any time you are welcome. Thank you dearly my friend.

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  14. Thanks Mia I will be ok. 41 next week. I will dip in the sea. Wanna come over?

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  15. Thanks Mia I will be ok. 41 next week. I will dip in the sea. Wanna come over?

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  16. It was perfect at 8am in the morning when I took the shot. Thanks Danette.

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  17. It was perfect at 8am in the morning when I took the shot. Thanks Danette.

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  18. Thank you Joel. My friend said the same thing she has been to the Greek Isles and remarked how the colours of the water made her think that she could be there again.

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  19. Thank you Joel. My friend said the same thing she has been to the Greek Isles and remarked how the colours of the water made her think that she could be there again.

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  20. I will do some more wild life just for you!!!

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  21. I will do some more wild life just for you!!!

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  22. Milli these are great, I love the last one the best.

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  23. Nice, was over SA just after x-mas snorkelling. Bit cool. . Camped at Rapid Bay for New Years. Over the hill from Fairy toe KI

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  24. Thanks Rita and I will be over as son as I can to go through all of your new posts too!

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  25. How lovely, Milli. You certainly live in a beautiful. I remember my brother telling me how gorgeous Adelaide is. He lived there for almost a year. I LOVE your photo of the Agapanthus - we had quite a lot of them when I lived in the San Francisco Bay Area - they grew like weeds. Not too many around up here. I don't know how they do in sub-zero winters. Thanks for all the photos and descriptions. Hope you have a good summer and get the amount of rain you're suppose to have. We're in drought conditions and we hoping for at least an above average snow and rain fall to help with the severe lack of water over the past two years. They say that even if we get an especially wet winter it's not going to help. My thought is: It has to help SOME! Darned weather folks anyway. LOL

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  26. I remember you telling me about your brother Marcia. I do not know how the Aggies would go in the snow. They are beautiful though and can be relied upon in summer for colour.I hope that you get the rain you need and I am like you any rain is better than none and nature does what nature does. Weather forecasters can not tell weather to behave. YET!!!

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  27. all pictures awesome. i sooo wanna go to the Kangaroo Island!
    who knows, my prince charming is lurking somewhere there. ^&^

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  28. He sure is but more than likely he is a seal...I want to go back there soon too. got my fingers crossed for you Deity.

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  29. I spent a month in Oz in 1995 and decided that there was a paradise on earth

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  30. Things might have changed a bit since 95 but I think you might be right. Thanks for the visit.

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