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Sunday, June 21

Finally found that platypus!!!

Last Sunday the girls and I went to the Arboretum, only about a five minute drive from our house, and there were platypus (platypuses?? platypi??) everywhere!! I saw about six in the water during the hour and a half we wandered around the lake. It was cold but beautiful, and Alice had a ball feeding the swans. Unfortunately platypus are very shy and my photos aren't great - really need to get a super-duper telephoto lens!!


Big Girl, Alice and Big' Girls Best Friend, S.

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Black swan

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Cute little baby wallaby

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The Platypus!!

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Red robin

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Piggy back with Big Sis

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Monday, June 8

A Walk at Warrawee

Today we are on a day off thanks to the Queen's birthday long weekend, and since it has finally stopped raining we managed to go out for a bit of an adventure. We drove to the Warrawee Platypus reserve, which is only about 15 minutes from our home, but feels like a world away. Even though it was chilly (about 10 degrees) the weather was gorgeous - very still, and the pond looked like a mirror. Lots of fantastic photo opportunities, so I made the most of it. And yes, I know the one of me and the kids is blurry, but my darling husband took it and he isn't as familiar with the camera as I am!! I thought I had better include the shot though, just to prove that I do exist!! Alas, the only platypus we saw was busy surfing the rapids in the middle of the river and I failed to get a picture of him. Maybe next time...

Lots of interesting fungi!

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The pond was so very still and reflective
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