Spring in Brisbane

SpringChicken

I went to a yin yoga class this morning. On the sign in sheet was written “First Day of Spring“.  I didn’t think it was the equinox yet so I asked one of the instructors about it (she didn’t know what an equinox was). Apparently Australia starts the seasons on the first day of the month instead of the celestial first day of the season. In other news; Happy Labor Day to those back in the US.

 

Anyone get the photo???

 

Anyone?

 

Strange Animals (or animals not found in the wilds of North America)

A few weeks ago, Mr. EG and I visited the Lone Pine Koala Sanctuary. Mainly because everyone kept wanting to see pictures of koalas. Turns out it was a nice relaxing afternoon outing.

First the birds…

Tawny Frogmouth

 

Kookaburra

Kookaburra

 

Cassowary

Cassowary

 

Emu

Emu

Now the kangaroo’s…

And everybody’s favorite the Koalas…

Those koalas have very sharp claws! One of my favorite sections was the native birds (the snakes were really cool too). The coloring on the feathers was so beautiful. No good pictures of those as most were moving around or hidden in the shadows. I kept saying that the colors and patterns would provide plenty of inspiration for me if/when I start dying yarn.

So the question is would I go again? If I have visitors, yes. If we have small children, yes as it’s great for families. Otherwise, it was nice to visit once but not sure if we’ll go back without a reason. But keep in mind that we’re not really into the touristy things. We’re more of the hiking/camping type of people. We would rather do something than see something.

Lounging around

We saw this kangaroo lounging around today. More pictures of weird and cute animals will be forthcoming.

PS. Horay! This is my 50th post on this blog. Took me long enough. 😉