Travel theme: Noise

I live with noise. I have had tinnitus now for 30 years. Thankfully I have learned how to turn it off. If I am with groups of people chattering, I have trouble discerning one conversation over another. If I am at a party, I just give up. The following photo represents when noise starts to bore me a bit.noise

But as Neil once sang, you can have beautiful noise. Russell Falls, Tasmania. For AilsaRussell Falls

Cee’s Fun Foto Challenge: Contrasting Colors

I love it in July when the Cootamundra Wattle (Acacia baileyana) starts to flower. Southern Australia does experience winter but it is not particularly severe. I’ve only seen snow where I live twice in 17 years. Having said that, it is still nice to notice something that heralds the end of winter. Every year I try to photograph it. I used to have more than 10 species of Acacia on my block but earlier this year we were hit by a devastating grass fire and I am down to 3. The good news is that fire is a wattle seed trigger so there are little wattles popping up all over the place. I’ll let them all go and keep the strong ones later.wattle