Australia · Changes · clouds · Mount Warning · palm trees · photography · spring · Tweed Valley

All in a day

At 6:30 am today, the mist was so thick it had blocked the view of everything beyond the palm trees in my garden. And the mist appearing after another warmish night convinces me that what I am seeing must be some form of condensation vapours rising from the damp earth. I had to wait for almost an hour before the mist had cleared enough to take photos of the valley. By that time, the sun had risen, casting shadows across the large stems of the palms, yet the flimsy, misty clouds continued their dance below the mountain.

The sleeping giant, Mount Warning, caught a few dainty clouds too.

I sat at my computer the whole morning, continuing work on assignments, and when I paused for a break just after midday I saw that thick clouds had rolled in across the valley. The afternoon view looked so different to the morning, so it was time for another photo.

Tonight, as I closed the curtains, I noticed the sky had tuned a pretty orange colour. It’s quite a dark photo, but clearly shows the outline of the mountain and ranges against the tinted nighttime sky. And once again there were clouds lingering over the mountain, more than this morning, but less than at midday.

No wonder they call the Tweed Valley the Valley of Contrasts.

Australia · birds · clouds · colours · Mount Warning · photography · Tweed Valley · winter

Sunrise, sunset …

There was another beautiful sunrise this morning, complete with patches of cloud catching the early morning rays. Right across the southern skies, pale pink hues gradually changed to orange as I took several photos.

The birds were in fine form this morning too, I could hear them chirping all around me, while beside me baby Magpie yodeled his scratchy, youthful tones.

I spent the day indoors, working on a university assignment, so didn’t venture outside again until tonight. It was just past sunset but not quite nightfall. The sky was just a tad darker than I would have liked, but I decided to take a photo anyway, looking across the village of Tumbulgum and the town of Murwillumbah, with the black silhouette of Mount Warning and the ranges in the background.

That’s all for today. It’s getting late, but I already have an idea of what I will write about tomorrow when my eyes are not feeling so weary. I have been reading some very interesting facts about kookaburras, which I will share tomorrow. 🙂