Piglet Races at Deni Ute Muster, Wildlife – Tuesday Photo of the Day

Not Exactly wildlife, but they were so cute, The piglet races at Deni Ute Muster (click for the full story and more images) were held with the utmost professionalism. Ascot music, a race caller and a dramatic finish.

Sunrise over Auckland Harbour. Monday Photo of the Day – Landscape

Sailing into Auckland Harbour on our Royal Carribean New Zealand cruise on the Ovation of the Seas, the rising sun painted a perfect picture of coloured sky over the city

Margaret River discovery Tour and Wilyabrup Sea Cliffs

Our tour started with a trip back out to Prevelly Beach and a morning coffee at White Elephant Cafe. Just to kick things off!! The morning was spent exploring Margaret River by canoe and stopping at a small waterfall, where we tasted local honey and lunch at Fraser Gallop Winery.

After Lunch we travel in Sean’s Landrover and head into the scrub and four wheel drive over sand and rough tracks towards the Wilyabrup seacliffs overlooking the Indian Ocean. The track at times disappears into vast areas of deep sand and we are privileged to see birds and grass trees as well as reptiles and kangaroos.

The scenery was spectacular and the wildflowers, interspersed with driftwood were still showing off with clumps of the pretty pink pimela abundant

Sean picks up a shingle back lizard to show us, but the lizard couldn’t wait to hit terra firma again and scurried off into the scrub

Melbourne Skyline at Sunset, Saturday – Urban Photo of the Day

Having spent the day at the Australian Open Tennis, we were wandering back to our hotel along the banks of the Yarra River, the sun dropped below the city skyline and cast a beautiful pink hue over the river, Princes Bridge and CBD buildings.

Emus, Outback Queensland Birds – Friday Photo of the Day

Running along the side of the road as we travelled past them, almost as though they were trying to race us

Breakfast, White Elephant Cafe, Margaret River Beach

Sunday morning brekky at White Elephant Cafe, with this magnificent view and a great menu, what more could you want!

Our accommodation was back up on the sand dunes behind Ganarabup Beach and each morning we would pass the café on our morning walk, it was always busy, so we decided that was going to be our Sunday breakfast location. We went for our morning walk and called in quite early, admired the view and did some people watching as the café was quickly filling up.

Woolly, my significant other, had his usual bacon and eggs breakfast, I always like to try something different and chose French toast with ricotta cheese, berries and mango coulis. Is your mouth watering? Because it was delicious.

Decorative wall at the Forbidden City, Beijing China. Thursday – Monochrome Photo of the Day

Built hundred of years ago, the decorative wall is one of the beautiful features at the Forbidden City in Beijing China. Construction of the Forbidden City started in 1406.

Gnaramup Beach walk to Margaret River Mouth

Suffering from severe bushfire damage in 2011 the Prevelly and Gnaramup Beach headlands have been replanted with native wildflowers and shrubs and rejuvenated with walkways and rest stops. Each morning we would grab the joggers, and hats and camera and head out for our daily walk, from Prevelly Beach to Gnaramup Beach and the mouth  of the Margaret River. The ocean roaring beside us and the tranquility of the bushland and fauna creating a beautiful, relaxed  contrast. The galahs and birds perched on the railings of the boardwalk, screeching and flying off, only to settle again after we passed. The early morning surfers were out and the joggers maintaining fitness before heading off to work, we always nod hello as they passed and the tourists at a more leisurely pace, like us, enjoying the moment, before heading back to the Margaret River Beach Resort for breakfast

Red and White Border, Niagara Parks, Botanic Gardens. Wednesday – Flower/Garden Photo of the Day

One of the many border gardens on display at Niagara Parks Botanic Gardens, Niagara Falls USA. Making a strong statement in bold colours, red and white with various shades of green