Thursday, September 25, 2008

Spring in Brisbane is a brief affair. We were forecast a couple of cloudy, damp days, but instead this is what we got.
It's vacation time, so I piled the kids in the car and we headed down to the beach for a couple of hours expending youthful energy, or in my case, going into energy debt. There is a small island at this spot, only accessible at low tide. We have always said we wanted to walk there, and today we did.

We explored the tidal pools, filled with hermit crabs and tiny fish that we could only spot when they moved.

The kids squealed when a hermit crab decided to explore my toes.

I imagine that the cranes at the shipping port are actually giraffes, grazing on an African plain.

On the way home we stopped at a garden centre, admired the flowers, especially this prettily crumpled poppy, and stocked up on a few plants to add to the little frog haven I am creating.

Tired but happy, we all went home.


Kristin said...

That sounds like a fabulous day!

Margaret said...

What a great day!!! LOVE the color of that poppy.

Me said...

fabulous photos of a delightful outing.

meggie said...

What a lovely day out! And don't you just love poppies with their crumpled petals, that straighten right out!

lily boot said...

what a lovely day -the photo of them intent on life at their feet is indeed lovely. I'm trying to think what small island can be reached at lowtide and am at a complete loss - you must email me and tell me! We'd love to walk out there too. And I agree on the cranes - definitely Brisbane's giraffes!