There were lots of birds -- sulphur crested cockatoos, black cockatoos, king parrots, rosellas, wattle birds, magpies, wrens and other birds whose calls I could not identify (I'm still learning to identify bird calls). The noisiest and most present were the sulphur crested cockatoos. I was playing with photographing them and hoping to catch one on motion. Ooops, missed again.
When I proposed going on this drive my husband asked where it was. I said, that track out from Woodford where the trees are tall and there were lots of birds and I took photos of paper daisies and boronia and we saw a goanna. I always remember places from the photos I took.
I've not been out here in the height of spring before. As we dropped into the valley I was surprised to see great swathes of these tall shrubs in a massed display of flower, They are not wattles but are yellow pea flowers ... I'll show you the detail tomorrow.
With the temperature in the mid 20s, the sun shining warm and bright, and the perfume of spring in the air it was the perfect day for a picnic. So it was in the car with the sun roof open and off into the bush ... we are on our way out to Murphys Glen.
Another month has passed and theme day has arrived without me walking locally. So I dug into my archives not really expecting to find anything with perspective and found this. It is Knapsack Viaduct, the old railway line on the eastern escarpment of the mountains.