Staring me down

She won. It wasn’t even close.

It was feeding time at the Taronga Zoo, and the pride was very active – coming right up to the glass and staring us down. Could they see us? I’m not sure, but it sure as hell made me feel uncomfortable. Visit my photography website to see more photos from our trip to the zoo.

Full moon over Sydney

MoonriseThe moon was quite spectacular recently, rising slowly through the trees at Stonecutters Ridge.

A Cold morning

Frozen Tundra. Frost covers the golf course.

Frozen Tundra. Frost covers the golf course.

Western Sydney gets its fair share of cold morning, and regardless of whether you’re a cold weather fan or not, the accompanying frost makes for great views. We woke up this morning to what I believe was the coldest morning of the year thus far, and our coldest since moving in at Stonecutters Ridge.

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Taronga Zoo

The view from Taronga Zoo

The view from Taronga Zoo

In the true spirit of Mothers Day, we did what every mother would want to do – spend time with the family. So, we went the zoo! We tried to not act like monkeys, or squawk like the local birdlife but for some of us, it was just a little too much. It was a beautiful fall day – crystal clear skies and warm enough to keep us there until closing. I’ve been to a number of zoos across the world, and while Taronga Zoo might not have the most amazing collection of animals or the most stunning of enclosures, it has a view that is unmatched.

Be sure to check out the photo gallery of the Taronga Zoo for additional pictures (external link).

Early morning walks around Stonecutters Ridge

Foggy morning at Stonecutters RidgeThe mercury is dropping, and the days are getting shorter, but it hasn’t stopped me from making the most of the daylight hours. Jake has become quite the little alarm clock – getting me out of bed right when HE thinks it’s time. Recently, that’s been close to 5:30am.

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