BBQ on the roof

It was my birthday on Sunday. SO we decided to have BBQ on the roof. It was still raining in the hills, but the sun came in to the city.

Posing, of course!

Laurius is unhappy with the food mess on his shoe.

Also there were some children, soap bubbles, a cake with candles, vegetarian sausages, birthday songs in German and English. And of course – BBQ. An Australian style birthday.


It gets dark and it gets cold. Still not summer.

Somewhere behind those buildings is the ocean.

Deep Creek bushwalking

At the entrance to Deep Creek conservation park we met Scarlet Robin.

And a lovely couple o Superb Fairy Wrens. Male is bright.

His wife – modest and shy. They were jumping like those tin birds – toys.

As they call walking in forest or at the river bushwalking too, this trail was a real bushwalking. At the beginning we were going surrounded by dense bushes, just a little bit too tall so we couldn’t see anything around.

The tack began to go down and we saw a wide landscape. We have seen photos of this trail before and it showed some kangaroos on the cliff edge. There was nothing like a cliff. Just a steep slippery stony surface under your feet. Those, who didn’t look under their feet got many bruises (of course it was Laurius).

Sadly, it was windy day, it means – no birds. We didn’t know where we were going. Just down. And the sea looked so far away, and we – so high on the hill.

Instead of kangaroo.

The end of the trail was very near, but we had to turn and run up, because sun was going down so fast. And it took an hour to get down.

Some flowers.

The last point where you can see something before getting in the bushes.


Finally we made it – we came to our car. After that it got dark in  minutes. A night butterfly hiding in the toilet.

On the way back we met  kangaroos and a rabbit on the road! A little bit extreme ridding in twilight on gravel roads.

Talisker Silver Mine

Somewhere near Cape Jervis is a little gravel road which takes you to Talisker silver mine.

Well, what’s left from it.

The place itself was discovered in 1862. Not very old, but we were still happy to find some remains of Australian history.

If you ever come here, don’t go downstairs. All you’ll find is some stones and bushes on the way going up again 🙂

Our Mr. Elephant posing next to a gorge.

Some remains.

An unknown upside-down bird.


Every time I want to start a post with words “This weekend we…” Boring.

In summer there were no butterflies. As soon as it got cooler we got plenty of them. Especially now.

So, last weekend we went to Morialta park. Actually, trails begin almost in the city. It’s so near, but it doesn’t mean that’s bad. Maybe because it was overcast, there was not crowded. There are so many parks and trails around Adelaide to choose. Some of the people probably go to less steep places (the surface is pretty rocky, not suitable for small children), the ones who want to exercise a little choose, for example, Mount Lofty trail, so it was calm here.

LEGO bricks.

We visited that “balcony”.

And walked that track.

City view and the sea. Everything looked dark purple.

Where the rock was soft enough, now it is gorge. And water falls from harder rock down.

Landscape is still changing, but very slow.

Those flowers you could smell from few metres. And where it was more than one – it smelled so strong!  A giant ant is trying to bite my finger.

Rock/wall climbing.

A waterfall.

I wonder how it will look in summer when it is so dry.

New Holland Honeyeater.

Everything got green around the river.

Grey fantail. It was a fantastic echo here, so the songs of birds sounded even better.


Left from the bridge.

And right.



There is a nice old house in the neighbourhood. It had a cozy balcony with old bird cages. I wanted to take a picture of it, but never thought that they’ll be gone so soon.  Now the building is under reconstruction.

I got a box of my postcards, the free ones. It would be great to take a picture of them in official stands in public places.

As soon as I got to city with camera, the cards were gone, I found them in only one place.

So instead of them I took a picture of this window decoration.