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PhotoHunt theme for the week beginning 30th March 2013 is ‘Wind’

Mother nature is the common source of wind and it can be gentle or strong

Coastal tree sculpture

An interesting shape. The effect of wind on trees right on the foreshore at Port Elliot, South Australia

Birdman on the ground

Or you can create your own wind by strapping a motor and propellors on your back

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About the PhotoHunt

The Saturday PhotoHunt is a photography blog “meme” that was started in March 2006

To play, you simply post a photo on your own blog that represents the theme. These are snapshots that you might have taken on a trip, with your family, or in your home. It is important to use only your own photos.

We are not professional photographers . . . although some are. We are bloggers who are having fun with different themes and sharing our photography. You can see more PhotoHunt entries at Whistlestop PhotoHunt and on Facebook

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Correls on tree

 

Without much notice and with a minimum of fuss there is a high-rise apartment complex developing next door to where I live on Hindmarsh Island.

A couple of years ago there was only one pair of residents – Black Ravens (or commonly called Black Crows) and they had what I thought was the penthouse, they went about their business without much fuss or bother and with only a little bit of noise from their children. Then about 2 years ago a new set of residents – White-faced Herons who moved in on a lower level and they were very peaceful neighbours. They were joined by another couple of White-faced Herons who set up house just across the way from the first couple.

In the last months a fourth set of residents – Goshawks have set up house in the complex and they have very noisy children. You can hear them from houses away. They went even higher that the Ravens and have the super penthouse location.

Yesterday a group of very noisy visitors descended upon the apartment complex and made more noise than all the residents combined. The Corellas perched at the top of the Norfolk Island Pine tree next door and not a peep was heard from any of the resident babies.

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The main street of Goolwa has the footpaths paved with paving blocks instead of a continuous concrete surface. There are several downs-sides of this and the major one is that the street tree’s roots lift the pavers and create an uneven surface that pedestrians trip over.

The tree in front of my work continually raises the pavers and many people trip. About 12 months ago so many people tripped and complained to the council that they came along and relaid the pavers around the tree.

Back in July of this year the pavers were raised again and the council came and put 2 bollards with bunting each side of the tree to warn people away from there.

Safety bollards

One weekend one of the bollards went missing and the bunting was wrapped around the remaining bollard.

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