Tuesday, October 26, 2010

Nature's Vineyard Week of October 28th


are monitor lizards and a common sight in Australia.There are over 20 different species.The name goanna was given to Australian monitor lizards by the early European settlers. They thought the monitor lizards looked like the South American Iguanas.

Aboriginal and the Goanna

  In Aboriginal tradition, a 'horny-skinned goanna bunyip" is said to have existed in New South Wales and elsewhere across Australia under a variety of different names in the long-ago Dreamtime. It was described as being of enormous size and smelling terrible. Their rock engravings and cave paintings across the continent clearly depict these and other reptilian monsters.
     Western Australia Aboriginals believed in the existence of giant-sized goannas which they called "Bungarra". They informed early settlers that these monsters reached lengths of up to 20 and 30 feet and  be on the lookout for them.

Komoda Dragons largest species of lizard in the world.

    Reaching 3 meters in length and more than 136 kilograms, Komodo dragons are the heaviest lizards on Earth. Currently the Komodo Dragon is on the endangered species list due to illegal hunting and loss of habitat to human settlement.

He who is cruel to animals becomes hard also in his dealings with men. We can judge the heart of a man by his treatment of animals.
Immanuel Kant

A flower cannot blossom without sunshine, and man cannot live without love.
Max Muller 
Black eyed Suzan

Venus Fly Trap
Just living is not enough. One must have sunshine, freedom, and a little flower.
Hans Christian Andersen 

   Monet loved nature and the garden so much they were his inspiration.
In 1883, the Impressionist painter Claude Monet sought tranquility and nature in the Normand village of Giverny. Over the next 43 years until his death, Monet's artist development flourished alongside the garden he cultivated with immense care.

Black Cockatoo


White Cheeked Honeyeater

Dunethin Rock Maroochy River Bli Bli

Young Girls World Record Catfish

Heading out fishing at Chambers Island Maroochydore At Sunset

Killer Whale versus Shark

Chambers Island

 Mt Coolum at Sunset

Swans at Buderim Lake