It is a hot day in Cairns, Australia. Swimming pool by the beach is not only full of humans hanging around but also Silver gulls (Larus novaehollandiae) especially on the pool shade. The direct sun above is almost endurable as it casts the strong shadow on the fabric.
Each dawn has its own unique dramatic sequence. I feel blessed every time when morning ray shines on my face. This one is at Trinity Beach 20 km north from Cairns, Queensland.
The first post of 2006 has to be sunrise.
While we were visiting Adelaide, South Australia, we had a day trip out of town to Fleurieu Peninsula. This is one of the destinations, the small town of Myponga. This is the reservoir, a small part of the Adelaide water supply. Glad to see it is filled up. It is a good year for South Australia.