Today was a freezing cold day but all the signs of approaching spring are here. Winter is reluctant to let go it's icy grip.This afternoon it warmed up a bit and I took the dogs for a walk again.
A sure sign of spring, a black wattle tree in full bloom. Black wattle are native to Australia and were the basis of a very lucrative industry where the bark was used to make tannin extract from the bark which was used to tan leather. Other synthetic products have mostly replaced it now.
Managed to get a couple of photos of Sissie, here she is in mid stride.
Coiled like a spring ready to dash of.
Alert and ready to go. Looks a lot like a thorough bread race horse.
Another sing of spring, a terrapin lying in the shallows basking in the late afternoon sun. Being cold blooded creatures you don't see them in winter.
Was actually trying to take a photo of the cormorant in the willow tree, little black spot right at the top on the right.