A New Photography Portfolio


If you are a long-term follower of Fifteen Acres, it’s possible you may be wondering if I have run out of species to photograph and write about.  The posts in 2015 have been fewer than in other years.  Happily, the answer to that question is “No!”  there are heaps of species I am either yet to … Continue reading A New Photography Portfolio

Eight Ducklings Are Flying Now (5 Photos)


If you have been following the story of the eight ducklings being raised by one male duck, following the disappearance of the female, you’ll be happy to know they are now flying!  Two popular flight destinations are the bird feeders and the dam. Their father is still very vigilant.  Today I saw him chase away … Continue reading Eight Ducklings Are Flying Now (5 Photos)

Tonal Landscapes Calendar


If you found my posts on Tonal Landscapes interesting, you may like to know that I have created a 2015 Tonal Landscapes Calendar, available from my Redbubble site.  I’ve also created a Central Victoria: Colours and Textures calendar and a Central Victoria: Flora and Fauna calendar. In all three calendars, the photographs representing each month … Continue reading Tonal Landscapes Calendar

Rambling Around: An Echidna Encounter


I know we have Echidnas on our property, for I often find holes they have dug around ants nests or tasty plant roots.  Usually, it’s easy to tell if an Echidna has dug the hole because of the tell-tale impressions their pointy noses leave at the bottom of the hole.  I’ve come across these fascinating … Continue reading Rambling Around: An Echidna Encounter

Marsupial Spring


I was so focused on the ducks this morning that I wasn’t even looking for marsupials –  kangaroos or wallabies.  Then something fast-moving and small caught my attention.  The camera was already out and active taking photographs of ducklings, so for once I was prepared for a spontaneous joey run!  Yes, for those who have … Continue reading Marsupial Spring

A Gallery of Spring Flowers


With the warmer weather, Spring flowers are beginning to pop up everywhere. This gallery of photographs contains native species which are already included on the A -Z Species List through previous posts. All of the photographs below were  taken over the last two weeks. .