Despite the forecast, it was a fantastic morning for photographs.
The water on Lake Hayes was almost still, and there were low clouds drifting around the mountains. And as the morning progressed, the water acquired that viscous oily look rather than a chop.
Waterfowl were plentiful, especially the New Zealand scaup, or papango. These are diving ducks so as often as not, I caught nothing but tail feathers as they dived.
Increasingly, as the water settled, the reflections of bright yellow broom on the hills around the lake added colour to the images.
Another prolific inhabitant of the lake is the Australian Coot. They are not particularly attractive birds , but they were plentiful.
The colours on the lake were becoming more magical as the waves flattened out, and another pair of scaup obliged by swimming into this lovely green patch.
From there I went along Speargrass Flats Rd to Thurlby Domain. I have visited there before but each day and each set of lighting conditions are different. The old buildings are not getting any younger, but the owners seem to have stabilised the ruins.
If you are in the region and have a taste for history and gracious gardens, Thurlby Domain is well worth a visit. It is frequently used as a wedding venue.
That’s all for today.