Logan Daily Photo

This blog is to show daily photos of Logan City. This City is located just south of Brisbane City in Queensland, Australia. Logan is Queensland's third largest city and one that is young, dynamic and booming with growth. Home to 500 parks, the beautiful Logan River, local art galleries and a world class University.

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Thursday, August 31, 2006

Bus Lane


To help buses get around better, bus lanes have been added so they can get around traffic.

Wednesday, August 30, 2006

Lovely scene

Tuesday, August 29, 2006

No Water Waterfall


Due to water restrictions because of the drought, this waterfall had to be turned off. This area was really beautiful and impressive with the waterfall going.

It was a very popular place for the married couple to come here and have their photos taken.

We did get a little rain and that is why there is water in there now.

Monday, August 28, 2006

New Gardens

Sunday, August 27, 2006

Galah


Galahs have a bouncing acrobatic flight, but spend much of the day sheltering from heat in the foliage of trees and shrubs. The voice is a distinctive high-pitched screech, 'chi-chi'. Huge noisy flocks of birds congregate and roost together at night.

Saturday, August 26, 2006

Info on the art project

Friday, August 25, 2006

Local art


This is part of the "Making Places Project". This give locals the oppertunity to be part of their local surroundings by showcasing their art.

Thursday, August 24, 2006

Start of a Series - Round trip tour


My tour starts here at this colourful path just below the carpark next to Go Video. I will go from here to my left under the railway bridge past the waterfall (that is turned off). I will then follow the road beside the train tracks, cross the bridge over the train tracks past the station and then return to near this point.

Wednesday, August 23, 2006

Oasis

Tuesday, August 22, 2006

Relaxing

Monday, August 21, 2006

Bridge over pond

Sunday, August 20, 2006

The rough side of the pond

Saturday, August 19, 2006

Walking on water part 2


This shows two of the birds using the lilypads to cross the water. The one on the left shows the lilypad submirged and the one on the right you can't even see it, but it is standing on one.

Thursday, August 17, 2006

Bike Ramps


This area has been purpose built for bikes (pedal type). To the left of this area is the concrete ramps for bikes and skateboard riders to practice and display their skills.

The area in the photo has a concrete ramp with cover to the right and can be used to start races over the humps as see above. I wasn't in time to get a photo of some people using this area as when they finished the circuit, they rode off.

It would take a lot of skill to ride as fast as you can to win the race, but also not to go so fast as to fall off your bike if you can't control it. This is only a small portion of the track and continues back and forth down lower.

Tuesday, August 15, 2006

Magic Ducks

Monday, August 14, 2006

Resting


Two of the locals take a rest after much swimming, playing and eating.

Sunday, August 13, 2006

Walking on water


This unusual looking bird uses the lilypads to "walk on water". Not once did he fall in and it was amazing to watch.

Saturday, August 12, 2006

Smart Tree


I believe this tree has found a way to beat the drought.

Thursday, August 10, 2006

A local gathering


This is a local lake near the Buddist temple. Some more photos from this area will follow over the next several days.

Wednesday, August 09, 2006

End of a series - Daisy Hill Koala Center


This picture is here to gaze upon and feel at peace. Peace and long life, goodnight.

Tuesday, August 08, 2006

The Koala Bear


Ta Da! The sleeping koala in all its glory. Just look at the action. Oh well, being cute makes up for lack of vigour. I didn't get the photo's I wanted because of the bright light outside. I will post a close up tomorrow.

Koalas aren't bears as many people are led to believe. They aren't even related to bears. The koala is related to the kangaroo and the wombat. The koala is a mammal. The reason the koala is called a koala bear is because the koala looks like a teddy bear. The koala's scientific name is Phasclarctos cinereus.

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Monday, August 07, 2006

Close, but not yet


Not a real koala (that's tomorrow) but a sign to help the koala. It alerts drivers that koalas could cross the road near here.

Sunday, August 06, 2006

Up Top


I just missed a kangaroo jumping away as I was getting to the top. The koala's wern't around in the trees when I visited today, but they are inside which I will show in 2 more days.

When they are active, this would be a great place to observe them or just enjoy the scenery.

Saturday, August 05, 2006

Lookout tower


At the rear of the Koala centre is a lookout tower. You can climb this to get a better look around the area.

3 days to the koala pictures.

Friday, August 04, 2006

A lot of buzz, but no bite, if you are carefull


You have to be careful opening this door as this is home to sting-less insects. They do however bite if you really disturb them. I forgot what type of insects they were.

Thursday, August 03, 2006

Education continued


This shows the dangers to the koala population. Foreign humans arriving and the results which include land clearing. Then we have the images of human conservation of our animals.

Wednesday, August 02, 2006

Informative


Inside the Koala centre, there are many informative displays. These murals show some of the history of Australia.

Tuesday, August 01, 2006

Something caught, caught my eye


I'm not a big fan of spiders or their webs, but I do love it when the sun catches them and shows them in all their detail.