One or two more random photo
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It's been a while since I have added some random photos.
The other day on my way to work, I saw a very short but very bright rainbow. As I pulled into the car park at work I realised it was a double rainbow but I missed the opportunity to get a shot of the double, I did however get a couple of shots of the main part of the rainbow as I was driving over the bridge to work. Then on my way home going over the same bridge in the opposite direction, there was another rainbow, not just another rainbow, but also another double rainbow! This time I did manage to get a quick shot off. The double part of it is quite faint but still visible. I love rainbows of any kind and I have a friend who finds double rainbows to have special meaning, so I consider myself doubly blessed.
This same day as I was driving into my street the clouds above my home had a magical glow to one side of them and the shape looked like a puff of smoke that might have come out of a Genie bottle, so I made three wishes.
A few days before the double, double rainbow day, I took some photos of another rainbow on my way to work, no double this time, just pretty sky.
Tonight I had dinner at a good friend’s home and from their place, I could see over to the city of Hobart where a cruise ship was docked. The ship took up the whole wharf area and was as tall as the Wrest Point Casino tower and nearly as tall as the Tasman Bridge, while we were eating dinner the ship pulled out and sailed off to, I am informed, Milford Sound, New Zealand.
One of the girls I work with has a wombat as a pet; I'm not sure how I feel about an Australian icon being kept as a pet. Anyway, she brought it to work one day and I took a photo of it. I think it would prefer to be out in the wild playing with the other 'wild' animals.
UPDATE ON THE WOMBAT: I asked the girl at work how she came to have a pet wombat, as I didn't think you could legally keep them as pets. She told me she found the wombat when it was a baby on the side of the road crawling out of its mothers pouch. The mother had been hit by a car (unfortunately a regular occurrence here in Tasmania - when you come to visit you will be shocked by the amount of wildlife dead on the side of the road) and killed. After contacting the local wildlife rescue people she was able to care for the animal herself as she has a large property and was willing and able to do so. Because it was a baby and unable to fend for itself the wombat needed a 'foster mother' and that is what my work colleague became.
I have added some other photos taken over the last few weeks as I saw something that took my fancy.
The last photo is, appropriately, for a sweet friend of mine.