I am used to seeing dome shaped frangipani trees, in Sydney, with plump looking branches and a mass of long, sword shaped, leaves. This example in Port Douglas, Far North Queensland has produced gorgeous blooms, with few leaves and a totured looking trunk and branches.
After being in Port Douglas for just over a week, the sun came out. While sitting in our courtyard, eating lunch, we spotted three of these fellows. Each keeping to their own patch. When two became too close speedy chasing and tail biting took place. A Google search identified them as Closed-litter Rainbow Skinks (Carlia longipes).
I wonder what is is so intriguing to the group of people on the right. Some others make their way along Four Mile Beach, ignoring the blustery weather.
The entrance to our villa is marked on the ground by bougainvillea litter, strewn by the breeze. However, the picture does not capture the majestic proportions of the palm trees standing sentinel over the Pink Flamingo resort.
I have a small obsession with water lilies, especially those in Port Douglas, Queensland, Australia. I particularly like the shades of green, purple and yellow in this picture.
Four Mile Beach, Port Douglas, Queensland, Australia.
Taken from On the Inlet Seafood Restaurant, Port Douglas, Queensland, Australia.
Cicada, Port Douglas, Queensland, Australia
The perfect spot for downtown fish and chips, view from On the Inlet, Port Douglas, Far North Queensland, Australia
On the Inlet