01 February 2012

Flinders Ranges, Sth Australia

Another photographic memory from the unique scenery about the Flinders Ranges, and the Wilpena Pound.










dry creek bed





Australian bushland setting, Wilpena Pound, Flinders Ranges, South Australia




just the setting to ponder a while after a long walk, by the billabong

Defined by Answers.com as a dry streambed that fills in rainy season; stagnant pool in wilds (Australia)


In case you missed an earlier post from the Flinders Ranges, South Australia; there's more on this historic site at:

Kanyaka Ruins


Lastly, at a little road-side general store/cafe, I think around Hawker maybe (good reason to should've taken a photo of the shop and location too) before making it to Flinders, I spied a basket of Ostrich eggs.  For just $AUD8 I was able to bring one home.  "Someone out of town breeds 'em ......and collects the eggs" I was told.

So what to compare with?  To give some idea of the size; a hens egg!

Ostrich egg/shell only, weighing in at 226 grams (nudging 8 oz.); and fresh hen's egg 63 grams (2.20 oz)

Ostrich egg measures from end to end,  43 cm (almost 17 inches).

"Did ya want it wrapped?"  ...oh yes please; got to get it back to N.S.W.,  "aaah, ya could bounce it on the floor here on the way out and it wouldn't crack"

Late edition update!  A good question from you John, and here's the answer for you and others too, in this video.  A little noisy in the background, but hang on in there, it sure gives you the drill............


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17 comments:

TexWisGirl said...

lovin' the 'bouncing' advice. i'm assuming you didn't try that. :)

lovely, rugged countryside!

Indrani said...

Wow! What great views! And the egg...!!! (@_@)

Grandma Barb's This and That said...

Fascinating looking trees. And what a huge egg. Wow!

Light and Voices said...

Holy moly, that egg is huge! Love your photos of Australia.
Joyce M

Kim, USA said...

Oh my I thought it's a dinosaurs egg ^_^ I like that tree I wonder if its a birch tree. Thanks for sharing the photos and the visit too. Happy Wednesday!
Kim,USA

Ebie said...

Honestly, I have not seen an ostrich's egg, and what a great comparison. It is so huge!

Carole M. said...

Kim, I'm pretty confident in saying, even though I don't know what tree type they are, that's its not likely to be a birch tree growing out there.

heyBJK said...

That is stunning scenery! How gorgeous! Excellent photos, Carole!

John "By Stargoose And Hanglands" said...

Grand landscape pictures and a rather impressive egg too. How do you crack them then? With a hammer?

Carole M. said...

an update added in there for John and others now on how to crack an ostrich egg ...

Nancy @ A Rural Journal said...

What a lovely spot to wander, Carole. Such a diverse ecosystem.

And that ostrich egg is amazing. I thought goose eggs were large! :)

Karin M. said...

...a fantastic landscape, great photos...
Greeting Karin

CameraCruise said...

Beautiful photos, love them!
Amazing egg.
Have a great day :O)

Jan Castle said...

Hope you had a big breakfast with that - LOL!
Hugs,
Jan

Carole M. said...

oh Jan ... it had been drilled both ends and drained clean already, when I bought it; so just an empty shell.

❀~Myrna~❀ said...

Spectacular Pics! Ginormous egg!

Giga said...

Nie tylko widziałam jajo strusie, ale i jadłam je :-). Pozdrawiam. *** Not only was she an ostrich egg, but I ate them :-). Yours.