Here’s a lenticular cloud I shot at Bruny Island (Tasmania) last week, hovering over ‘The Neck’ between North and South Bruny. Or is it a flying saucer planning inscrutable alien experiments on all those fairy penguins and muttonbirds roosting in the dunes below?

Lenticular Clouds at The Neck, Bruny Island

Sydney seems to have a relatively healthy variety of native wildlife for a major metropolis, definitely one of the good things about living here. 

Exhibit A: a couple of eastern water dragons we passed in suburban Manly last weekend, along the path near the Fairy Bower. To get an idea of how big these ones might have been, eastern water dragons usually reach about 70-90cm long when fully grown.

 “Are they waiting for the Tree Train?”

My four-year-old applies the logic of
innocence to the puzzle of a native
eucalypt forest flourishing on this
inner-Sydney railway platform.

AFTERLIFE AS ART: This ghost of a tyre sign or ad floats on a wall in inner suburban Sydney, guarded by a fine ghost gum. The writer James Cockington pointed out its beguiling resemblance to a Magritte painting in his book Secret Sydney.