Wednesday, May 07, 2008

That Koala!

This koala from my last post was SOOOOOO cute, I just have to show you some more of her. HER, you say? How do I know she's a she? She's a she because I named her Sophia on the spot, after asking Sophia to please help me find a koala, if there was indeed one to be found. So when I found it, she was Sophia to me.

This was my first view of her! Lucky me, the tree was not overhanging the cliffs down to the ocean. That meant I could actually walk around the tree to face her. Which I did!

But in walking around the tree, through the crunchy brush, I awakened her. Don't you love the tongue she's sticking out at me!

I didn't notice till looking at the pictures that she was perched on just this stub of a branch. How uncomfortable was that?

But when did she move to this new perch??? I never saw her do it, so I don't have a clue. In my defense, a couple of people passed by on the trail and I whistled them over, pointing to Sophia (almost everyone hopes to see a koala in this neck of the woods). In that commotion, I think she moved from one spot to another. What a sneak.

How can you NOT just eat her up! Omigod!

And YES, we are now safe-n-sound back in Amsterdam, our home away from home!


  1. Ontzettend gave foto's, these are unique fabulous pictures, Sophia just showed the best side of her, be a patient beautiful koala and just relaxed during the numerous amount of pictures you took, this is like a movie, priceless and a treasure to keep.
    Thank you so much for sharing this unique moments from Sophia and you.
    I am glad to know that my country feels like 'thuis' for you.

  2. Ahh Ginnie... When you combine words and photos it's just the best! What a magical opportunity finding Sophia must have been for you! She's gorgeous and so sweet!

  3. Sure doesn't look comfortable :D nice set of shots ginnie

  4. Ginnie,
    those are the most adorable photos of her, i love how she is sitting on that little stump, yeh couldn't be too comfortable, but for them i guess it don't matter, look at that cute little butt. Great photos.

  5. Astrid: She really was patient with me and I even talked to her out loud. I kept telling her she was soooo cute. :) Your country IS 'thuis' (home) for me, as you know so well!

    T1: Your words touch me, Kim. It WAS magical...all of it.

    Chris: Thanks for stopping by and commenting here! That means a lot.

    L&N: I'm laughing out loud, Lilli. She's a gift that keeps on giving. :)

  6. My very first most dearest stuffed animal was a koala bear so since I was 4 or 5 years old, they have held special place in my heart. I still remember the first time I saw them in a zoo and they are just so cuddly cute and adorable. I love these photos of Sophia. She is a star!

  7. All I could think of looking at those pictures was that some of those perches did not look very comfortable. I am so glad I am not a koala bear!

  8. awwwwwwwwwwwwwwww!!!! love her!!! she's the cutest :)

  9. OMG!!! Sophia is soooo adorable!! How nice of her to pose for you all that time. Magical moments, indeed. :)

  10. Why thank you for that Ginnie :)
    Love the photos from the eastern side of the Gold Coast shoreline, I fell in love with it when we were there..we're going to an island off Brisbane on saturday..for a week's holiday..Tangalooma Island, in the Moreton Bay Islands, so I'll have some photos of the trip on my blog when I get back.

  11. Mad: Years ago when the kids were small, their uncle brought them a stuffed koala from Australia and we all loved it to death, so I know! A star indeed.

    Karen: I 'spect it doesn't phase them a bit, which is very nice! :)

    Moi: I know! :)

    CS: It was indeed very magical! :)

    Lisa: I will love seeing the Australian world through your eyes. Thank you so much for stopping by and commenting!

  12. Ginnie how wonderful, I am so pleased you got to see Sophie and she worked well for you and you did her proud in return. I think it's amazing how she was perched on that small stump. :)

  13. Hi Ginnie,
    wonderfull koala bear I never have seen one in reality, I love to see your photography.

    Greetings from JoAnn
    Look at my blog for:
    ' skywatch in seen in Switserland"

  14. This is wonderful ! I am not sure I would have liked to rest my toush on that little bit of stub!

  15. Ohh yea: they are so cute! I saw some when I was in Denmarks Land (east south of Australia) and even had one in my arms. They are adorable - thanks for sharing those wonderful pictures!
    Good to know you are safe and sound back home :-) (sorry I wasn't aware of that in my previous comment!)

  16. How precious she is! I love koala bears. What a gift to be able to see a real koala AND have the wonderful photos to remember her by. She made a wonderful model - just look at her little face.

    P.S. Will e mail you tomorrow!