The elusive writer from the legendary Room. My brother took this on Wednesday after we had been cutting firewood. I thought a picture of yours truly after I had been labouring would impress on you that at times I do more than write. I had been eyeing off a tall, dead ironbark tree for a while but I needed a spotter to watch the fall. It came down with an almighty thump, I felt relieved, and sorry for the green tree snake that ended up in three pieces when I started trimming. The top half was hollow, at least the Butcher birds were happy. A fine mix of sawdust, sweat and chainsaw smoke make for an interesting touch of ‘makeup.’
We stopped on the road leading to our property on the way home the other day, I could not resist taking this, it’s beautiful and people wonder where I get the inspiration to write.
You can see from this picture why a Kangaroo’s tail is long. It acts as a counter balance when it hops. I took a walk down the driveway and waited for this fellow to bound across in front of me.
I know we had Kookaburras in a recent post. What we didn’t have was one in flight like this. He was sitting on the branch watching something in a woodpile. I walked as close as possible towards him and waited. You can see the look on his face in the small picture, beak slightly open and his eye is sparkling, then – take-off.
The Pale Headed Rosellas are back. They are so hard to get that I grab the camera whenever they turn up. I might have to get myself a bigger lens.
More Wallabies. You must admit that they are cute hanging out of mum’s pouch.
I know not everybody likes spiders. You can hardly see this bloke it’s the dew drops in the web that captivated me. The Dew Drop Inn no doubt.
I thought they looked good against an early morning background.
Now I took an artsy view here, the wallaby in the background was keeping an eye on me through the Poinsettia bushes while I recovered from my woodcutting. The female in the foreground picture is a rare beauty, you can see why they’re called Pretty face wallabies.
You will notice the wallaby has red eyes, no it’s not the camera flash. If something snuck up behind you and stuck a cold wet nose on your bum, well your eyes would light up too.
Last but not least the Poinsettias, they add a contrast to the garden.
That’s it for this week, a few extra I know but I thought it gives a wider view of my environment.