Another week and another sunset at the Writer’s Room. They never bore me with their beauty and more importantly, their daily appearance.
My young brother paid a visit and we went for a walk around the property, taking in the sights and looking at things from a different perspective. This tree was struck by lightning a couple of years ago and died quickly. The white ants took over and then the bark fell off. Hmm, I know exactly how it feels. It stands at the end of a dam and appears to be reaching for the sky. All the grooves and marks are from where the white ants chewed through the sap under the bark.
The order of the day was to look at the unusual. We found this claw from a Yabby or freshwater Cray underneath a piece of loose bark on a log. The only way it could have ended up there is probably via a Butcher Bird.
I moved away from the log and my brother said, ‘Laurie, take two steps to your right.’ I did, turned and this is what I saw. About a metre and a half of Red Bellied Black Snake making his way towards the dam. We’d obviously disturbed him. They’re venomous although not in the same league as the Brown and Taipan. If you look closer you may see his neck starting to flare, so he was ready to strike or slither.
That’s your lot for this week and I hope you’ve enjoyed another look into my part of the world. If you’re new here don’t be afraid to jump in and have a look in the archives. You’ll find more photos, poetry, updates on my novels and some, hopefully insightful peeks into my careers. I’ll be starting a regular Wednesday post, naturally called ‘Whacky Wednesday.’ It will be a vehicle for some fun, guest posts, the odd funny pic, cartoon, poem or anecdote that doesn’t fit into my current posts. So stay tuned.