One's destination is never a place but rather a new way of looking at things - Henry Miller

Sunday, May 15, 2011


The week that was…

What beautiful autumn days we’ve enjoyed this week.

Creeks, crystal clear and clean; Weather, warm and balmy with clear blue skies.

The fullness of this unusual 2011 summer is drawing to a close.

Last bottlebrush blooms for birds and butterflies,
grasses in seed for wrens, finches and other grass birds,

Cattle ready for market

And neighbour’s young bulls maturing into beautiful looking animals

The first frosts of the season arrived – light but still cold enough to bring the winter woollies out.

It sent the dog crazy,
confused the chooks,

and had the galahs, cockatoos, magpies and peewees seeking out the highest branches of an old dead gum...


…to catch the first rays of sunlight that found their way over the mountain so early morning ablutions could begin.

Late autumn is a my season…jam making, gardening, harvesting vegetables, cattle ready for market, poultry a-plenty…

…a time when I come alive and sing:
"This is the day that the Lord has made.
Let us rejoice and be glad in it."


  1. I just love the tree with all the birds. What kind are they?

  2. The two white birds are cockatoos, the pink breasts/gray backs belongs to galahs, a magpie a little left of centre and a peewee(mudlark)if you look hard centre/far right. But the bulk of them are galahs.

  3. What a beautiful post! I love all your photos especially the dead tree with many birds.