Looking back and forward

What a beautiful Easter break here

Warm sunshine and balmy evenings

I often feel sad when I feel the soft breeze on such a day

Exactly the same feeling as the day my mother passed away

At this time, that seems like only yesterday.

Feeling the loss

Feeling fragile myself, but comforted by the thought that this might well be my son on his way south to visit.

The Back Lagoon

Anyone who is following my blog should realise that most of my photos are taken somewhere on my 80 acre farm. I am lucky to live is a unique wetland environment, in a very dry country. My farm is surrounded be waterways, either lagoons or channels. These pics were taken at the back of my farm directly adjacent to a lagoon.

The baby birds in the previous posts live in a tree down here. The thistles are weeds but quite picturesque.

At the moment pelicans and ducks seem to have taken up residence. Just around the corner I counted over 40 ibis.

Gum trees grow along the banks.

I couldn’t get any closer to this chap. He was watching me take photos from a distant tree.

It’s a totally isolated spot. No one else ventures here. There are some neighbours on the other side of the water. I love the peace and quiet. Even the weeds look picture perfect.

My beautiful weeds for Cee’s Flower of the Day (FOTD)

Fluffy young ones

I found these little ones hiding in a tree at the back of the farm. I think I surprised the two below. They didn’t seem to be fully awake for their photo!

They weren’t really energetic at all! They might not have seen a human before.

Dahlia

This is a strange little red flower. I planted some dahlia seeds and some stunted little plants have struggled to survive.

Mulberry thief

This little guy was perched at the top of the mulberry tree. He’d been very busy helping himself to figs and mulberries in my garden. It was HOT. It is still very hot, 37 degrees C at 9pm, with tomorrow forecast to reach to 4os. It was so hot he just looked at me when I snapped his photo. There’s enough fruit for all of us and I didn’t have the energy to chase him away.