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The Photo a Week Challenge from Nancy: Yellow
The other day I went into the bush on my place to cut some firewood. The current state of my place is dry and dead looking. I did a bit of a drive around and went to see how the waterhole is holding up. It was the saddest I have ever seen it. This is a waterhole that has never dried up since I have lived here. Normally the water is up to the rocks in the foreground.
While I was there looking in dismay, suddenly the air was filled with bird calls and a small flock of Fucous Honeyeaters came down to get a drink and have a bath
Yellow-faced Honeyeaters and White-throated Honeyeaters also arrived. Many other small birds were darting about as well.
Meanwhile I still had a job to do so it was back into the forest and cut firewood. Once I got back home, the next task was to split the wood so it would fit into the fire. Always be careful when splitting wood as you never know what may be still inside. One blow from the block splitter and the timber split and dropped from the chopping block onto the ground. I noticed a bit of movement in one of the pieces of wood. The telltale yellow legs of a Centipede. They can give a nasty bite so it is best to let them get on with their business.
As this was going to go into the fire at some stage, I moved the piece of wood away from the woodpile so the Centipede could find somewhere else to live.
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That is all………..just a cats tail
Now in the middle of Winter, here the weather is unseasonably warm, around 20 to 25C. I could go on about the conditions at my place but this is not about me. It is a short story of some of the action in my garden.
As it is quite warm for this time of year, I have lots of watering points around the garden for the birds and animals that enjoy coming around the garden and house in seek of water and perhaps a snack.
This is the tale of a Lewins Honeyeater. Lewins Honeyeaters are around here almost all year round so I guess they like my garden. The flowers are not as many as in previous winters but perhaps enough to keep some birds here.
This then is what happened earlier this month
Hmmm….that looks inviting
I guess I should just dive right in
In I go
Wow that water is bracing
I better get out quick
That was a lovely quick dip
I wonder should I go in again
The first Ragtag Daily Prompt from Emily: Return
the water’s filled
from the crowd
hoping for a glimpse
as they return
to warmer waters
of a new life
as they travel
PS It’s my turn tomorrow for my first Ragtag Daily Prompt
The August photo a day challenge from Maria at CitySonnet for the 14th: Abstract
What can conjure up for Debbies quotation inspired image
“I love to travel, but hate to arrive” Albert Einstein