Action

V.J.’s Weekly Challenge #78: Action

In the paddock
waiting
he senses
her
Where
over there
head held high
he gallops
A fence
he stops
She is
there
He gallops
this way
and that.
A mare
He senses
waiting
in the paddock.

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Also for LPM – Photo Adventure – Rural Life

Having a rest

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LPM Photo Adventure November: Animals

Recently I went to Tasmania and saw a Tasmanian Devil who was knackered. Must have been a big night
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Further on there was another Tasmanian Devil whose rest was a bit of a drama191117_blog_challenge_knackered_tasmanian devill2

Friendly-Friday

Stopping for a drink

I have always had bird baths place around my garden. There are big ones, shallow ones and small ones that the birds come to every day for a drink or a quick splash. I also have a number of containers on the ground and tucked into spots in the garden for the animals that may like a drink, mainly small animals. I fill containers daily in this long drought I am currently experiencing.

One such container is on the garden seat where Satin Bowerbirds like to get a drink. Yesterday I was in the kitchen and looked out of the window and to my surprise a Red-necked Wallaby was having a drink. Wallabies normally drink from the dam. I have never seen a Wallaby drink from the containers in the garden before. She must have been thirsty.

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He mate was keeping watch nearbyred-necked wallaby_male_watching_named_home_jackadgery_nov 2019

You may wonder about the weird colour in the photos. The smoke from the nearby bushfires is quite thick and the sunshine is quite coloured.  Shadows are muted. As you can see there eucalypt trees have dropped their leaves to try and save themselves in this  drought. The Sun certainly highlights the dead leaves. A lot of these leaves are on the road which have been raked away from buildings. The bush where I live is very dry. The only thing that will stop these fires is rain.

I am keeping safe and watchful. The Rural Fire Service is doing a great job keeping everyone safe.

Also for LMP – Photo Adventure – Animals