It is almost a year since we moved here. As I look back over the photos, I notice a number which were intended for posts, that never quite made it to the blog, so here they are. Each one lingering as a moment I remember clearly. They all resonate with me enough to share with you.
I’ll post them as a gallery, so to view them in full screen, click on a photo and scroll through.
After the ravens breed, the newly fledged ravens collect in flocks that can number to hundreds. I recall one weekend when it felt like we were on the set of ‘The Birds’. A bit worrying! Thankfully they all moved on after a couple of weeks.
The Australian Wood Ducks have been a constant source of joy. Toward the end of summer, a large flock of ducks landed on the dam. There were somewhere between 30 and 50. What a magic moment.
For some reason Autumn came and went before I realised I’d missed posting these photos.. We had so few deciduous trees, I think I could count on one hand the number of trees that displayed autumn leaves. This pear tree was one that did.
The Weeping Cherry Tree in our back yard put on a spectacular show.
The vivid red of the Weeping Cherry leaves in Autumn.
The faintest touch of gold amongst the red.
This Eastern Spinebill often snuck through the lattice fence into the cat enclosure to feed on the succulent flowers. It was always a joy to watch them hover as they fed. This photo was taken early in the morning and the dawn light was difficult to work with. Maybe next year I can get better photos.
Luna basking in the Autumn sun.
A Summer lunchtime, when it wasn’t too hot, and the air was perfectly still. These magpies are a constant presence in our garden. On this day, it seemed we were all enjoying the stillness together.
We inherited some yabbie nets from the previous owner. They sit near the jetty. We’ve never used them, but they have a faded beauty, which I enjoy. For the uninitiated, yabbies are fresh water crustaceans, a little like prawns.
I think we need to find someone who knows how to assess if we have any yabbies to catch? And instruct us on how to do this, if they are there.