Just as the rain has been sparse, so have the kangaroos. Since Christmas, I think I can count on one hand the number of kangaroos I’ve seen here. Those that visit just seem to spend one night, and then disappear for weeks. It has been very dry, which means most of the grass is brown … Continue reading Rain and Kangaroos: Is there a link?
Reflecting on Ducks and Dam Levels
The late afternoon sun produced beautiful reflections on the surface of the dam, today. A group of six Australian Wood Ducks were enjoying the water with one duck of a different species. It looks like a Pacific Black Duck, but the neck is paler than I recall from previous visitors. It is possible it may … Continue reading Reflecting on Ducks and Dam Levels
Playing Detective: Rainfall, Kangaroos, and the Lack of Native Flowers
Being new to this area, I don’t have a history of seasonal changes. What’s normal for these parts? I simply don’t know. When we arrived here in August 2012, the land abounded with native flowers, including ten species of native orchid flowering at one time. This continued in early and mid Spring, then as the … Continue reading Playing Detective: Rainfall, Kangaroos, and the Lack of Native Flowers
Rainclouds through Sunshine
I’ve always been drawn to images which show a hillside, or a tree, in full sunlight with dark, threatening clouds in the background. There is something in the combination of bright green and thunderous grey that appeals to my sense of colour. The vivid contrast of sunshine and darkness is also a metaphor for life, … Continue reading Rainclouds through Sunshine