I’d been walking near the house, but needed to go further away. Three weeks of staying home meant I had a bit of cabin fever.
24 April 2020
12 April 2020
08 April 2020
01 April 2020
25 March 2020
“Life is always a rich and steady time while you are waiting for something to happen or to hatch.” Charlotte’s Web E.B White
This is not a steady time but one of rapid and radical change.
Even so, I can’t wait for hatch-day.
It won’t be long, nearly time now.
23 March 2020
01 March 2020
Coming back from a weekend walk, two White-plumed Honeyeaters flew past my ear. Both came close enough for me to hear the wind beneath their wings. In a manic rush to mate and nest, they collide with things like windows and me.
18 February 2020
25 January 2020
We had a new India Blue Peacock. Mr Popples liked hiding in the back garden; but popped his blue head up every once in a while to surprise me. In the garage he blocked me from driving to work. Demanding food for rite of passage, he became the gatekeeper. The bird was out of favour. Then I saw him preening.
04 January 2020
Mum always says I should start the new year like I mean to continue. The 1st of January 2020 I saved a bird. Not just any bird, but a fledgling of the Pizza-oven bucket-bird I love. If I continue saving birds for 1% of the next 9 years and 364 days, I’ll be happy.
31 December 2019
I usually love Christmas. This year there’s been a smoke cloud over the season to be jolly. Bushfires on or near our farm meant I didn’t look forward to the day; no cooking or decorating either. Instead, I worried and made myself miserable. The Christmas spirit never hit.
23 December 2019
A thunderstorm on December 10th produced no rain. Bolts of lightning struck the ground and 4 fires started instead. Twelve days on, 2 bushfires are still blazing with no sign of when they’ll be put out. It might be months.