At Home This Winter 3
It is now late August and Winter is closing for another year. Our lives are lived season by season if we are on a land or moment by moment if we are in a city. For me this Winter has been dry as any other Winter but has not been so cold. And we had not many really cold (under 5C) nights. Most of our trees have survived this Winter and are now waiting for Spring (rains). With some luck, it will be a "normal" beautiful Spring and plentiful Summer again. But, we will wait and see -- as they say "never count your chickens before they hatch (from eggs). [Yes, eggs come before chinkens ;-) -- because trilobites, dinasaurs, etc laid eggs many millions of years before chickens (as we know now) came to our dinners.] Anyway let us see some pics
Many will remember this spot coverd with purple Jacanranda flowers in Spring.
The brown grass in our little prairie poses a risk for a bushfire (all it takes 1 idiot and 1 match or 1 cigarette butt).
Wild doves come to enjoy our hospitality. In Winter food is not easy to find. And to find enough to raise babies back in nests is harder again. So we help out when and what we can.
Rainbow lorikeets never miss a chance for freebees. Do you remember Ryder our snake control officer?
Ryder had been killed for visiting his girlfriend nearby some 2 weeks ago. It is his "karma" as it is our karma and the karma of people who shot him. He was really a "flower" cattle dog, gentle and friendly and eager to play along. RIP mate!
Looking from space (via Google Maps), our house is at the top of the picture, our front dam is the green patch about the middle of the picture, power (330KV grid) lines run across the bushes; a highway (#52) runs across down the bottom of the picture; and the green spot just above the highway is our entry gate with old mango trees -- so our driveway is some 300+m from the gate to the house.