BACK HOME the willy wagtails have a nest somewhere, they're ferociously dive bombing the magpie when he walks around on the lawn. they also defend against kites, kookaburras and the very big goanna, they're fearless
another lovely sunset
the superb fairy wrens are breeding, there are at least four males popping around on the lawn outside and lots of females. no
variegated wrens (with a splash of orange) so far this year
the team at the NSW Standard, our little local paper. they celebrated
40 years last week and invited me along because of my photo
contributions i guess. i usually provide pics of any big events and have a 'bird of the week' pic
SPEAKING OF BIRDS dear old marg has been knitting tea cosies of Australian Cockatoos and decided that this year her annual calendar would feature them and asked me to do the photos. so we had a shoot moving from her place to the lawns at lock 10 and up to my place, holding them up on the end of broom handles in shrubbery,
balancing them on branches with a variety of backgrounds. a funny
day and a full day, from 11 till 5. i was stuffed!
while we were shooting at the lock the swans went by with a beautiful new brood
had to get the river in
at least one shot.
marg's amazing, she's
almost blind, has
her husband malcolm
died only about 5
months ago and she
barrels on undaunted.
down on the riverbank
I love these rows of palm trees at merbein, strangely exotic
STUMPIES'S BACK! and i have a new small
goanna, seen in a tree yesterday
THE KINGFISHERS have returned for the summer, i saw them on
the murray/darling island yesterday, none at my place yet but they
come every year.
the garden - my daisies are spreading, i want more and more
still working on self portraits, i've entered the rick amor and now i'm reworking all the others, enjoying painting when i get the time. i've
had a few airbnb people, and other things to do like (groan) redoing my website, what a chore.
saltbush and kaffir lime
to get this video
to work here,
can't be bothered
trying right now.
i've seen ernie
three times in
the past week,
such a cutie
last sunday was the country music festival so there was a market day in Darling Street. the makers had some stalls, it was bloody cold with a stiff breeze all morning and we were on the shady side of the street. but i sold about 20 books and my airbnb visitor bought six more :0) i like a bag full of cash
|dorothy adair with her handcrafted flutes and flute/walking sticks|
made from local bamboo - some from my garden. also felted
characters and some photographic work
- the town was clogged with caravans and mobile
homes - and bad clothes :0)