Australia · birds · Mount Warning · photography · sugar cane · Tweed Valley · winter


Against the odd, I woke up just in time to see the sunrise this morning.

And what a treat to also see transparent layers of mist laying across the fields of sugarcane as well!

When we moved into our new home twenty-six years ago, a friend described our view over the valley as the perfect setting for Lord of the Rings. I still haven’t read the book, but I have just started reading The Hobbit. So far I have only read three chapters, so I will be looking out for any descriptive passages that aptly describe our view of the valley. I’ll let you know if I find any.

I finally finished the assignment I have been working on this week and submitted it late this morning. After lunch, I spent the afternoon at the computer catching up on other study. Next week, I have a week off for mid-semester break, but I have two more assignments due in two week’s time, so I will be working on those during the break.

Two week’s ago I shared some photos and detailed information about kookaburras. I had been researching for an assignment and chose the kookaburras as I feel an affinity with them, especially my two old regulars, Larry and Shilo. My results came back today – 98/100 – so I’m pretty pleased about that. 🙂

That’s all for today. It’s been another long day at the computer and I’m heading off to bed. xx

6 thoughts on “Sunrise

  1. Well done on your kookaburra assignment! 🙂 The mist in the valley is very pretty. My grandfather was a big fan of “The Hobbit” and “The Lord of the Rings.” I think he was in his 50s when the trilogy was first published. Knowing this, I gave him the newly published “The Silmarillion” as a Christmas gift in 1977. I wonder what he would have thought of the movies. But, anyhow, I can see why your friend thought your view over the valley was a perfect setting for the saga. 🙂

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    1. Thank you Barbara. 😊
      That’s something to consider – what would fans of the Hobbit and Lord of the Rings books think of the movies? I haven’t seen any, and I won’t until I have read the books. I’m enjoying The Hobbit, but it’s frustrating that I’ve been so busy with uni that I haven’t had more time to read it.
      Do you know what became of the gift you gave your grandfather in 1977?


      1. Either my cousin or my sister has it. They’ve been going through the books, so many books my grandparents had! And I think they inherited many of them. I have a few of them but I don’t have room for many more. 🙂 It’s fun reading the inscriptions inside some of the covers, who gave it as a gift to who and when…

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        1. I’m sure a love of books is inherited through the generations. My father always seemed to have a book with him, and I have inherited some books that belonged to my grandfather who passed away in England in 1946. I agree, reading inscriptions is always fun. 🙂


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