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

Sunrise

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?

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      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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