Australia · clouds · flowers · Mount Warning · spring · Tweed Valley

Not enough time in the days!

It’s getting to the pointy end of the semester and I’m feeling a tad overwhelmed with all I have to do over the next three weeks. On the positive side, it’s getting close to the end of semester!

I always feel excited when each new semester begins, and I love the work, and the whole learning experience. It’s just these last few weeks that get a bit hairy, what with deadlines to meet yet not enough hours in the day to get through it all.

So today I have spent all day at my computer again, shivering, would you believe? The cooler weather returned last night and I’m snuggled up in winter clothes again today. I’m glad I ventured outside fairly early in the day to take a photo of Mount Warning, because this afternoon it was hidden behind mist and clouds.

I didn’t spend much time out of doors, but I did stay out long enough for a quick photo of these very sunny gazanias. And now I’m going back to listen to more lectures. 🙂


Australia · family · grandchildren · Mount Warning · native Australian birds · pets · spring · Tweed Valley

Another day of visitors

Regular readers of my blog will be familiar with my lovely kookaburra visitors, but today, this particular kookaburra was joined by a very unlikely companion – a Currawong. It could be my imagination (although I don’t think it is) but the kookaburra does not look very impressed to be sharing its breakfast table. And the currawong, usually very shy birds who wait in the background to clean up any tiny droppings of food after the other birds have left, looks very – let me think – Entitled? Dominant? Demanding?

There’s nothing unusual about my next photo. Brontë always uses Forrest as a cushion when they spend time lying around outside.

I spent a while out in the garden this morning, working on an area that needs a fair amount of attention. I need husband’s help with this particular garden though. My son-in-law used wooden sleepers to build the garden edges about ten years ago, and now the wood is starting to rot and needs replacing. There’s a low retaining wall that needs replacing as well, so we are working on getting the job done before summer.

Around midday, my first “people” visitors arrived – my daughter, and baby Eli. I got a few adorable little smiles from six-week-old Eli today, and my goodness he is growing fast! His little neck is so strong and he moves his head around this way and that, seeming to want to take in everything around him.

Just before my daughter headed home, my eldest son arrived. His wife is away in Sydney for a few days, so Ben visited for dinner. I think I’m appreciating my visitors more than ever before, now the Covid restrictions are easing.

And once again, a very enjoyable day ended with a beautifully tinted sky. 🙂