Australia · autumn · gardening · in my garden · Mount Warning · native Australian birds · Tweed Valley

Kookaburra doing what kookaburras do!

What a wonderful day I have had! I spent all day in the garden and achieved so much, and tonight my body is aching from head to toe in the most blissful way that only an avid gardener can fully understand. 🙂

At lunch time I took a break on the back veranda, and while eating lunch I spied a kookaburra, sitting, of course, in an old gum tree. After I had eaten, my camera and I took a walk down the back to take a closer look.

The gum tree he is sitting in is old – it was on our land when we built the house – so is older than twenty-seven years. This little guy is definitely doing the children’s song justice.

While I was down there admiring my lovely feathered friend, I also took a photo of Mount Warning. It was looking a tad hazy today, but still relatively clear and very beautiful.

I may not be able to move tomorrow, but even if my aches and pains get worse than they already are, it was all worth it. Maybe now we are not having as much rain, I will be able to get out into the garden more often. ❤

Australia · autumn · garden flowers · Mount Warning · native Australian birds · Tweed Valley

Something to Sing About

Would you just look at that … after days of nothing other than mist and cloud, today the sun is shining once more. And there’s not a single cloud in the sky.

One of this year’s baby magpies has taken a liking to perching on my veranda clothes line during the wet days, and seems to want to continue doing so, regardless of the weather.

With less rain weighing down petals, I see flowers around the garden returning to their perky selves once more.

It’s so good to see the sun again, I feel like joining in when Mr. Magpie chortles his happy song! ❤

Australia · clouds · Mount Warning · summer · Tweed Valley

A Clearer Day …

… and the sun returned today.

It seemed so unfamiliar to have a bright day, and all day too. It only reached around 27 degrees Celsius, so it was a very pleasant summer day – again!

The clouds remained though, clinging to the summit of Mount Warning. With taking photos every day, I am really appreciating why the mountain is known as the cloud catcher. 🙂

Australia · flowers · Mount Warning · summer · Tweed Valley

A hot day in the garden – and some unexpected finds!

I spent the whole day in the garden, weeding and digging. It was a fairly warm day too, so I had plenty of water to drink as I worked, but still feel rather exhausted tonight.

Today’s photo of Mount Warning was taken right down the back, at the end of my garden. Just beyond our rear boundary, the land drops away fairly sharply down into the valley, so it’s a great place to take an expansive photo, especially on a clear day like today.

We had a rather interesting find just outside our side fence today, on a strip of Crown Land that runs beside our side boundary. Amid weeds, grass and clover, these tiny plants were growing. I can’t think for the life of me what they are called … can anyone identify this plant?

Also in the same area, I found a stray patch of petunias. I don’t know how long they have been growing there, but I inagine they have been enjoying our heavy summer rainfall, and have been flourishing along with the weeds!

Australia · blessings · in my garden · In My World · Mount Warning · native Australian birds · rain · summer · sunset · Tweed Valley

Something to Sing About.

When the day began – again – with rain and mist, I expected another day of nothing interesting to take a photo of. It’s a wonder the poor kookaburra could even find its way to my garden this morning through the thick mist that hung about in the valley until around 9am.

Mr. Pee Wee, seen this morning singing a happy song while tightrope walking along the slippery glass balustrade.

By midday though, the valley had cleared and the sun was shining. I rushed outside to take a photo while I had the opportunity to get a beautiful clear photo of the mountain.

By mid-afternoon, the change in weather seemed to have infected the birds with happiness! Mr. and Mrs. Pee Wee splashed around the birdbath in my front garden, although I couldn’t get close enough to quietly take a photo of them. Meanwhile, a baby Butcher Bird chortled away in the Tibouchina tree just outside my front door.

Even when I snuck outside the door to say hello, the sweet little thing didn’t miss a note. This little beauty is welcome to sing outside my front door any time he likes. 🙂

Just when I thought the day couldn’t look any more beautiful, the sky put on a pretty burnt yellow sunset show, nothing eye-popping, just a subtle show of laid-back beauty. 🙂