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. ❤
Out on a Limb
Kookaburra, sitting on the craggy extended limb of a gum tree …
… right next to pale blue Mount Warning, late on a lazy Saturday afternoon. ❤
A Beautiful Sunrise
During this morning’s sunrise, the valley demonstrated all the beauty I know she is capable of. I call the valley “she” as I like to believe that everything natural in the valley is the creation of Mother Nature, in case anyone is wondering.
From the pink tinted sunrise sky to the formless mist lapping against the “shores” of the distant ranges, the entire valley was pure early morning perfection.
See the dark green “island” peeking through the “ocean” of mist?
And while gossamer waves of mist lapped the “shores” of the tree-covered islands …
… an early visitor arrived to join me in admiring the view, as the “waning gibbous” morning moon looked down on us from the waking sky.
Yesterday, between visits from the men installing our new kitchen benchtops, I restored my office back to it’s pre-new-floor-coverings condition. I also took the opportunity to get rid of anything that I no longer have a use for. There’s plenty of sorting and decluttering happening in this house currently! So tonight I am back at my desktop computer. No more fumbling with tiny keys on my iPhone – yay!
The kitchen renovation is scheduled to be finished by the end of this week. Tomorrow, the plumber arrives to restore water to my kitchen. Meanwhile, Bowie needed to investigate the new kitchen sink, as I knew he would. 😉