For World Environment Day I thought about doing a post highlighting all the dreadful instances where greed and evil is harming the Earth. Instead, I’ll show you some of what I have experienced over the past month in my little bit of countryside.
Our early morning walks brought out a bit of madness, and there’s nothing like a bit of dashing about to warm up!
Out on a walk one day we noticed an eagle out hunting – magnificent birds and great hunters, so I had to make sure my little ones didn’t get swooped up for a meal.
At this time of the year, ladybirds mass together for overwintering. A fellow photographer had told me about this and shown me where to find some, for which I am most grateful. There were thousands of ladybirds gathered at this site.
Ah, the harvest! Golden Nugget pumpkins, and I ended up harvesting almost 60 of these small gems.
And of course, the weather changes and there’s the flurry of a hailstorm – brrrrrrr!
It is the time of year to get out the knitting needles, and create next to the fire on those cold nights, for warm woollies to wear about the place and to hopefully sell some as well.
Coming home from town late one afternoon I spied these hitchhikers standing on the side of the road, and had to stop and have a chat. But they were happy to stay there a bit longer….
This was the catch of the day, at the Robe marina – snapper!
Robe is much quieter, now that the summer tourists have departed. There’s still a few hardy souls about, but the town is settling back into a gentler pace of life.
While the people may be quieter, the plants are leaping into new growth, enjoying warm moist soils.
Flocks of Yellow Tailed Black Cockatoos are visiting the flowering gums trees, and making use of the stock troughs for water. They are noisy birds with a distinctive cry and I love it when they visit.
In the orchard is where I’ve noticed the biggest changes, as leaves turn colour and then drop to the ground, and suddenly the area feels completely different.
Wonderful winter warming soup! Nothing out of a can for me, all homemade and mostly homegrown as well. Truly satisfying. 🙂
My late afternoon walk will often take me close to these great golden ladies. I think they have a pretty good life. 🙂
So there’s just a little slice of my life in the countryside – I’d hate to think of a polluting factory nearby, or GM seeds or any Monsanto toxins spoiling this – wouldn’t you?!