Wednesday, March 14, 2012

Australia's countryside

out of the city...into the country.
it's late summer now. on this day it is in the mid 80s.
 
yesterday a rousing band of thunderstorms
blessed the lands

a pair of parrots flitted above me

today I hear a Kookaburra and look forward
to a sighting.
it's a peaceful place in the world.

11 comments:

  1. wow. any sheep around? i immediately heard the kookaburra song that we sang in girl scouts!

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    1. soooo many sheep! although my camera has been a bit disappointing in properly capturing.

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  2. I thought you'd like to know that the parrots in your piccie are galahs - very common throughout this island continent (they can make a heck of a squawk too! not as melodious as a kookaburra)

    hope you're having fun - this has been a particularly lovely autumn in oz - lots of rain, lots of green, now some lovely mild days ahead before winter hits...

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    1. so true about the galahs! the magpies are pleasant....and the weather has been delightful. although about the same in New Hampshire I hear. Yesterday in the 80s in March.

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  3. What handsome parrots and the landscape is certainly different. When I see pics of it, it always reminds me of Bryson's book In A Sunburned Country

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    1. the bird music is lovely here. But then so it is anywhere.

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  4. Hi Nancy - Looks like you are getting the full Australian experience whilst you are there. Have you seen any kangaroos yet? There is something amazing about coming upon a group of them in the wild (wallabies too) although I know a lot of farmers wouldn't agree.

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    1. I have seen a few Roo heads with ears in the tall grass and yes, though fun for me to see, not so for the farmers.

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