Today the weather cleared into a lovely, breezy sunny day, about 26 degrees with a cool North Westerly so after being locked up for so long in the torrential rain, we decided to go for a neighbourhood walk. Lily loves a walk. It must involve carrying a stick.
So we wondered down the road under the watchful eye of one of these. Taking a dog on a nature walk seriously limits the opportunity to photograph any wildlife . . .Noisy Mynas announce the arrival of any interloper . . .
At the end of our street is a man made sanctuary and lake, unfortunately, we also have a lot of these . . .
Undeterred, we wondered down to these . . .
Naturally explored in great detail . . .
Needed to dry off a little . . . .
Before taking a few snaps of these . . . Dusky Moorhens . . adult and juvenille. (Haha, like Lily and me although who's the adult and who's the juvinille is under dispute)
Then we found one of these standing patrol . . .
Chased a few of these . . .although this one was on a mission, sure I had something in my pocket and literally paddled all the way across the lake at 60kms an hour . . .well sort of . . .
and these . . .
And of course totally broke up a party of these . . .
Before wondering home through what my place will look like in a couple of years . . .
And down through the top of the back paddock where apparently there is a speed limit!
Frolicked around in the long grass . . .made even longer by recent rain . . .
And back through the paddock and home again . . .
Apart from wet socks and a plethora of grass seeds (the bottom of the road has been sealed off for building works so we had to go cross-country . . all in all a pretty pleasant morning! I just wish someone would give biting March flies a calendar, dont they know it's still February!