It feels like Spring today. We know it is not Spring. We know that Winter has many tricks up its sleeve. But it feels like Spring.
So we look for signs of Spring:
and at the same time spot a remarkable range of wildlife:
The notion that life is going on somewhere else, not here…Most people have to be continually on the move because pleasure or experiences are contained in all of those other places…
If you can stay still in one place all of that experience might come to you… Being committed to one place can feed you sufficiently.
Five years ago today we came to this place. It is feeding us sufficiently – and we don’t mean vegetables.
Here are some memories from the first of those five years
Today the sun shone
making even a Chaffinch seem exotic
Bulbs got excited
and poultry paraded
Time for a good preen
and then the Wolf Moon rose
the spider, inconspicuous tucked above one of our nature cameras during the day
not knowing that after dark its every move is magnified for our evening entertainment
Today the Tree Mendus Brothers skillfully thinned the top of the Eucalyptus trees so they catch less wind and are therefore less likely to come crashing down in unhelpful places.