Australia Photo ~ Bush Stone Curlews, Queensland, Australia If you hear a mournful wailing sound in the night, these are the birds  responsible for the eerie call. Curlews are nocturnal ground feeding birds, which during the day shelter where their plummage will best camouflage them. This family of birds have taken to resting in the grass just outside our […]

Kookaburra Sitting in the Old Gum Tree

Australia Photo ~ Kookaburra This Kookaburra flew ahead of me as I walked through the shady glady gum tree woodland this week. “Kookaburra sits on the old gum tree, Eating all the gum drops he can see. Laugh Kookaburra, laugh Kookaburra Gay your life must be!” “Kookaburra sits on the electric wire, Jumping up and down, […]

Expedition to an Island Beach

In the dunes that back the beach, it amazes me that anything can grow ~ No nutrients in the soil, and such good drainage no water will hold between the fine white grains of sand – Yet, defying possibility, these coastal plants produce luscious yellow blooms. Keeping close to the ground, hugging the sparkling shard minutia, they duck the […]

5 Local Places I Love

I was asked by the Got Saga team “What 5 places I’d take a visitor to in my ‘home town” ~ If you come to the South Moreton Bay islands in the Bay off Brisbane, Australia these are my favourite local places that I’ll share with you… Mangroves and sea eagles ~ The inter-tidal zone at the bottom of […]