I have a garden!!! It’s even growing things, which is pretty amazing when I think about it, as we’ve only been here six weeks! I’ll post more details and pics later. There’s bushland over behind our back fence and we have an abundance of wildlife here! Last week there were four kookaburra’s like these one’s http://www.mareebaheritagecentre.com.au/images/kookaburra-large.jpg in the gum trees, laughing away for about an hour!
On the weekend Dian and I were watching butterflies dancing around the garden. I haven’t seen butterflies for ages, and these were beautiful! This morning I followed a bee, so laden with pollen it was falling off her! She buzzed around the pumpkin patch, hovered near the garlic, stopped off at a few dandelions that I deliberately let flower, before buzzing off again.
A magpie http://commons.wikimedia.org/wiki/Image:Australian_Magpie_-_by_frank_wouters.jpg hopped almost right up to the back door! I took out a piece of ham and cheese pizza and fed him. It was so friendly! Obviously used to humans, although he did go and jump on the back fence when the cat decided to play.
I really love the area here. There’s so much greenery and plant life, it’s just wonderful! I don’t enjoy that we’re so far from shops (20 minute drive for a major shopping centre) Dian’s school, church etc, but the area is lovely.