This year Summer is hot and dry ( a great difference to the last two years when we have had major January floods), as all the vegetation that grew so prolifically after the rains, dies, we have so much dry leaf matter that is just perfect for fuelling the terrible fires that are troubling Australia this month.
The grass on the footpath is dry and everyones lawns are brown and crunchy.
There is however a little spot of green on our neighbours footpath where these seeded grasses have grown...perfect for a spot of afternoon munching for a flock of white Galahs.
They screech and squalk telling all their friends they have found something good to eat and to come and join them and then they munch quietly.
Cleo the cat thought this was too good an opportunity to pass up and got down low and ready to pounce... pity (for her, not us nor the galahs) a noise from Mary Monday frightened the birds away and Cleo missed the chance of doing the same thing.
Living on our little island there is always something amazing to be seen everyday, you just need to get out there and keep your eyes open ( have found that always helps)..the opportunity to see all these Galahs close up was today's special.
Kiss Noises Linda