Yes, this is *totally* a pumpkin I carved (glitter and everything!). In truth, the only Jack-o-lantern I ever carved ended up with me having bandages on every single finger. I wish I was exaggerating, but no…
If Australia can embrace manufactured Mother’s, Father’s and Valentine’s Days, we can embrace Halloween. I’ve only ever celebrated Halloween when living in other countries and being surrounded by Americans, but it was always fun… *
Okay, so it’s swooping season, which means they’re supposed to attack.
Instead they hang around ALL day and ALL evening, singing and literally getting so close you almost stand on them when you walk somewhere.
This is no great shot, but I was out on the back deck, typing, and The Three Stooges suddenly walked up the steps and appeared next to me, singing. Again.
Driving into Tuggeranong in the south of Canberra late on Saturday…
I guess I can’t complain, seeing as it’s almost two-thirds of the way through spring, but the spring flowers have just about had it!
It’s swooping season in Australia, which means the magpies go insane and start attacking people who get too close to their nests.
However, we have the opposite problem. A family of magpies has decided they’re our pets, and now spend all day on the back deck, singing, like they’re busking for snacks! If we don’t rush inside and close all the doors they’ll just walk right on into the house.
They really do have two legs each; they just like standing on one while they sing for a reason I do not understand!
Silly things. This happens quite a lot of years, but it’s usually one bird, not three.