The early bird gets the worm.
The early worm ... gets eaten.

Norman Ralph Augustine

Della plays it cool and sits quietly while enjoying the sea breeze from Betty Jennngs' antique fan.
A long hot smmer.

Courting Spinifex Pigeon
Number 172 in my Bird-and-Orchid studies. Whew!
Dendrobium parishii,
is native to Burma and the Brown Honeyeater true Aus. They meet in a garden in Brisbane. Small world.
The Coral Trout frog magnet bought in the hills behind Mackay while on a photographic jaunt for ITA, Ita Buttrose's then magazine, has seen better days – often falls to the floor. Then up again. 
A cardboard cutout, it has outpaced numerous refrigerators. There is a lesson in there somewhere.

Sunday night snap,
taught to me by my Dad on a weekend hunting trip
when I was about 10.

Mashed spud, chopped onion, peas and corn,
cheese. Still my favourite pot-luck weekend dinner.
 Yellow-tufted Honeyeaters illustrated above,
d Regent Parrots below, are numbers 171 and 175
in the Bird-and-Orchid series. 

. . .  and the parrots collection grows steadily
Above from left : A pair of Princess Parrots, Turquoise Parrots drinking, Swift Parrots in eucalypts, nesting Superb Parrots, and below a trio of Mulga Parrots
from Central Australia.

Water now costs more than milk.
Go figure . . .

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