Yesterday was Australia Day.
We celebrate our beautiful country, and give thanks for recent rains in our little corner of Queensland.
While bush fires still burn in the South, we have been fortunate -
storms and showers have come over the past few weeks, and our grass has returned from brown to green.
I have never felt so relieved to see the roadsides flushed with bright green, something not seen for about a year...
The Red Cardinal Garden of Neglect is beginning to re-emerge, as is the view down to the Valley...
A few blooms on the hedge..
Every Australia Day, we have a communal barbeque in our cul-de-sac..
Mr Cardinal tends to the cooking..
That is the Red Cardinal nest in the background.
It is a great night, and a chance to catch up with all the news of the neighbourhood..
I bought this beautiful plate designed by artist Marini Ferlazzo. A share of the profits goes to support animals affected by the Australian bushfires. There are wonderful stories emerging of animals helping one another to escape the awful fires. I think this design says it all, as the Koala enfolds all the other Native Australian birds and animals.
|Clara Inkamala, Arrernte people, Australia [1954-] Emu and chicks 2002. QAGoMA|
This painting is currently on display in the Qld Art Gallery. It shows the native Emu and chicks in the beautiful country around Hermannsburg in the Northern Territory of Australia.
Happy Australia Day!