…well, in blog terms, at least!
So, what have you missed? Not a lot. We had some extremely hot, dry weather which had most of us rushing about with hoses.That would be the daft buggers! The rest of us conducted ourselves in a calm and exemplary manner.We took very good care of our synovial hinge joints. Which, in turn, supported vintners in fire-ravaged and drought-stricken areas.
You see, your humble blogger does have a social conscience!
We’ve had a little cyclonic disturbance here! By cyclone standards it was pretty ordinary.Well, we all expected much worse from Dylan, as the boffins named it. I think they chose the name as representative of that dopey hippy rabbit on Magic Roundabout!
And now we have good, soaking rain.The gardeners will be happy…
I wandered down to the beach on Friday with a little camera in my pocket.
A casuarina wrenched from its position above the tide line;roots twisted and broken.
There’s a slipway somewhere under that!
This poor chap didn’t make it!It might be a juvenile sooty tern, but I don’t know.
I met people from beach-front houses filling sandbags.A tad late, I thought, given that the King Tide had been and gone!
From Sunset Beach, I walked along Mango Avenue…
Where, predictably, mangoes littered the road and became a feast for birds.
A mango seed after lorikeets had had a party.
If you click the picture, you can see sooty terns (I think!). Usually, the only seabirds we see up here are a few terns and maybe once in a blue moon, a seagull, probably a silver gull. Different story down at Harbour Beach, The Marina and even , sometimes, CBD. Free-loaders and thugs!
Back home, somewhat damp and salty, I snapped a couple of rude (as in: not polished!) pictures of some Cananga odorata stems. That’s the source of ylangylang perfume,in case you’re wondering. A branch had been knocking against the house roof for ages and The Man was concerned that Dylan might use it as a sort of can opener. So, with a pruning saw on a long handle, he cut the branch. Fortunately, that tree has very soft wood! I brought a couple of stems indoors, but it’s not really a picker. The kitchen smelled nice, though!
Cananga flowers.About as close to Forsythia as I can get in this climate!
Now, the rain has stopped so maybe I’;ll take a load of snapped branches, palm fronds and prunings up to the dump. Glamour queen, that’s me!