…And not, I might add, without a little trepidation! I may write more of this bravado later…
But first, I’d like to acknowledge another blogger, who prompted this Sunday lunch dish:
Of course, Ronell’s posted recipes look so much more enticing with vibrant watercolours…
But hey! you’re lucky to get even a quickie photograph… see that black, furry banner, waving, top left? Trust me, one does not fiddle about being David Bailey when Super-Nose is homing in!
Let me just say that lunch was delicious, although, local sweet potatos being somewhat bland, next time I’ll add a little spice. Water colours? Hmm…not with a hungry Man and three “tea leaves”* around!
But my day began well before lunch. I loaded the car (God bless the station wagon!) with what felt like a million dead palm fronds and butts and headed for the local green tip. This, fortunately, is just a five minute drive away, whereas non-green garbage has to go to the Big Dump, ‘way across town. Yes, we do have weekly garbage collection, but green waste disposal is down to householders.
I had the camera along for the ride as I wanted to “catch” some birds that live in the swampy (ex-swampy) area by the dump.
I’d been hoping to see the brolgas but I guess, being birds of wet areas, they’ve “swanned off.” In fact, it is so dry up there at present I was able to walk right into the stand of Melaleuca.
I wouldn’t mind seeing these charred beauties in moonlight. P’raps I should tie a knot in my hankie for next full moon.
And that hi-tech stuff? Well, I’ve spent a lot of time going through my photo files and trying to decide what to keep and , having decided, whether I want it on the hard drive or on discs. And whether I have an ENTIRE DAY (and, probably, night) in which to do this. Some, of course, are swimming about in the ether of Flickr, but I still have a fair load on the hard drive and if I have another serious crash…well, let’s just say Mama will not be having another 85th birthday!
So, back to a little more editing before I head down to the cafe to hang the “Vestival.” Yes, I will have some pictures to infli share. Maybe tomorrow…
*Tea leaf is Cockney slang for thief.