Thursday, February 28, 2013
Officially it is the last day of summer today. Although the heat and humidity have as yet to leave the building. The memo has not been read yet that summer is at an end. The raindrops made a brief appearance today. Hitting the pavements. Leaving the steam to rise from the heat of the ground once again. Magic of the tropics, where summer lasts a wee bit longer.
Wednesday, February 27, 2013
A lot of crazy people I know are in the midst of training for the Ironman and half Ironman to be held in Cairns come 9th June. Be it teams or individuals. The full on training started back at the start of January. Many KMs’ have been chalked up on the bike, running and swimming. There will be many more to come before it ends. Along the way; peaks, troughs have been reached. Even a few cracks starting to appear. It’s all part of the adventure; so I’m told. So here is to more peaks on this tricky road, then troughs. May your training days be awesome, and when you want to crawl up in a ball and cry, from sheer exhaustion that’s ok too. Most of all enjoy and cherish the small achievements happening each day, to get to the BIG end.
Tuesday, February 26, 2013
While we wait for the rain. Some of mother nature’s wonders are waiting for something else to happen. Nestled in the reeds of the freshwater lakes in town. Mother Magpie Goose sits on her golden egg, waiting for the joy of young ones running around. They can actually lay up to 16 eggs, average 8 eggs. Now that is some instant family. :)
Monday, February 25, 2013
Beautiful Torres Strait Pigeons have been flying around for the past couple of months. Checking out the scenery down on the Cape from their usual habitat in the Torres Straits. Creating new families, catching up to old friends, checking out new homes. High in the trees they are always on the lookout for those bright palm berries to munch on for afternoon tea with friends.
Sunday, February 24, 2013
The fat rain is still eluding the coast around Cairns. A sprinkle fell this afternoon, only to leave the clouds getting bigger, and ready to burst again. Yet they floated across the seas to visit someone else. The reef boats have been put to bed ready for another amazing day on the reef tomorrow. The water is like a tropical bath, and water clear. So jump right into new week approaching and have a great one. :)
Saturday, February 23, 2013
|Trinity Beach - Far North Queensland|
Friday, February 22, 2013
High in the trees around the city library. Bats come to have a siesta while they wait for dusk to approach. Hanging upside down, holding on, and flapping wings to keep cool, whilst trying to sleep is no mean feat. Then their big brown eyes look down at you. Yes, you can appreciate its middle of the day and yep you’re only trying to get cool. But when looking up under a tree full of bats it’s a good thing they are upside down. :) :) Have a fab weekend. :)