Wednesday, May 22, 2013

The kindness of strangers.

 Sometimes we lose faith that strangers can reach out and help one another without there being some kind of ulterior motive or reward especially we see the terrible things that happen locally, nationally and globally. People just don't want to get involved. Then something happens to restore that faith in the basic kindness of humanity.

Sadly, on Monday night sweet little Munchie  walked out on to the road at the wrong time. The driver didn't stop but someone else did when she saw her lying on the road and knocked on doors until she found Nicky and neighbours that my daughter had never met helped wrap Munchie and bring her into the house .My youngest son drove them the hour and a half  to get back here because she just wanted to bring her home . In the dark and the rain we settled her to rest in the garden under the weeping cherry tree.

It was a difficult night for my girl but the help of kind strangers made it just that little bit easier for her and I am so glad she didn't have to go through it alone. 

Wednesday, May 15, 2013

DIY Doggy door.

At the moment I am working four days a week, this may be only temporary or it just may be a permanent thing if I am lucky. In the past there has always been someone around during the day to let my little dog out when she needed but things change as you all know and nowadays if I'm not home for any length of time I either have to leave a door open a little bit or shut her in. This morning we solved that problem very simply with a doggy door that fits into the frame of the glass sliding door. It took all of 20 minutes, cost nothing as we got the old Murray Pine lining boards for free and it works perfectly. I have to get a heavy piece of clear plastic for the little door but it still beats leaving this door open all day and coming home to a freezing house and puddles on the floor if it has been raining.

Friday, May 3, 2013

A couple of flying visits.

This morning we woke up to one of those perfect and beautiful Autumn days although it is absolutely freezing after the light frost over night. I spotted this Ibis in the paddock next to the house and I fully expected it to fly away as soon as I walked out the door with my camera. He must have been enjoying the warm sun too much to be bothered and stood there for a while letting me take some photos.
 Eventually he turned and gave me a long look as if he was wondering what on earth I was doing.
 Then turned and quietly walked away.
Another visitor to my house was spotted by Dave on the kitchen fly screen the other night and he called me to come and have a look. I wondered what on earth was so exciting about a moth on the window until I saw how massive it was.
Not sure what sort of Moth it is but I don't think I have ever seen one like it here before.

There are hundreds of Cockatoos flying over early every morning to a farm just up the road. They have been sowing seed and the cockatoos are enjoying the easy meals. The paddock has been white with them for a few days now. As the cooler weather starts to arrive a lot of the birds I have watched in my garden over the summer have disappeared, hopefully to somewhere a lot warmer than here.