Canberra (national capital of Australia) – March in satire. The empathy, or something, flows.
[This post contains material of a satirical nature. International readers should feel free to concentrate on the photos and disregard the sub-text.]
Spat in our eye then unleashed tears they learnt to cry in empathy training.
There is a story here and I am determined to find out what it is. In the public interest.
Hungry currawongs make life difficult for everyone. I see you.
Some might say that it is the circle of life. I say that I need more spiky plants and the horde of currawongs to move along.
Parrot beak and feather disease (psittacine circoviral disease) rages through the local parrot population. Control of the disease involves effective diagnosis, monitoring, quarantine and vaccination (in captive bird populations). Vaccination is not feasible for wild parrot populations so habitat preservation is essential to mitigate the risk and protect our threatened parrot species.
[Acceptance of public health messages is high in Australia. Why does our wildlife not deserve the same respect?]
I grieve their suffering and death.
Framing the discussion or thinking outside the box?
A storm is brewing but “try not to get worried, try not to turn on to problems that upset you, oh.”*
Plus some bonus photos for my kind readers.
And another reader bonus – some music to end the month and to validate that everything is alright (*from the musical Jesus Christ Superstar).
Floodwaters have abated in the eastern states of Australia and the hard work to clean up has now begun. My condolences go to families whose loved ones died in the flood waters. In addition, many people did not have flood insurance. An appalling situation that is likely to affect more and more Australians as climate change exacerbates natural disasters. In Canberra, we had heavy rain but minimal flooding. The fury instead rained down on those that could not give straight answers to simple questions regarding processes for dealing with alleged sexual assaults and abusive behaviour by parliamentarians and some of the staff within their offices. In response to the outcry, those unable to either grasp or practise a modicum of human decency have, or will, undertake empathy training.
This is my response to The Changing Seasons – March 2021 photo challenge hosted by the lovely Su at Zimmerbitch.
Think not what you can do for yourselves, ladies and gentlemen, but what you can do for others. That gives you plenty of leeway and a possible pathway to a career in public office.
*lyric from the musical, Jesus Christ Superstar.
Note: The photos of the turtle orchid and the Roulettes flying in formation were taken by my True Love. On 31 March 2021, the Royal Australian Air Force commemorated 100 years of service with an air show over Canberra’s Lake Burley Griffin. All other photos were taken by me. I do have more dead bird photos but I will spare you those.