Canberra (Australia) – If I poke December, it dissolves like it never was. If I poke December, it stammers and clamours. It beckons and repels. It comes and it goes. Certain and uncertain. Before reaching, a resolution?
Branches down and clouds of insects rise from the soup.
Lying low. Such comfort from that phrase. I might use it in a word prompt!
Monkey waits. At least he is quiet about it.
A first time for everything. Feijoa (Acca sellowiana) blooms – the colours of Christmas. It is amazing what rain can accomplish.
Party, party, party.
Wounds heal, I hope.
Dear readers, I hope you were able to spend a few moments in the great outdoors or with your favourite people during December. As you may know, the eastern states of Australia are now living with Covid and it has been quite the upheaval as the number of cases exploded, as they have in many other countries due to Omicron. There are few restrictions and our testing and isolation regime has been radically pruned. In the Untidy household, we had a very low key Christmas. My True Love was required to stay home and monitor for Covid systems following exposure to a Covid-positive case in the office. This meant that we had to isolate for a few days, including Christmas day. All is well now.
If you happen to be one of the very few Canberrans who have remained in the city during this holiday season, or are a visitor to this region, do check out the bank of kangaroo paw flowering so spectacularly now in the Rock Garden at the Australian National Botanic Gardens. You may come across Tripod, the three-legged bearded dragon. You might even come across a baby bearded dragon.
This is my response to “The Changing Seasons” photo challenge, jointly hosted by Ju-Lyn (Touring My Backyard) and Brian (Bushboys World).
Caring for our ecosystems will sustain us in the future, so take care, everyone. Wishing you all the best for 2022.
Information on the photos:
The photo of the eastern spinebill in the kangaroo paw and the baby bearded dragon were taken by my True Love. I snapped the rest.