Chores, animals feed, and attention is given – done
Food shopping for Christmas lunch – done
Mucked around on the computer – done
Consumed a few cups of good coffee – done
Indulged in some food from shopping mentioned above – done
Re-enter house numerous times looking for “things” we need – done
Going, we are going, and, then finally we managed to get ourselves in the car and go for a walk. Within 15 mins we were happily strolling in the bush. Great idea for a Thursday afternoon as it was a rather mild one [just 27 degs] compared to yesterday’s 35 degs.
Above is the view from The Knoll Lookout section of the mountain. We enjoyed reading both the Aboriginal and European version of the history before heading down the track. https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Tamborine_Mountain
We had another encounter with a much more significant native of the lizard variety. It was a Goanna!. Unfortunately, it was moving rather fast, so we didn’t get to admire it for long. The Squire did attempt to follow it so he could view it for long, to no avail, as Mr Goanna was not going to stick around just for our sake. No photos though a big effort on the Squires part to deter it from heading back into the bush. It’s what we do when in a new environment!! Something akin to feeling like a child again for a small, fleeting moment. This is what we love about staying in Australia is the seemingly significant amount of wildlife still surviving around human habitats. Well, done Australia.
The squire captured me standing by a fascinating piece of work created by mother earth. The tree itself is not that unusual as we have seen them in Northland, NZ and various parts of Spain though still a treat to come across them while walking.
Then there is the beautiful, magnificent gum tree with such a startling vivid white trunk. There were quite a few tall and very straight trees as we walked along the path. What can’t be photographed is the incredible fragrant smell of Myrtle and Eucalyptus as we step on their leaves.
If I could take a photo of their scent,
I am sure it would be
a bright and happy one.