Saturday, October 18, 2008

Summer In October

G'day Everyone,
No, I'm not dead, just dead tired. I've been doing heaps of this...

The foreground and the property in the background shows the condition of the country around here at present. (Some wag called out to me today as I was shifting hoses etc, "Never mind Peter, It'll be Easter soon - the weather changes then!")

While this was going on, a motor on one reel of the greens mower decided to give up and spew hot hydraulic oil over the greens. Lots of scurrying about, ordering of parts, trips to the local hydraulic engineers, changing motors, fittings, etc ensued. Many hundreds of dollars later and we're cutting again.

Anyway, the birds are enjoying the sprinklers...

Noisy Miner

Bronze-winged Pigeon

Even the resident Snake-neck Turtles in our garden dam decided today was a nice enough day for a sun bake on top of the weed encrusted foot valve float...


Ah, summer in October, nothing like it.
Regards,
Gouldiae

9 comments:

  1. I do like the turtle! You could have shared some of our rain last week - 87mm in two days and my yard was awash!

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  2. G'day Mick,
    As you can imagine, I watch the weather reports and the internet sites pretty closely and get quite envious when I see dark blue or heavy shading in many other parts of our continent. It'll come, probably with a hell of a flourish.
    Gouldiae.

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  3. You'll have to get a day off soon Gouldiae, we've got the "spring" surveys to do at SLNCR.

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  4. Being so dry must make the golf course quite a haven

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  5. Raining every night up here, mini-wet prelude to what some are predicting as a big, big one. We'll try to share.

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  6. hi Gouldiae,

    whenever we travel, we try to check out the golf courses - not for golfing, but for bird sighting opportunities.

    Gaye

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  7. G'day DF,
    Can't wait. By the way, Crinigan Rd is just starting!
    Gouldiae

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  8. G'day Mosura,
    We often get visits from golfers who find it hard to believe there is this little patch of green amongst all the brown.
    Regards,
    G

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  9. G'day Gaye,
    We have a birdlist that's not too bad. It'd be better without the Noisy Miners though. The relationship between Noisy Miners and other birds and even dieback in our mature Eucalypts is the subject of a future blog. I've watched Noisy Miner gangs chasing off Ravens, Herons, Spoonbills, Kites even would you believe, and certainly anything smaller than themselves.
    Regards,
    Gouldiae

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