Spring is springing!
Snakes are shimmering
Bubbas are bouncing
The hungry are listening
Witchetty grubs are wriggling
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September 17, 2012 at 12:13 pm
Great to see you are out of hibernation! I just love how joeys climb in but there is no room for those long legs! Does your B Bird sing to you?
September 17, 2012 at 7:43 pm
It is very funny watching the just out-of-pouch joeys jumping back in head first and trying to get their feet to follow 🙂 The Butcher bird does sing for me (well probably not for me personally) and sings better than nearly all birds around – nothing much better than the fluid song of the Butcher bird. Hello Stafford 🙂
September 17, 2012 at 12:38 pm
Gabe…did I mention I really don’t like snakes….glad to have you back!
September 17, 2012 at 7:44 pm
I don’t like them much either Charles – remember the snake spell (I must dig it out – it’s that time of year) – thank you – it’s good to be back 🙂
September 17, 2012 at 6:15 pm
I love the look of the bird above the caption ‘witchetty grubs wiggling’.
Very impressed with the shot of the kookaburra too. I’ve never managed to capture (on film) one so well.
Nice to see you back too.
September 17, 2012 at 7:46 pm
That would be a Butcher Bird Kirstie (though it is a bit hard to recognise from that particular shot) – so gorgeous 🙂 At least I have never been bonked on the head by a Butcher Bird (touch wood). Nice to be back – thanks Kirstie!
September 17, 2012 at 6:29 pm
Yaay 😀 Great pics, Gabe.
September 17, 2012 at 7:47 pm
hehehe – thankyou bb 🙂 we’re both back in action (all we need now is Selma to return – wherefore art thou Selma!)
September 18, 2012 at 8:45 pm
Yes – doing it pretty tough, I think 😦
September 22, 2012 at 11:47 am
I’m back too. Thanks for thinking of me. You’ve brought a tear to my eye. Love youXXXX
September 18, 2012 at 3:55 am
hi there – so glad you’re back – while spring is springing there fall is falling here. words and photos – great! xx
September 18, 2012 at 9:56 am
Hi tipota and thanks 🙂 time for you and your puddy tats to rug up while we get ready for the heat – it’s only fair 😉
September 18, 2012 at 5:26 am
and i still need to give you some answers. i hope this will happen soon.
September 18, 2012 at 10:01 am
that’s ok Dhyan – you could try some freewheelin’ brainstorming to loosen up the Haka impressions – the video taps into some very deep issues regarding death, anger, grief, powerlessness and power – the stuff of life and death – hard to capture with words (maybe that is why the Haka – which is more visual than words – is so effective).
September 18, 2012 at 7:06 am
That is all.
September 18, 2012 at 10:02 am
hehe – thanks sweet Kate 🙂
September 18, 2012 at 10:07 am
Great photos. I especially like the colours in the snake photo. Welcome back. Hope all is well with you. 🙂
September 18, 2012 at 2:49 pm
Thanks Jane. Yes, all is well – I’ll email you 🙂
September 18, 2012 at 11:11 pm
bonjour Gabrielle 🙂
September 19, 2012 at 10:18 am
Merci Benedicte 🙂
September 19, 2012 at 6:56 am
A great set of wakeup calls!
September 19, 2012 at 10:19 am
Thanks colonialist 🙂
September 22, 2012 at 11:48 am
Love all the photos, Gabe, especially the birds. And that is a big snake. Yikes. Wouldn’t like to step on him in the middle of the night 😯
September 24, 2012 at 11:23 am
It turned out to be a harmless (yeah sure) tree snake and is actually quite small – the photo just makes it look bigger. Thanks Selma – the colours of spring just amaze me (and the pollen drives me nuts – haha – chronic fatique from flowers – who knew!).
September 24, 2012 at 11:35 am
Yes, you are heading into your Spring and we are heading into Fall. I bet you are happy about that. I know my brother is who lives in New Zealand. He doesn’t like the rain. 🙂
September 25, 2012 at 10:28 am
Our winters are very nice actually – sunny most of the time (we get most of our rain in summer here in the sub-tropics) and not really that cold, but I am looking forward to the heat and some swimming. New Zealand is a different story, being further South – haha – brrrr. Thanks Renee 🙂
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