Trig Bagging – Mt Arawang

IMG_0079Tuesday 7.30 am and the temperature was 10 decrees celsius, with a cool north-westerly wind blowing. A perfect morning for a walk/run on the ridge, work can wait for an hour or so. Mt Arawang at 765 metres is at the southern end of the Coolamon Ridge walk. The access track from the Kambah horse paddocks is steep and a great cardio workout.

Trigs have a cosmic intrigue for me, the symmetry of the structure exposed to the elements. A great space for some meditation and quiet reflection.

 

 

Snakey question

I know there are brown snakes around the property where we live. We installed a perimeter of snakes deterrents before the start of summer. They are beeping and pulsing away all round the house and we haven’t seen a snake for months.  Now I am not sure how to tackle this one.

When I was spreading a pile of wood chips this morning, I uncovered a what looks like a nest inside the pile. I think that it is a brown snake’s nest. Now not sure what my next step should be. Is mumma snake inside or just the eggs?

IMG_0370 (1)

The Daily Post WPC: Temporary

Empty nest syndrome

IMG_2712

Parental responsibility is only a temporary stage for our resident Willie wagtail pair, they spend days crafting a beautiful nest. They then produce an even more beautiful egg. This is the second year that they have abandoned this nest.

Fortunately, last spring they successfully fledged a chick in their other nest in the nearby lemon tree.

A wander around Braidwood

Braidwood is a regular coffee and comfort stop on the way to the coast. I always seem to be in a hurry to get somewhere when I pass through. On Saturday I had time to spare so I took advantage of the Autumn sunshine and spent a couple of hours wandering around it’s charming back streets.