The Australian poet CJ Dennis said… ” spring is near, then suddenly it seems, one golden morn..
the bush awakes, a living thing
and the entire world puts on its brightest dress to greet the laughing spring”
Canberra, unlike many parts of Australia, has four distinct seasons, and spring is welcomed here the way it would be in the Northern Hemisphere.
Canberrans hear many different bird calls in spring, but none so earth shattering at 5.30 in the morning as the Kookaburra’s cackle….
However, who can blame them for waking us up early? No one should miss a minute of a spring morning…
Every spring one or two young Kookaburras arrive in our garden.
I like to think they come because we have plenty of water, and they are relatively safe for flying lessons between the garden arches and the overhead electrical wires.
We call this young Kookaburra the Minister for Transport… he looks so important doesn’t he?
…..and he’s in the right city!
Meanwhile… the ”Town Crier”‘ is marching up to the top of the neighbour’s roof..
Where is this Grandbaby anyway? …
….and does she know about me yet?
Our first grandchild has arrived safe and sound, and….. she is absolutely lovely in every way..
The very best description of being a grandparent is surely the words written by Australian writer, Thomas Keneally
“‘Being a parent is like being a slightly bewildered NGO in the trenches, with fear of consequences all around..
…..to be a grandparent is a little like being a General back in the chateau, writing dispatches on the bravery of the troops, besotted with admiration for them, but with the warm knowledge there’ll be time for wine with dinner.”
I hope that you are enjoying your garden and green spaces, where ever you are in the world…
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