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Just Ducky

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Despite the many signs asking visitors not to feed the birds and animals, that didn’t stop several people with large bags of bread at a small park near Nathaniel’s home in Gladstone! This fellow certainly doesn’t look hungry. Grandma loved him but Jackie was much more interested in the playground equipment.

Queensland

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Two flights, two window seats and my grandson Jackie, who’s turning two today, to meet me at the airport yesterday  🙂

I like flying 🙂 Do you?

 

Contrasts

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Today’s prompt…

Even on our very dry ‘lawn’ the Rosellas and Red-Rumped Parrots seem to find something to eat 🙂

Amazingly, although we haven’t had rain for weeks and only small amounts for months, my son Nathaniel in Gladstone QLD has had over 700mm in about four days! Earlier in the week he told me he’d been putting the sprinklers on around his unit because it was so dry and all the children in the neighbouring units were loving playing in the water! Now it looks like a lagoon.

And . . . as I was typing this, Nathaniel rang! Yesterday he said although it was very wet, they were okay but overnight they had a lot more rain and the road to work has been cut. The water is five metres over the dam wall and expected to go up to seven metres. But, the rain has stopped for now. Hopefully, there won’t be too much more!

Going Home

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Today’s prompt…

Later today Nathaniel, Chau and Jackie leave for home . . . the house is going to seem very quiet!

Just Forty Cents

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Today’s prompt…

For just forty cents you can ride anywhere you want to 🙂

At least today my photo uploaded easily. I don’t know why the one I selected yesterday wouldn’t; perhaps it was Murphy’s Law – I had a big day ahead and everything I tried to do seemed to take twice as long. Today will be even busier! Halfway to Traralgon to visit my parents in Traralgon, my eldest son Nathaniel called to say he was only two days away. He’s coming to visit from Gladstone QLD, with his wife Chau and son Jackie but I wasn’t expecting him until late next week. He managed a few extra days off work . . . so the 3000 things I was hoping to get done before then will all have to be compacted into today, well at least as many as I can fit in! I woke much too early, especially after the long drive yesterday, but I couldn’t sleep. A good start now with the photo successfully uploaded 🙂

Driving to Traralgon yesterday sort of negated the convenience of having a new more local printer but I did collect the December issue along the way, as well as the shopping, new envelopes, stamps and visited Pip and my parents and managed to stop for a coffee with Rod who was working near Seymour when I picked up PW  🙂 So . . . a busy couple of weeks ahead but sure to be wonderful 🙂 and your copies of PW should arrive early next week 🙂

 

Laugh out loud!

Today’s prompt…

I took this photo at Gladstone’s Tondoon Botanical Gardens last year when I flew up to meet my grandson Jackie. There were more Kookaburras there than I have ever seen (heard) before. I don’t hear as many Kookaburras here in Heathcote as I used to in Traralgon but still hear a few through the trees now and then, a wonderful sound, and rarely go out in the car without seeing one viewing the world from the power lines.

Another World

Here’s a writing prompt for today – a photo I took at beautiful Gladstone QLD harbour when I visited recently to attend my eldest son’s wedding. A perfect day.

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