It’s extremely dry here and the kangaroos nibble any grass shoots as soon as they appear. We have some grass in our yard which only grows over summer and it had been well-grazed while we were away. The kangaroos are pretty hungry and can often be seen closer to homes than usual during the daylight hours, trying to fill their tummies. This little fellow was in my yard last night.


One of his feet seems bigger than the other, so he may be recovering from an injury.


He looked at me for awhile, and went back to eating.


Later, he lay down for a rest. Even later still, I put out a tub of water for him. He watched me, but didn’t bound away. He was gone this morning.

In much of southern Australia, the Autumn break – usually claimed when rainfall exceeds 25mm – has yet to arrive. The outlook seems bleak, reading The Bureau of Meteorology’s prediction. Things won’t improve much over April and May.


The above photo taken this morning, looking over the farmland behind our house.

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A Kangaroo in our yard


I had witnesses when I finally got around to resuming my daily backyard walk.


Each of these ginger-and-white cats has a distinctive face. This one has ginger partly over one eye. He was curled up in a sunny spot in my messy garden.


This one wandered casually down the yard after me. The ginger is set fairly evenly about his/her face.


I call this next one Boofhead, and think it was him in the house – climbing the kitchen louvres, smashing his head into the locked dog door and leaping on the back window sash to get out, twice racing past an open side door, and yowling in terror. Eventually I was game enough to get past him and open the back door. One side of his nose and chin is ginger-spattered.


This time, on our return, no furtive feline family inhabited our yard. The neighbour does have a new half-grown kitten, but the total number of cats now seems to be only six.

So, back to my walk. I’m pretty slow after our five weeks away. Well, not just that – I never really got back into regular exercises after our trip last October. Today, it was an effort to bring my steps up to the 5,000 mark. I reckon I best leave it until next week before I get back to my exercises. Incentive: a cholesterol test in late May.

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Ginger & White Cats


Just swimming along…






Photos taken Walker Flat, South Australia with the Nikon D3000.

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