The most important gift I can think of would be my wonderful husband and our 4 children, a photo of all 4, the only we have shown below. Due to distance we rarely get together and a few belated birthday wishes here for them too. December is a busy month with our eldest son on 11th (44), my stepdaughter on 15th (48), my daughter 28th (48) and our youngest son on 4th January (43), so all within 3 weeks & Christmas in the middle.
A secondary type of gift was when I was 10 & given my first camera, a second hand box Brownie, which started my love affair with photography. This has led over the years from good old black & white prints, through to colour, then the wonderful world of digital. I've so enjoyed & this photo hunt run by Kate has given me even more incentive of late, so the wonderful gift of photography is my go-to today with a few photos of our amazing wildlife. Hard to capture at times, but worth the effort.
Hope you're ready for this.................
|The white Kangaroos in their enclosure in|
A Koala sitting in the middle of the road near
Powelltown just north of where we live.
We did eventually shoo it off the road.
Now closer to home and the wonderful bird life we get in our own backyard.
|A beautiful male King Parrot sitting on the railing above the blueberry bushes, several years ago.|
|Our lovely Butcher bird who is visiting us quite regularly. His mate is often around too.|
This was taken very recently.
Now for my Magpies who make us laugh so often with their antics. Both of these photos have been taken after Christmas.
|For some reason they occasionally fall in love with our bunched up netting and have a little snooze on it. I find this rather amusing.|
OK, my lot done and although I'm sure this post is not what Kate had in mind, I needed to think outside the box and hopefully bring a smile to everyone's face. I'm struggling with the enormity of this horrendous time and will endeavour to keep blogging and keeping in touch with my blogpals.
Please take care all, stay safe and huge virtual hugs from down under.
PS.......................Why won't my photos and text stay where I put them once it is published?
Can anyone help?