The easy mindful walk took place on a sunny morning after rain, along a valley floor.
the cockatoos fly off
falling as diamonds
When you’re quiet, and mindful walkers are especially so, you see things. This fungi for instance..
And the owl in the cave, tucked high up in a dark corner. It was either a barking owl or a boobook, not pleased - “two’s a crowd!".
I heard a water dragon’s splash into the creek - and on our way back caught another fella unawares...
the water dragon flees
becomes a fern
We saw the re-growth in the eucalypts after the fires of October. A neighbour of mine once described this as "the trees are getting their fur coats."
We saw fairy wrens - a lizard made a panic dash across the road right in front of us - magpies stood in the road singing at us as we walked up. They were undeterred.