We have had some friends visit from the coast, I think they enjoyed the hot and dry weather compared to the coast which is hot and humid.
|Gail&Me in the paddock@Essex|
Not a lot has happened over the month, A few photo's of the local wildlife and strange things I see while out walking the puppies.
|Patterns in the sand after|
rain @ Essex
|1 of millions of caterpillars|
after the rains
Then we had outbreaks of all sorts of insects and moths and bugs. Here's one of the variety, these caterpillars came in a couple of different colours and grew to about 3 inches long, littering the ground everywhere, millions of them, just walking along you couldn't help but squash them under foot.
while out wandering around the place with the dogs. He(?she?) was a spirited little creature and was going to bite the noses right off the dogs faces, but I wouldn't let them hurt it and managed to get this picture.
|A kamikaze Locust|
The locust had been fairly thick for a while, eased off now though. Must have been a bit too quick on the take off this one, it has stabbed itself on the barbed wire, right through the top of its head. (OUCH)
|Prickly acacia tree sap|
shining in the morning sun
Nature always continues to amaze me, like the (dead) tree outside the window at the cottage, well it really looked dead, but when it received a little moisture, it went from dead branches to full leaf in only 8 days, astounding!
February here already, time is flying as usual. we'll be here 'til end March most likely. Catch all then.