Friday, 29 June 2007

Where I Live

These trees, although from the Eastern States of Australia, are very beautiful and they are in the reserve that borders our property. The White Tail Black Cockatoos roost in them throughout the year. For those non Australian readers, this type of Eucalyptus are called 'widow makers' as they are notorious for dropping branches when least expected. This is the view of our river that we swim in in the summer time and a place of very special memories for us. The youngest Sweeties become water rats in the summer. They have become exceptional swimmers and paddlers of boats, extremely important for great childhood memories. They get their love of water from me, there is nothing like being totally immersed in water, although I find these days that the temperature range in which I'll swim has narrowed somewhat.


3 comments:

swooze said...

Yes there are drop bear in those trees too I hear!

OK so what kind of critters are in the water that you have to worry about swimming with? You know I am having visions of crocs!

Chookyblue said...

I just love the trees down our creek.....they are amazing....great pics......

Harmany Quilting said...

Thanks for your comments - the river is a very peaceful place. How's this Swooze - I had to look up what a 'drop bear' was - never heard of them so take from me, they're no here (yet). The crocs aren't here (yet) either. No there is nothing to worry about in our river, maybe some lethal viruses or bacteria.