Koala complete, just to give him his tree now. Drawing creatures really highlights different types of fur, koala fur is fuzzy and so different to any other I have drawn, a whole new challenge and very cute!
Hello everyone! Look at me! I’m putting weight on my leg for short periods of time. I’m so happy it’s starting to feel better. Thank you to @felicnic for donating to our vet and @departmentofheath @rosejohns for donating to us to help fix me. I can’t wait to hop again 😊 Maple 🍁
Getting up close to koalas in the Kangaroo Island Wildlife Park this afternoon. It was great to see some of the local (&slightly less local) animals up close. Hopefully now we will be better at identifying some of the species we saw today should we be lucky enough to see them out and about in the wild on our Australian travels.
With so many single socks going missing everyday one needs a really good laundry keeper and nothing could be more reliable than a watchful and stern kookaburra. ------------------------------------------------- #unplugandgooutside
Today be a Bird Twitcher (a committed bird watcher). I suggest you stop and observe one of nature’s gifts that I know most of us overlook. We seemed to rush around, take quick glimpses & spend time very occupied ,& probably miss the beauty that fly around us.
Well today I ask you to notice & absorb the beauty & quirkiness of a bird.
Yes those creatures that take freedom to the highest of heights, the sky is truly their limit. They are truly a precious thing to observe, from their wing span, their tail flickers their sweet interactions all worthy of our time.
One of my favourites is the Willy Wag Tail, an Australian Fantail, which explains their whimsicality & their prancing & dancing movements like a miniature flamenco dancer. Black elegant plumage & white inquisitive eyebrows capture my attention.
To be honest I ended the other day with a walk on the beach and after awhile I realised I was being followed, & to my divine surprise it was a sweet Willy Wag. He continued to flutter & jump around me for over 50m, at first I thought he was entranced by my yellow plastic beachcombing piece of waste I collected, but once offered he wasn’t interested he just kept up with my pace. I whistled & talked to him & he kept risking getting closer, we paused, I observed his uniqueness & maybe he observed mine.
This whole intimate occurrence brought a smile to my face & a spring in my step. This was an extra special experience that helped me lift my mood, this could happen to you, look for these opportunities.
I hope I have triggered a desire to look out for that inquisitive feathered creature, take in its beautiful detail, & watch its movement who knows you might waste time in a way that is worth sharing rather than regretting.
So I repeat & will continue to repeat – Stop & take in some respite & observe your surroundings, especially those you seem to overlook & then allow them to lift your spirits & remind you to appreciate your life.
INTERESTING INFO - Some believe that if you have a Willy Wagtail for your animal totem it will encourage you to live life excitedly & amicably. ( info found : auntyflo.com)
Please share your bird encounter.