After finding a red-bellied black snake in the chook house this morning,
this beautiful Glasswing Butterfly was a bit of light relief when it appeared in my garden!
It is an interesting butterfly, the only Australian
representative of a mainly African species according to my butterfly book.
It's wings are quite translucent and indeed glass like.
Our son-in-law came to the rescue on his day off to help us fix a computer problem.
We had sausages for lunch (well it's Australia Day remember?!)
Then more visitors in the shape of a couple of yellow-tailed black cockatoos.
These birds never cease to catch my eye and make me want to fly up there with them,
soaring over this wonderful countryside.
These bright spots of red in my neighbour's garden were a lot more welcome
than the one in the hen house this morning!
But that's Australia, and I've grown used to things here now. It's my home.
( I wrote that last sentence and crossed it out so many times.)
Can a person have more than one home? My home is England and my home is Australia.
I have no desire - no will - and see no need to choose.
Come to think of it that makes me very lucky indeed!
What do you think?
Happy Australia Day to you!