That's one week we're happy to see the end of. Peter's agonising throat pain misdiagnosed by one doctor, next day admitted to hospital with an enormous abscess on one tonsil, blocking three-quarter of his airway. Happily intravenous antibiotics, morphine and drip did the trick and he was able to come home 2 days later but still on strong antibiotics for 10 days.
On the plus side our old ride-on mower - the 'new' one can't cope with really wet ground - finally got it's new engine and thanks to some fantastic weather the boggy ground is starting to dry out and today Peter's much better, back 'at work' again and getting much of the property under control. We've been embarrassed for guests to see it so untidy, and our walking track is still closed although hoping tomorrow we'll get that cleared and mowed too.
Sunday, March 20, 2011
You can just see some of the hundreds of Pagoda-flowers through the window - all alive with butterflies!
Hopefully we'll soon start to welcome some more guests!
Wednesday, March 16, 2011
Too wet outside so we're again office-bound. Watching a slideshow of my photos on the computer I found this one, taken in 2009, but I still like this shot of a Chestnut-breasted Mannikin taken on our walking-track.
These beautiful little birds are usually seen in fast-moving flocks flitting over open grassland, chasing insects.
Monday, March 14, 2011
Friday, March 11, 2011
For anyone following the progress of our Buff-breasted Paradise Kingfishers - the other day yet another slightly stunned juvenile after flying into the window! Any suggestions for a caption???