Day 63 – Thursday, 25 November 2021

Another lazy day today. We are nearing the end of our travels and are slowing down accordingly. 

I had a long chat with Jeannie on the phone today, talking about this and that, and also about the lovely Joyce Drendel who will be turning 100 years old (young in her case) on 1 December. A truly beautiful lady inside and out. 

Whilst Russ downloaded, then watched, some of his TV shows I listened to Keith Urban. We have collected all his albums (other than the latest) so I have been listening to each song and deciding which ones I like the most to include on my playlist. This does take a bit of time, but some of his music is great listening. 

After tea I also went outside (with my coat on as it was blowing a bit of a gale) and put the big telephoto lens on my camera to take some more shots of the abundant birdlife around the park. We back onto the Golf Course so there is plenty of grassed spaces around, and many trees. 

The Fairy Wrens were not too co-operative as they stayed too far away to get a really good shot, and they move so quickly that it takes a bit of time with the weight of the lens to move with them. The Willy Wagtails, on the other hand, come straight towards you and the camera. They look really fierce because of their raised eyebrow ridges, but they are a terrific bird to watch. 

I got several shots of the magpies, but they were not up to any shenanigans, so not really worth choosing any of those pictures. Russ got some beauties the other day in an awesome batch of photos. 

Today it has been very humid along with the blustery conditions. We have had rain showers off and, on all day, until much later in the afternoon. The temperature reached 25 degrees, but the wind chill factor took that right down into single digits, and it didn’t stay at 25 for long. Later in the evening we had thunderstorms, so it was a good idea that we took down the awning earlier in the evening before the heavy winds arrived.