Autumn on the Gold Coast

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Subject: Autumn on the Gold Coast
From: "Terry Pacey" <>
Date: Tue, 8 Apr 2003 07:37:57 +1000
What a magnificent Autumn morning.  Just a little cooler than it has been,
if you can call 20° C cool.  The shafts on sunlight are spreading across the
yard as the sun rises higher and the light shines through the foliage of the
trees surrounding us.

I stepped out onto the rear deck which faces east and there were a few birds
taking advantage of the early morning.  The Pied Currawongs were doing what
Currawongs do - sitting on the fence, looking through some of the outer
branches finding breakfast and chasing each other through the trees.  A lone
White Ibis strolling around the dew covered grass, through the dappled
sunlight, probing for a meal.  Rainbow Lorikeets sunning themselves on the
high branches and then, as Lorikeets do, screeching and flying for no
apparent reason.  The Spotted Doves flying backwards and forwards, probably
waiting for the sun to dry out the grass so they can start their daily
search for anything edible.  And finally the Noisy Miners flying around
trying to chase the Lorikeets and Currawongs, calling raucously and grabbing
a feed if the opportunity presents itself.

As I said, a magnificent morning making one glad to be alive and living


Terry Pacey on the beautiful Gold Coast.

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