Monday, June 4, 2007

Snapshots from Oz

The first thing my husband noticed the first time he came to Australia with me was how loud the birds are - and he's right! All day but especially in the mornings there is the loudest chorus you can imagine. I have travelled quite a few places in the world and have yet to hear anything like it. All the birds are BIG too - the kookaburra's, cockatoos, galahs, lorikeets, rosellas, crows, magpies, miners, etc etc. and they all seem to travel in large groups. Yesterday we were watching a group of rainbow lorikeets feeding on my mum's bird feeder and this one was yelling at us the whole time - I don't think he liked being watched.



On Sunday we went and hung out at my sister Monique's house for a while. She has the most wonderful spot to live and is constantly seeing all kids of wildlife in her back yard - this is my DD in the back yard



As you can see her "back yard" isn't quite the standard version. I could sit on her deck and just gaze at the view forever. My girls love exploring when they go there. The yard is a series of rock levels that go all the way down to the bottom of the valley.

On Saturday we are going to see Circus Oz at the Sydney Opera House. I am so excited! While I have been to the Opera House many many times I have only been to see something IN the Opera House a few times in my life. The girls aren't all that excited about it right now but I know when we get there they will be.
Well that's a little piece of Oz for you - I will post more as we go along. If reading a travel blog doesn't thrill you then check back in August when we are home again :o) Till then have a great day!

4 comments:

Kathy said...

Thanks for sharing! I'm gonna have to live vicariously through you since I don't know if I'll ever make it down there.

Jana Weaver said...

Looks beautiful Yvette...so wish I could be there! It's a place on our list that we certainly won't reach while living here in Europe...but we will hopefully get there sometime in the next 10 years!!

Enjoy yourself, and please keep us posted!

Huggs,
Jana

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Creative Expressions by Stephanie said...

Ohhh that is sooo beautiful! You know what else is beautiful...that fabulous card you sent me!!! Thank you!!! I LOVE it!!! how sweet!!!

*hugs*

Steph