Writing: revising submission letters to publishers, revisiting Hell's Bells for the Max Murdoch series, hunting down "the right area" in The Lakes District for the second book in the Max Murdoch series.
Lunch today with the Crime Writer's group (Crime Writers of South Australia) at The Feather's Hotel in Burnside. Great company, and a delicious 5 course meal to discuss everything from the latest news to Dr Who to writing!
Birds at the mountain: plenty of tweets, not so visible due to the incredible DRY for the last 3.5 months. Not good! Saw a Mistletoe Bird last weekend and the return of the Yellow-Tailed Black Cockatoos (with further evidence shown in scrunched banksia-cones and ripped-off banksia branches). GWs doing well, wrens around, no sign of the grey fantails, few thornies, hearing spiney, shrikey, babblers, y/f h/es. But the dry is killing the correas and other plants - all are water-stressed. Some good news: the butterflies are back!