Back to work, back to editing and back to our regular Thursday storm and tempest with an added cold snap for the record books.
Yes, it SNOWED in the Adelaide Hills and mid-north, with even heavier falls in the eastern states - particularly in Katoomba! Thankfully, it DIDN'T coincide with my bushwalking and birdwatching trek - no way would I have gone far in that! For some great pics, check out the ABC Online website:
A revegetation weekend: On Saturday I helped plant seedlings at Byethorne Park (Nairne) with the Nairne Trees for Towns group where I was checked out by a grey fantail (obviously coming in to watch the dumb humans). It was Mount Barker summit's turn this morning with weed removal (bridal creeper and "soft" thistle) on the north tip and summit track. Few birds today, more yesterday (thornbills, wrens, babblers), heard more: GWs, shrikey, fantails, but the numbers seem low at present. Are they nesting? The native flowers are magnificent this year.
A sad farewell: Max Fatchen - poet, writer, journalist. A gentle sweet man. Thanks for the fun. Farewell, Max.
The best way to finish a Saturday: Watching the RX-207 and 621 steam locomotives haul the lucky punters on the SteamRanger Experience into Mount Barker station. Wow! Did I mention the weather's improved?
The best way to finish a Sunday: celebrating a 60th Wedding Anniversary of two wonderful family friends. Congratulations, Aunty Marj and Uncle Hartley!
PS I haven't forgotten the video - I've forgotten how to "cut" it. Asking a work colleague tomorrow :)