I had a bad day yesterday..and despite the sunshine and the warm air i was in no mood to do anything..not even take shots..
I did the grocery shopping ..well physically i did , mentally i was elsewhere..came home unpacked and was making a coffee.
I was looking out the window at the sun and how it was highlighting the Golden Wattles and the how it showed the earth still dry and brown in our yard..Winter having next to no rain..and as i was daydreaming i spotted our first Stumpy tail lizard for the season.
They are amazing creatures, can live to 50 or more and partner for life..so this one must have had a friend close by.
We already have started the outside banning of the kitties…we knew with the heat comes trouble!
So i had to grab my camera..now he had disappeared when i looked back out.see he was heading to our front yard but we have snake meshed it..poor dude.
A real fallacy is that with these lizards around you will not have snakes..well we had a family of five last year and had our second snake bite! they both enjoy the same environment and foods..yes a large Stumpy tail or Blue tongue lizard will eat small snakes but this means they are in the same place.
Anyway as i walked out i saw along the side fence a huge Stumpy tail..must have gotten in where we have not finished…i ushered it into the garden and hope it finds it’s way out..or we will have to pop it over the fence..
Then i spotted a third! so off i went ..he was near the recently cleared embankment out the front..so i took some shots while lying on the ground and hoping a snake was not close by!
I let him go off and do his thing,headed to the dam area and gave a few roos a start..they took off so i continued to the dam..
Well i had the beejeebers scared out ff me when this big boy stood up! he must have been snoozing and out of sight..we had a bit of a tense ‘what the’ moment before i walked away from him and he then felt safe to hop off.
I went and sat under a tree and as i was feeling cruddy i just took a snap of my view..the tranquil roos in the bottom paddock settling for the early evening..the sun going..a window to tranquility..i had a cry ..a good cry..hubby came home and down to the tree,he took my hand helped blubbering me up gave me a hug and told me we would be fine..just fine..and i believe him.
A handsome dude maybe 16 inches long..waking up to Spring
Goodness me everything here is sticking it’s tongue out !
Roos make a hasty retreat after i startle them
Now it was my turn to be startled..notice the do not mess with me claws
At the end of a bad day my window to tranquility