Sunday, October 02, 2011

Melbourne Morning

Today I woke to the laugh of a kookaburra, perched in the tree outside my bedroom window. Every note of his lunatic laugh sending shivers of delight down my spine. Each morning, I am greeted by the haunting, hollow tones of the Australian magpie, whistling and warbling words in a language known only to him. The trees here, green and lush with the promise of summer coming, are filled with the exotic symphony of birds strange to my ear, but who fill my heart with happy song. Although I am on foreign shores, I feel as if I've found home.


Lucy said...

Beautiful Post Jan, you have captured our Australian bush!

Glenda said...

It is something I would miss terribly if we ever went back to NZ is the fabulous sounds of the Australian birds, my favourite being the Kookaburra. I miss them here in Melbourne, used to have them live in my yard in Shepparton it was fabulous. Enjoy the rest of your stay Jan.

Jen Crossley said...

You have found a second home Jan we all love you down under.

Ro Bruhn said...

It was lovely to meet you again Jan, I hope you enjoyed your visit to our shores again. I've heard lots of lovely comments about your teaching and workshops from some of your students. They were very happy.