Monday has dawned warm and sunny this morning in Brisbane. The skies are a clear blue and the temperature is a pleasant 23ºC with the humidity quite low for Queensland – only 65%. Of course it is only 7 am but the forecasters are only predicting a high of 29ºC so all in all – a prefect Summer day.
The native trees in my neighbours and my gardens are full of flowers. Bottlebrush, Grevillea, Banksia and Eucalypts are everywhere. It is because of these plants, the morning air is disturbed by a cacophony of screeches and squawks as the birds break their fasts. Australia has some of the most colourful and beautiful birds in the world BUT they make some of the most unappealing sounds a person could ever hear!! The mornings are something to be witnessed and sleeping in is not an option.
I adore these early morning ‘raves’ because there really is no other word suitable! The Rainbow Lorikeet, Rosella, Cockatoo and even the stunning King Parrot descend on our yards. Flashing bright colours and continuous chatter as they feast on the nectar and seeds available. Over and above this racket, I hear the distinctive laugh of the Kookaburra and the chortle of the magpie.
I actually woke this morning, not feeling great. I seem to have an enlarged gland on the right side of my throat, it arrived over the weekend! It’s not sore but just a bit tender and I feel slightly under the weather. However, after a successful weekend of making small changes (see here), when I opened my curtains I had to smile and appreciate the morning entertainment outside my window. It was the perfect start to my week. It made me hopeful of a bright and cheery week.