FLY WITH ME
Welcome to the words flying from my keyboard, I hope you can hang around!
“The happiness of your life depends upon the quality of your thoughts” said Marcus Aurelius, a Roman emperor and philosopher.
So, please swing by About or the Archive List category for a full birds-eye view of my thoughts as they take wing in a flurry of words and flutter down onto the page.
Alternatively, you can strut through my New Posts with the most recent perched at the top of the list. For specific posts, I have a Search box.
Such flights of fancy; a more down-to-earth viewpoint is landing now … read on …
♥ Gretchen Bernet-Ward
PHOTO OF THE WEEK
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The Bush Stone-curlew or Bush Thick-knee (Burhinus grallarius) is a large ground-dwelling bird with a life span of up to 20 years. The bush curlew is endemic to Australia and found in Brisbane, usually in parkland. The curlew will adopt a rigid posture when it becomes aware of an observer, at this one did, poised amongst the roses in New Farm Park.
Curlews are terrestrial predators adapted to stalking slowly at night. Their preferred habitat is open plains and woodlands where they search for invertebrates such as insects. The grey-brown coloration is distinguished by dark streaks, its eyes are large and legs are long. Both sexes care for two eggs laid on the bare ground, usually sited near bush in a shaded position or next to a fallen branch.
Queensland Bush Stone-curlews are capable of flight but rely on the camouflage of their plumage to evade detection during the day. At night their call is an evocative and unforgettable sound, sort of wailing and crying which echoes across open ground. GBW.