yesterday (sunday), i woke early to do my morning pages despite the fact that i wasn't feeling well due to the asthmatic cough getting a good grip on me. it had seemed to improve last week but now it has relapsed. anywhoo, i was tickled to see this shadow heart on the dining room floor. i have no idea how the play of shadows formed it but it made me smile.
later in the morning, beau suggested we go for a drive despite the look of rain setting in. i wasn't feeling great but i thought a nice country drive would get me out of the house and take my mind off my ailment. it was raining when we arrived in beaudesert and i suggested we turn back and head for home but beau was confident the rain would subside by the time we reached our favourite destination - burgess park, lamington - and sure enough, it did.
on the way, i spotted these xanthorrhoea - a native grass tree of australia. these grass trees are very slow growing and it can take 100 years for them to reach only one metre in height. that would mean that some of the ones in this photo would be around 150 years old. if left in their natural habitat, these trees can live up to 600 years old. you can read more about xanthorrhoea here.
at burgess park, we had a great time exploring the creek bed and banks. aaron loved wading in the water and didn't want to leave. lol we noticed the water had gone down a lot since our last visit. i'm not sure if it has been due to farmers tapping into it to irrigate crops or if it's due to the fact we've had very little rain.
today (monday), i'm feeling absolutely miserable! my asthmatic cough is worse and my inhaler has not been helping. i had a terrible night.....couldn't sleep, tossed and turned, and ended up on the verge of a migraine from the constant dry coughing. can ya tell i'm feeling very sorry for myself right now? i've booked in to see my doctor first thing in the morning as i'm thinking i may need a different prescription for my inhaler. i just want to feel better!