Thursday, 13 February 2020

A day outing and some doodles

So! We had dreadful heat and drought conditions, then mega bushfires, then rain...LOTS of rain! I'm talking torrential rain causing flooding in areas. It feels like we've gone from one extreme to another in a very short time — talk about crazy weather Down-Under! I am relieved that the rain helped with the bushfires and also brought a drop in temperatures. Walking across my lawn now feels like walking on a sopping, wet sponge unlike weeks ago, when it felt like walking on dry, spiky straw instead. Extremes, I tell ya.

Anywhoo, before the rains came, Brad (son) and I went for a visit to Forest Lake. It was disheartening to see that they are still battling the toxic blue-green algae and it was sad to see wildlife numbers down.

This poor duck was surrounded by it

There were some bird groups on the rocks but there are usually many more

I loved seeing these small birds on the railings. Sparrows or swallows? 

Always great to see the Little Pied Cormorants. Sadly, we didn't see any of the black swan families which usually live there.

We did have a lovely time out all the same.

And we bought a yummy Zambrero's Vegan Burrito bowl each to take home for dinner. Double rice and beans for vegans — delicious! We love the extra heat from the jalapenos and Verde sauce.

A quick pen sketch of Kya lying on some butterflies, thankfully, not real ones. hehe More on the real Kya in a later post.

And some rough doodles of cartoon-like me...just for fun

And that wraps up this post for today. Hope to be more regular with posting from here on. I hope you enjoy the rest of your week.

Love, light and peace ~


Christine said...

Nice to see how you have been doing Serena.

Rita said...

Yes--one extreme to another. I'm glad it has helped put out some of the fires,, though!!
Cute sketches of Kya and you. :) We're having an arctic blast and supposed to be down to -20 tonight. Stay cool, but not as cool as we are--LOL! :)

Victoria Zigler said...

I'm glad the rains helped with the fires, but sorry there's now flooding to deal with.

Nice you and Brad had an enjoyable outing amid all the weather chaos.

Serena Lewis said...

Thanks, Christine. :)

Serena Lewis said...

Thanks for dropping by, Rita. We are both at different ends of the scale when it comes to the weather. lol

Serena Lewis said...

Thanks, Tori. We are back to hot, humid days but a cooler change is expected over the coming days. :)