Despite the drought, Mr Bower Bird remains hopeful.
This fabulous display of individually collected...treasure....has also been carefully sorted. Just imagine how many trips it took, one piece at a time.
What female could fail to be impressed with rounded stones and tech screws adorning the bower entrance, not to mention bleached vertebrae bones by the back door? This takes 'homes and gardens' to a whole new level.
But the piece de resistance has to be the sparkly green glass in the bower. I mean, that would be the clincher wouldn't it?
My thanks to AM of Inverell for the pictures and showing me that for Nature, whatever the conditions, hope springs eternal.
The garden tank ran out of water in May and the dam is little more than a muddy puddle.
Pauline rang to boast that the forecast for Inverell promised a 40% chance of 1mm - little more than a defiant sparrow spit - but delivered 1.5 mm! The view of the paddocks and the long range forecast are quite bleak.
Time to consider a resilience strategy that starts with the words ‘Despite the Drought’ and collects a multitude of stories and observations from you, our irrepressible readers.
So, to start….. Despite the drought, the flowering quince is flowering and the weeds are still coming up through the pavers.
Please send us your stories, observations and pictures of resilience - we’d love a decent compilation before the rain comes (but we won’t complain if the rain comes first!)