The picture above is of a male Fairy Wren — about the size of the palm of my hand — this fellow was flitting to and fro along the track less travelled by my Scots companion and me yesterday. What a joy to catch the streak of red across the deep blue Queensland bush sky.
Other photos show the colour of the Australian outback in mid winter after the unusual proliferation of autumn rain.
Sitting in the residue of an ancient homestead deep in the Flinders Mountain back country, we enjoyed a cuppa and chocolate mudcake muffins in honour of my 70th unbirthday celebration.
I will be sad to leave the southern hemisphere — there is joy in 'them thar hills'.