This morning I cycled out to airport where birds gather both on the mown grass and in the adjacent wetlands. I was looking for Bar-tailed Godwits, and was not disappointed. Look at their marvellous long straight bills for finding edible goodies in the soft marshy earth!
Since the eastern sun was in my eyes and I could not get any closer, I returned later in the day hoping the western sun might provide better illumination …. but no Godwits were to be seen, just a large mixed group of Golden Plovers, black ducks, Eurasian coots, Mallards, Cormorants, and two White-faced Herons. More interesting was the setting, with red flags in stripes reflected in the water, and a brilliant blue sky.
Earlier I had walked around the residential area of Lord Howe, visiting places on the Art Trail. This fabulous Flame tree shone through the green palm foliage near Izak's photographic studio.
After the day's pleasures were past, but before our delicious lentil and rice dinner, we sat on the edge of the lagoon, watching the sunset. Reading 'Autobiography of a Yogi' is giving me so much to think about, and sunset is a perfect time for reflection on how the whole material world is simply light.