|Stink bug eggs - they look pretty but are a pest!|
|Spotted Dove - an introduced bird|
|Flowers planted amongst the fig tree roots nearby|
|Top Gun team - 'Jed' Coey* skiing in the orange vest, enjoying the sport he loved.|
As September turns into October spring has arrived with beautiful birdsongs and gorgeous bright colours! The first six photos are all in our own yard. The birds seem friendlier this spring, or maybe I'm just appreciating them with fresh eyes and ears.
The annual Bridge to Bridge Ski Classic was run in our town today. Superman was the winning team for the third consecutive year, breaking his own race record by completing the 108km coarse in just over 36 minutes. Unfortunately this year's race was marred by serious injury* to one skier who came off his skis just 100m short the finish line (further up river than our location). We noticed a news crew's drone being used to gain overhead camera footage this year, instead of a helicopter.
We enjoyed a leisurely afternoon at the coast today to celebrate a family birthday. As the days warm up the beach with its cool breezes is even more appealing! I trust you are all enjoying the change of seasons, something I've come to appreciate more with each coming year.
*The skier, Jared Coey, sadly passed away in hospital two days later.