Archive for April 2013


Kookaburra

April 30th, 2013 — 5:08pm

On my very first visit to Australia I felt so disoriented, as if I was in a jungle in Madagascar or the Amazon. I guess I was overwhelmed by the exotic surroundings, like massive tropical rain forests. Colourful birds such as cockatoos and lorikeets were just flying around, like crows in Japan. When I heard a kookaburra for the first time, I was convinced it was the sound of some wild monkeys.

 

Their distinctive noise still makes me look around to see where it’s coming from, like I did today.

 

A kookaburra on my walk.

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April 23rd, 2013 — 9:27pm

I purchased my first chestnuts of the year. The lady at the market told me that chestnuts are smaller this year because of the draught. It didn't seem to affect the taste.

Abandoned flowers + water works magic!

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Autumn blooms

April 17th, 2013 — 11:27pm

Bright colours in a grey autumn day.

 

This month's tussie mussie.

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Feathers

April 11th, 2013 — 9:58pm

Recently I’ve been spotting a lot of feathers on the street. Some are tiny, some are big, some are colourful and some are fluffy down. Is this because the season is changing? (Although it seems too cold to be losing feathers.) Or is it some kind of fighting season?? I even found a tiny black feather inside my apartment. It looked quite fashionable with two white dots at the tip. It made me wonder who it used to belong to.

 

And the other day, when a small white feather fell down in front of me  from above, I couldn’t help thinking about angels.

 

A school girl with a jumper and a feather.

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Kin Iro

April 4th, 2013 — 9:49pm

This morning I woke up to see sun light shining through the gap of the curtains. It looked dramatic as the last few days had been grey and dull (and cold). When I opened the window everywhere I saw from the balcony had a golden glow. It reminded me how much I love autumn.

 

Seeing the hot air balloons was the cherry on top.

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