Hello lovely readers, if anyone is still out there reading that is :) No flowers again today but I thought I'd pop in a show you some pics of our lovely little visitor from last night.
I always think of possums as female for some reason ?? So please know if I refer to this animal as 'she' or 'her' it's not a known fact but an fall back habit on my part. They have such sweet faces, I suspect this one lives in a tree not far outside my kitchen window, its a very large standard of some variety, it stands taller than the eaves of the house and its branches are all intertwined and knotted in criss-crossing fashion creating great hiding places and camouflage. I heard a possum up there growling a few Sunday mornings back when I was eating breakfast outside and this is the second time in a couple of months we have seen a possum at night right outside the back door. It could be a coincidence but is frequent compared how often we would usually see a possum
this one was fairly timid and on full alert looking and sniffing something out, I offered her some apple and she let me get quite close, though I wasn't willing to get too close, as you just never know with these creatures. She ignored my apple and come down the tree then headed off across the yard on the ground in the direction of the apricot tree. The fruit right up at the tippy top is ripe and the cockatoos have been dropping it all down onto the ground. The Cockies rip the fruit off and want the seed for its kernel, they are so wasteful!
I hope to get back to some more regular posting soon and share what has been going on here, we've been focused inwards dealing with a family situation and are making a pretty big change for someone in our little family in 2014, and this requires a lot of though, discussion and planning from us as the change for one will affect us all.