This is a rather disparate post, simply recording a couple of moments in our life that I thought were worthwhile expending a few electrons on.
At least twice a week we take a tour around the perimeter of the property (on the other days we go for a run along the roads). Our progress has been impeded recently by a fallen dead Acacia dealbata. So, on the afternoon of the 30th of May I decided to remove it. On the way up I noticed that some of our olive trees were laden with fruit (the type of fruit is a drupe). So after 4 years here is our first olive harvest.
In the evening (about 8:30) we were watching TV when we became aware of large moths (possibly Oxycanus dirempta) fluttering at the window.
Shortly thereafter there was a louder rap on the window and Frances looked round to see the south end of a Tawny Frogmouth heading back North. We noticed it harvesting moths a further 5 times before we retired: on a couple of occasions it didn't physically touch the window but just picked off a moth and departed, When I took the small dog out for her final ablution stop the frogmouth (I think the female) was perched on a Yellow Box branch about 5m from th window.