26 March, 2009

My trip to work

I have about a 45 minute drive to work and there are dirt roads and gravel I travel on and there are many sites and smells a long the way. You think 45 minutes is a long time but when you enjoy your trip it doesn't really matter, I have lost count of the many times I have seen foxes hiding in the bushes as I drive past or foxes taking their tasty morsel of road kill or little rabbits scurrying across the road ahead or right in front of me and then there are the kangaroos and wallabies that I see in the paddocks or on the side of the road just standing there or the ones that jump right out in front of you and you curse them as they bounce off into the bush. I have to mention the Goannas that lazily cross the road or run high on their legs across the road and run up the nearest tree and the many gecko lizards sunning on the road or the red belly and brown snakes that I try to swerve. Then there is the occasional turtle with its neck out stretch crossing the road, sometimes I have stopped and carried it across because the thought of a car coming before it has safely reached the other side is too much for me. I have seen other wildlife cross my path such as Echidnas, wombats and the number of eagles I have come across eating road kill is amazing, one I thought was injured so I stopped and he jumped to the side of the road and crawled under the fence and eventually flew off ever so slowly.

Now for the smells, I now know when I am travelling if I see old road kill on the road to quickly wind my window up or the smell lingers for a while in the car. I love the smell as I cross a creek or the smell of freshly ploughed fields or freshly cut lucerne and the smell after it has just rained.
I love looking at the mountains ,the hills and the paddocks of sheep and cattle as I drive along so my trip to work is so amazing and refreshing and a lovely way to start the day

You just wait till I till you about my trip home from work now that is another story :)

These are just some of the sights I see on the way to work :)


Michelle at Boulderneigh said...

Beautiful words and pictures, describing a place with animals so different from ours. Thank-you for sharing!

white_lilly said...

Thank you Michelle! I love reading and seeing your beautiful animals and your special place :)

linda m said...

I just found your blog and I wanted to tell you that the pictures and the story about your drive to work was great. I live in the USA in the state of Wisconsin, so my view when I drive to work is very different from yours. Thank you for sharing.

white_lilly said...

Thank you Linda for dropping by. It was good showing people on the other side of the world my journey to work. I would love to see parts of Wisconsin :)

Laughing Orca Ranch said...

What a wonderful drive you get to do just on a simple drive to work. Most people only have a drive like that, with wildlife and beautiful landscapes such as you have, when they are on vacation. Lucky you!

Thanks for sharing it with us.

Oh! And I adore Echidnas. They are so small and spiky. They remind me of Hedgehogs.


Grammy said...

Thanks for showing the awesome photos.The Goannas seem to be like the Nile monitor. We had one in our pet store. I could not handle how mean they were to there food. So I never ordered any more. I am so glad you enjoy and respect your environment. It is quite a site.

Marilyn said...

Hi Michelle, I love in country NSW too. Your scenery is similar to round here and I so love it. There is nothing like a drive in the bush, its so relaxing and peacefull. Not to mention beautiful. I have added you as a blog friend and will look forward to your posts. Please drop by and visit my blog when you have time :) Marilyn xoxo

Wendy said...

Loved your photos too! Nice to take some time while driving to enjoy life.

white_lilly said...

Hi Lisa! I love my drive to work it is alway exciting :)Echidnas and hedgehogs do look similar, not sure what the differnces are.

Hi Ernie! I don't think I would like any Goannas or Nile Monitors as pets :)D

Hi Marilyn! Thank you for visiting I love hearing from other aussies :)

Hi Wendy! Glad you liked my photos. I try to get photos of actual Goannas but they are too fast and by the time I grab my camera out of my bag they are way up in the tree of gone :)


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