We are experiencing an autumn like no other at Blackheath in the Blue Mountains of NSW. Heart-lifting in its beauty, heart breaking in the worldwide impact of Covid19. I cannot think of anywhere better to be living in lock-down. My daily walk takes me past the local duck pond, which is almost an extension of my own garden.
Families of native wood ducks are raised here every season. The youngsters below are being shepherded along between the two parents.
Throughout the year I follow the seasons, marked by a lovely old cherry tree overhanging the pond.
Under the golden canopy of a giant oak just behind the pond, the bar-b-que area is out-of-bounds and deserted. Much to my joy there were lots of blue wrens hopping about in the sunshine yesterday.
I feel very fortunate to live in this special community, where we are blessed nature. Stay safe everyone.