Rich Beyond Telling

Most evenings if we go for a walk at the back of Yinnar a huge flock of yellow-tailed black cockatoos comes in to roost after spending the day dispersed sowing destruction on innumerable hapless plants all about (as is their wont). I guess there has to be at least a thousand of them. Their raucous calls ( a language in its own right I daresay) is well-nigh deafening when you are close by and they are all around you – as they were last night.

I tried to get some shots of them silhouetted against the sky –  as Della would like to use them as patterns for some crafty textile thing she has in mind. I also tried to get this one adjacent to the waxing moon, but was not wholly successful.

In some sad pet shop elsewhere I doubt not a pair would be worth $10,000 – or more. This noisy crowd which surrounded me or drank from a roadside puddle at my feet must therefore be worth several million dollars – yet for a time each evening, they are all mine. How rich am I?

The new camera takes a passing decent hand-held snap of the moon, don’t you think? If only I could have captured it and the cockie together with this sort of clarity.

You have to take a lot of snaps before you get a really great one, don’t you?

Like this one:

See Also:

http://www.theultralighthiker.com/my-life-was-wide-and-wild-and-who-can-know-my-heart/

http://www.theultralighthiker.com/you-will-not-live-forever/

http://www.theultralighthiker.com/deer-oclock/

http://www.theultralighthiker.com/boastful-food-shots/

http://www.theultralighthiker.com/why-do-i-love-my-garden/

http://www.theultralighthiker.com/brer-fox/

http://www.theultralighthiker.com/only-the-moon-and-me/

http://www.theultralighthiker.com/a-tiny-life/

http://www.theultralighthiker.com/fifty-faggots/

http://www.theultralighthiker.com/in-troy-achilles-delivers-this-line/

http://www.theultralighthiker.com/pristine-beaches/

http://www.theultralighthiker.com/the-last-rebels/

http://www.theultralighthiker.com/most-travelled-cat/

http://www.theultralighthiker.com/birds-in-our-garden/

http://www.theultralighthiker.com/swallows/

http://www.theultralighthiker.com/thrilling-tales-daniel-boone/

http://www.theultralighthiker.com/welcome-swallows/

http://www.theultralighthiker.com/the-frogs-the-sequel/

http://www.theultralighthiker.com/the-wildlife-seems-to-get-wilder-everyday/

http://www.theultralighthiker.com/repurposing-camping-gear/

http://www.theultralighthiker.com/you-never-know-when-your-numbers-up/

http://www.theultralighthiker.com/venery/

http://www.theultralighthiker.com/her-craft-or-sullen-art/

http://www.theultralighthiker.com/not-such-a-dam-nuisance/

http://www.theultralighthiker.com/sour-grapes/

http://www.theultralighthiker.com/a-dam-nuisance/

http://www.theultralighthiker.com/things-that-keep-you-from-hiking-hunting/

http://www.theultralighthiker.com/lost-at-fromelles/

http://www.theultralighthiker.com/bend-that-knee-to-no-man/

http://www.theultralighthiker.com/progress-it-always-seems-more-than-it-really-is/

http://www.theultralighthiker.com/hidden-worlds-nocturnal-ants/

http://www.theultralighthiker.com/its-that-time-of-year-again/

http://www.theultralighthiker.com/bright-sky-at-night/

http://www.theultralighthiker.com/everyone-loves-a-good-fire/

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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