Wednesday, January 26, 2011
It was Australia Day today!! .
There were so many different venues putting on free breakfasts
and so many BBQ's happening all around the City's of Australia ...
Lots of new Australians being sworn in .... in ceremonies all over this wonderful Great Southern Land of ours..
At 6.45am I went with my daughters for a lovely walk with our Dogs along our very swollen river Murray .. We personally are in no danger ... but there are lower area's of Mildura that may become inundated.
We see that they are sandbagging their properties and hoping for the best.
The sun was shining and it was starting to heat up already ... we actually got to 40 degrees C today but getting cooler tomorrow.
we saw lovely Parrots whilst we were walking ... Major Mitchell's, The Pink and Grey Cockatoos' also some lovely Sulphur Crested Cockatoos .
There were many different Species of Ducks and also Black Swans gliding through the reeds at the edge of the water.
I love early mornings!! you see so much of the wildlife .
our lovely Sandbar (River Beach ) has totally disappeared beneath the flood waters.
You could not imagine looking at such a peaceful scene, that it could be so dangerous ...
The river is running so fast and there are so many currents that there are danger signs being put up everywhere.
Thank you for listening to me ...musing about our lovely Island Continent of Australia
and where I live ..