I’ve been spending time getting to know Sara, Sandy and Rae’s 6-yr old Australian Terrier. Quite the most intelligent kid on the block, with a vocabulary of at least 20 words. Extraordinarily sweet natured and well behaved (with occasional rare outbursts of stubborness), loves to run after and fetch a tennis ball, goes swimming, and snuggles upside you for a quality-time tummy rub after a good hike.
Also, I’ve uploaded a bunch of photos taken since I arrived in Australia to my Flickr photo journal. I promise to weed from it some of the too-many photos of a Silver Gull – I’ve logged about 30 different bird species here. These include 23 lifers – although some of them I saw and photographed on our last visit in 2002, but I wasn’t a birder then so they didn’t count.