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My Favorite Thing To Do When Not Writing

Lucinda “Sapphire” Brant

As a writer who sits at a desk in her writing cave most days (actually, every day) I’m conscious of the fact I need to move, not only from my desk, but out of the house. So I’ve taken to walking twice a day.

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I walk first thing in the morning, just after the birds wake, and then at dusk. I’m very fortunate, and I try not to take for granted, that our house is situated in the middle of a koala reserve. We have no neighbors front or back, just native bush that is home to not only koalas, but also other Australian fauna and flora.

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Often I’ll be sitting at my desk, mind away in the 18th Century, when I’ll gaze out the window and there, just over the back fence and up a tree is a koala, or two (once there were four just hanging out). They sleep most of the day and party at night! 

 

 

I walk around the perimeter of the nature reserve, which takes about thirty minutes at a good pace. The reserve is home to koalas, echidnas, wallabies, native bandicoots, ring tale possums, micro bats, goannas, and different types of snake. There is even a giant python that comes into our backyard to sun by the pool. We call him Monty.

 

There’s also a ton of bird life from cockatoos to rainbow lorikeets, tiny blue wrens, and of course kookaburras, magpies, and crows.

 

 

 

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At the moment the stone-curlews are nesting. These birds really blend into the landscape and spend a lot of the day motionless, hoping not to be seen! At night they are active, and make the eeriest wailing noises after dark (I like the sound). See if you can spot the curlew family in the photo!

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It’s winter down under, but it is warm (much like the temperatures in Florida) so the flowers are blooming and the birds are taking full advantage of feeding on the sweet nectar. My favorite native flowers are grevilleas. They come in a stunning range of colors, but the ‘coconut ice’ pink is my favorite. Here are few pics taken over my back fence, and on my walk.
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Can a wealthy nobleman and a penniless orphan have their Happily Ever After?

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