Share your world – 2nd June 2020

2nd of June…that means it’s Winter here in the Southern Hemisphere and it is currently. Cold and wet and grey. Already mourning Autumn, completely missed it thanks to stupid COVID19, the damn virus is making things difficult all round. While we have very fortunate in Australia to have very few cases (compared to the rest of the world), it does not mean we can let our guard down, we’ve just been lucky. Isolation has its perks, I guess. Still, I am looking forward to Spring, or at least some blue skies. So let’s move on to this weeks SYW, shall we?

Questions:

Is it ever okay to commit a crime?  Please explain. Some crimes, never! But I honestly think that something things, in the right context could be construed as acceptable. If you and your family are starving and there was no other way to survive than steal a loaf of bread (for instance), you know it’s not right, but you still do it to survive. I thinking fighting someone off with lethal force to defend yourself or a loved one (if it is necessary) is acceptable. Speaking your voice, your mind (as long as it is not hate speech), should be allowed, freedom of speech, freedom of the press, should be allowed, but this is NOT the case everywhere.


Do you deal with change well?  (not money, because I know some wit out there is thinking how bulky coins are. Well I did any how.  O_o  )  I would like to say yes, but my Hubby would say no. Somethings I am OK with. I like nice new things (don’t we all), but change of job, change in the health status of family and friends, that’s difficult to cope with. Suddenly forced to live life differently, that can also be difficult. I guess it really depends on if the change was my choice or not. If something is forced on me, I get my back up, but if I chose the change I am usually good with it.

Oh and coins….nope they are such a pain, too heavy to carry! 🙂


Do you like birds?   The sound of bird song in the morning, taking pictures of them, as food? Yes I do like birds (well most birds), I have wattlebirds and honeyeaters in my gardens and I love to watch them. We get sparrows and wrens too. Some birds have a pretty song, others are just plain annoying lol. I am no good trying to capture fast birds in the wild, not much better at birds in flight. Love it if they sit still while I photograph them. Especially birds of prey; eagles, hawks, falcons, owls and such so majestic.

Then there are chickens…my neighbour has chickens and they are annoying. We do not live in the country, I live in suburbia and we have relatively small blocks of land. The chicken coop is almost outside my daughter’s bedroom. They cluck and cluck and cluck. Occasionally the jump the fence into our backyard and of course the dogs go crazy. Then there is the occasional rooster…OMG don’t get me started on that! Chickens are good for eating, I don’t like them as pets.


What’s the least used item of clothing you own? My Hiking boots (are boots considered clothing?) or my large overcoat, hat and scarves…I have not been out shooting in so long, they have not been needed in the studio. But I may brave the elements in the next few weeks and go out and about to shoot.


Gratitude:

If you care to share, what are you grateful for?  I heard a report on the news that elective surgery is now running so far behind it could be at least August/September before Private hospitals catch up and 18 months before the public hospitals do…yikes! I am so lucky I got in for my surgery when I did. There was complete confusion in trying to rush so many through in that week or so when they were first allowed, but it is done and I can heal while waiting for restrictions to lift and things to settle down…if they actually do. I am now four weeks post-op and no real pain and movement is getting there slowly.

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Banksia from my garden, the birds love them and the grevillea 

Well, I guess that is it for another week of SYW, with the chaos going on in the US I hope everyone is staying safe…

~ Julz, xo