Wednesday, July 05, 2006

Weekend at the Beach

Had a lovely weekend getaway to Jervis Bay on the southeastern coast. Here are a few photos.

Sophie, Jenn and Sarah

I've been trying to get a good Kookaburra photo for a while now. I like this one. It's known as a Laughing Kookaburra and people say it sounds like human laughter, though I think they sound like monkeys. The birds raise a wild chorus of crazy laughter as they go to roost in the treetops at dusk and wake everyone just as dawn breaks, so regularly that in the hinterlands of Australia they are know as the "bushman's clock."

Does anyone else remember the children's Kookaburra song?

Kookaburra sits in the old gum tree,
Merry, merry king of the bush is he,
Laugh, Kookaburra, Laugh, Kookaburra
Gay your life must be.

Kookaburra sits in the old gum tree,
Eating all the gumdrops he can see,
Stop, Kookaburra, Stop, Kookaburra
Leave some there for me.

Kookaburra sits in the old gum tree,
Counting all the monkeys he can see,
Stop, Kookaburra! Stop, Kookaburra!
That's not a monkey, that's me.

Laughing Kookaburra

Crimson Rosella

Sunset on Murray's Beach

1 comment:

  1. Jen, How funny! We sing the Kokaburra song to Jack. Your photos are so beautiful. We miss you and think of you often. Enjoy this time. I hope that you are feeling better after your biking accident.