So, I’m easing back into blogging, exercising, writing, and doing housework. Been madly gardening since we came home,  three weeks ago now. Been doing some family history. Hardly touched the camera. Missing Vika something awful, but at least I have stopped thinking I see her out the corner of my eye. Took about ten days before I could sit in my usual spot to put my runners on. It’s been nearly a month since she was put to sleep.

I’m never going to get another pet. When our old blue heeler died, it was on the heels of the accidental death of my stepson, so I was already filled to the brim with grief. I’d forgotten how horrible grief is.


Did you know that a baby koala is called a joey? I’d forgotten. I just googled it, and, apparently, all marsupial babies are called joeys. The koala joey is the size of a jellybean when it is born, blind and hairless. It finds its way into mum’s pouch, and stays there for about six months before venturing out into the world.


Koala mother and joey, Big Tom’s Beach, Murray River near Cobram, Oct 2018 (Nikon D3000)

I love the way this mother koala relaxes, despite the flimsy support.

Thanks for looking.



Hanging Around: Koala and Joey


3 thoughts on “Hanging Around: Koala and Joey

  1. sue says:

    Good to see you are getting motivated. My god time has gone fast, a month, wouldn’t believe it. (If you thought you saw her, she was probably checking up on you to make sure your ok). When Jaime’s German Shepherd died we said no more animals, then I’ve inherited mum’s dog. Definitely no more when he passes, it’s too heart breaking. Our black poodle was 17 when he died and it was heartbreaking to see him blindly moving around the house, he used to do very well though, just a bit slower than previously.

    Have you been getting our lousy weather. Windy as anything yesterday and freezing but the days before were hot. It’s so draining and terrible for the arthritis and hayfever (both at the same time) and now I have some kind of scleroderma (red marks on my legs, which can go rough and shiny but it also may cause lumps under the skin – can’t wait) it’s kind of an immune system overload. The dog also is scratching and licking, but when you look there is nothing there, probably allergy of some kind, there is so much dust and he is closer to the ground where the pollen would settle.

    Don’t give up on going for walks though, too easy to do when you don’t have a companion who needs to go.


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