After a day submerged in the chaos of returning home after six weeks away – sorting clean clothes from dirty, finding lost leopard pattern slippers, drying tents and tarps, washing up the camp utensils, recovering pieces of torn map, and replacing items in their proper Potato Point abodes – I set about reclaiming the pleasures of home. I woke at daybreak eager for a walk around my bailiwick. Who needs away (lovely though it is!) for a visual feast?

Reflections in the creek at South Jemo’s

Beach grass flowering

Banksia flower (before bird breakfast)

Leftovers from bird breakfast

Banksia flower cross-section, courtesy of birds

Wattle budding and flowering

Topknot pigeons

and my blueberry ash in bud.