A pair of black swans float on a pond, five fluffy babies in tow. A crisscross pattern rises from the earth as the farmer works his field. Joey pops his head up as we pass. Mom doesn’t even bother looking.
The landscape is dotted with cattle. Calves everywhere. One is playing in a puddle, happily frolicking and splashing about.
A stunning white stallion is in full gallop across a green field. Nearing the fence he rears up, bucks, leaps and twists mid-air before galloping in the other direction. The wind flows through his mane. I am humbled to have been watching as he put on his show.
Gymea Lillys with mammoth stalks paint the landscape with their abundance. The red flower is the size of a dinner plate.
The signs of spring are abundant during my seven-hour train trip to Kempsey, NSW. I am only here overnight. Tomorrow I facilitate training - Change, Resilience, and Motivation. As I reminisce on the images, the landscapes and animals I saw today, change, resilience, and motivation seem relevant to spring.
I will miss all of this on my red-eye return trip so I soak in all that I can. Mother nature has other ideas as dusk descends.I take a photo of the bridge spanning the Macleay River. I have to be quick, in Australia dusk is fleeting and does not linger before dark takes hold.