Anyway, been busy winding up in Brisbane. Had to make a hundred and one phone calls to notify my change of address plus the loads of packing which I dread doing. Brisbane has been good to me and I'm going to miss it heaps. It seems like not too long ago when I first walked along South Bank, playing paparazzi to the loungin' lizards by the Brisbane River.
Also, can't forget good 'ole Australia Zoo, home of the Irwins. Honestly, I'm not big on most zoos because they seldom deliver what they claim to be advocating i.e. education of animal rights, yadda yadda. There are countless zoos that treat their animals abhorrently so I had always wanted to know if Steve & Terri Irwin were indeed walking the talk. I'm so glad to say that I am all praise for Australia Zoo. The animals were happy, the staff were happy, the visitors were happy... there was not a single sign of any stressed out or traumatised organic being while I was there. It was just happiness vibrating throughout the whole place.
When I first moved into my unit in Brisbane, I didn't know anyone here and I didn't have a tv (which I have not had the whole year), telephone or internet for the first month or so. I would have gone totally off my rockers if not for my books and some amazing little creatures for company. It was moth season when I moved in and now its moth season again.
The only downside to having them around is that they keep putting out every candle that I light. You can imagine how startling it is when you're trying to meditate by focusing on the flame when suddenly you see this gigantic winged shadow come swooping down following by a loud, "ffffvvvvvvoooooott!" as their wings extinguish the flame.
It so happens that the resident giant moth has done that once too many times and now has a gaping hole in his otherwise flawless wings, as you can see in the photographs below. (Mind you, I had to tiptoe precariously on a creaky chair and move as slow and steadily as a sloth just to get these shots.)
Up close and personal with Bruisey Bruce the Giant Moth. See the crescent-shaped gape in his wing? That's evidence of his naughtiness!
Bruisey Bruce again in his full glory. Under normal light i.e. without flash, he looks almost black. Who would've thought he had all these shades and colours hidden on his wings...
This is Little Tucker sitting on the carpet beside my desk.
I love his cute furry head!
This is Little Tucker helping me with the vacuuming!
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