Feb 7, 2008

Kangaroos, Koalas, Kookaburras Oh My!

Okay, it is seriously a JUNGLE here. I love the warmth but I am going to need several thousand dollars worth of therapy and some hypnotism treatments post haste. I hate REPTILES, but I love the tropical weather! What is a girl to do?! Today I saw a lizard in our yard just a few feet away from myself, it was quite small compared to the large iguana sized one I saw climb into the sewer when I was on a walk. FYI I was only next door to Laine's school at the time, freaky...

There are SERIOUS kookaburras and they are very, very loud. If you were into birding you would be in heaven. The birds are everywhere all of the time. Yesterday a bird landed in one of our trees that I swear I could have sold for thousands of dollars if I could have caught it, they are beautiful!

We haven't seen any kangaroos yet, we live in an area that is too urban. However I heard that it is not uncommon to see them around in areas that are only 20 kilometers away, can you imagine?! That would seriously be awesome. I will find one and put Gabey in the pouch and take a picture. If I were good at photoshop I would doctor up a pic right now, Lindsey M. help a sister out!


8 comments:

Rileys said...

Hey Nat- It sounds like adjusting kinda sucks at this point, sorry. I know it will get better and really you will laugh at all these things that are happening. We have done the same thing here in Ohio, not that it is the same as your situation but still hard, crappy, things that I hate! I just take it day by day and I am so grateful for my kids who make it worth it! Good luck

Josh and Emily said...

Ben and Natalie, This is Steve Palmer's little sister Emily-Do you remember me? I hope you don't mind that I jumped on to your blog from Steve and Amy's. It is so fun to see how you guys are doing. What a neat adventure you are having-Australia, you are so brave, we are considering moving out of state and are worried. Your family is so cute!

James and Heather English said...

Nat, that is so cool. Carter loves to sing the Kookaburra song! It sounds like you experience something new every day. Me and Melanie love to talk about your stories and laugh our heads off. The girl with the dog collar takes the cake!! Keep them coming!! :)

Nick & Nicole said...

What happened to the girl who used to chase lizards to get their tails? At least you haven't come across any snakes. Love the part about you photoshopping Gabe into a Kangaroo pouch. Can't wait for that!

lindsey said...

Ohhhh, I've missed you. You always make me laugh!!

I need your email address!

Stacey said...

Do you listen to the "Land Down Under" song and think about how awesome it is that you live there? Lol. Do they have therapists that specialize in wildlife issues :) ? I need a therapist that specializes in snow issues.

Utley Family said...

Oh Natalie! You just crack me up! If you ever question loving where you are living (even the creatures) just check out all of the blogs from your old ward! SNOW and COLD! We miss you tons!

Melanie Whiting said...

I am creeped out by creatures. Good luck with that!

 
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