Artist Play Room - In Your Own Back Yard

Where would I begin if I was to sum up today, sitting here contemplating whilst sipping my chilled Sauvignon Blanc... the first words that come to mind would be 'sensory overload'...

From first light and the start of the raucous dawn chorus, it has been full on... but in a good way. 


In this part of the world, swans are black with bright red and orange beaks. My daughter was out with her camera from first thing and caught these beauties preening and preparing themselves for the day. 
So atmospheric...


 
After an alfresco breakfast, we headed off on a bike ride through the outback until we reached the beach. Sat for a while watching the bird life, busy about their business. Cormorants sitting in the sun spreading their wings like washing drying on the line.


Upon returning to the house to prepare for the afternoon's activities we had a visitor just near the back porch... an echnidna... 
Funny little creature digging away searching for bugs...


I'm aware of how long this post is taking, and although we are sitting here chilling and recharging our batteries (like this chap below, who we saw this afternoon... an expert in the art), you may not be and your coffee break may be over soon, so I'll keep it brief... 

  

How can all this not inspire you to be an artist, so therefore I am entering this post into Jenn's Just add Water, Silly challenge where the theme for this week is "in your own backyard". 
This is my back yard for the next few days - don't worry, I am soaking it all in and appreciating every moment. We have our art supplies with us - we will try and get the chance to put something on paper!!
Why not nip over to the Artist Playroom and see what inspires lots of other talented artists.


As you can see... the holiday is going pretty well so far!!