It’s been a very busy few days, racing to meet my deadline to finish the copy edits on Dark Country, and preparing teaching materials, a lecture, and marking assignments in my uni job.
Yesterday afternoon, though, on my way home from town, I decided to take the ‘scenic’ route home. This is a dirt road, that leaves the main road about 10 kilometres before our turn-off, and wanders in a big, curvy loop through farmland before meeting up with our road, about 5 kms down from our place. It takes, probably, about an extra 10 minutes longer to go that way.
The late afternoon light slanted across the country, giving it a tinge of gold, the ducks were swimming in the river as I crossed the causeway, and pairs of rosellas and a flock of parakeets were pecking at the side of the road. I enjoyed the diversion; I haven’t travelled this way for a little while. I didn’t stop to take any photos, though, until I was almost home. This one is not far from our front gate, looking back along the way I’d come.
Now another day is done, my lecture and seminar are over for the week, the copy edits are finished and posted, and tomorrow I’ll work from home, marking assignments.
It’s time now to put the dogs out into the run, and head to bed – and we’re hoping that the mouse that’s been running around the house at night the last few nights keeping us awake will either be quiet, or get caught in the new mousetraps I bought today. It’s been merrily munching the bait off the other traps without setting them off for days, though, so we’re not holding out a lot of hope for the new ones!