on the way to christmas..


drove to the beach a couple of days ago..


old dog leaning out the window, eating wind

does he love it, or is he car sick?

entrails on the road, possum community in mourning

welcome home Lisa, Lilli and Mia

happy birthday Tara

Bilgola Bends announcements, and farewell flowers, on a post

lots more roadkill, a whole family of those tailed ones wiped out

air con on high and the Jezebels on shuffle


(this is the actual old dog – trust me)




lunch with the lorikeets, waiting on the deck; loud, excited welcome

or was that a reprimand ‘where have you been’ ‘what took you so long’

we’re here now 🙂


two days later, christmas eve, the same trip in the dark


high beam and rain on the Wakehurst

both tired for different reasons

bus on the Bends

and three ambulances

one silently flashing, inching along

pain on the Peninsula the night before christmas

we’re here now…



20 thoughts on “on the way to christmas..

  1. I love the way you’ve done this!

  2. Merry Christmas, Annie! It’s still Christmas Eve here. We’ve yet to put up our little tree, the same one we’ve been using for the past 25 years, and make preparations. Our old dog, Mickey, was invigorated when we ran into his friend Sammy this morning and so we actually walked all the way around the block with him – something he hasn’t been inclined to do in months!

    Hope your day is filled with Love, Joy, Laughter, Peace (the best gifts), and lots of good things to eat! 😉 xoxoM

  3. Juxtaposition. The stuff that life is made of.

    You’ll have to learn to speak lorikeet. 🙂

  4. He loves it – look at that face! Merry Christmas and may peace be in your heart, your soul and your home this season.

  5. I have it on good authority from a Lab, Labrador not laboratory that is, that dogs stick their head out to sniff the areas as you whizz past. They do this as a compromise to allow us sniffer challenged humans to not have to stop at all the trees along the way.

  6. free penny press

    Merriest of Christmas’s to you in the Land of Oz!!!!!!!!!!

  7. A face any mother could love – he thinks he’s in heaven.

    Have a marvellous family filled Christmas, Annie, and pick the positive life position to jumpstart 2013.

  8. I hope you had a wonderful Christmas, Annie! Have a safe and happy New Year! 😀

  9. 1EarthUnited

    On the way to Christmas… Life! Have a great holiday season! 😀

  10. Lovely… Peace. 🙂

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