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Spring has Sprung!!!

Finally the winter has come and gone.  I have noticed on my way to and from work that the native flora is flowering.  Living in a relatively arid part of the country it is absolutely amazing how colourful the landscape can be.  I’ve also noticed many emus out and about.  In fact on average at the moment I would see double, sometimes triple the number of emus to kangaroos.  Although I am petrified if emus get up too close to me, I can’t help but admire their beauty (at a distance).

As promised, I am putting up a few photos that I have taken since living in Morgan.  The first is a visual marker that you see coming in from Renmark on the Goyder Highway.  For those who have missed his guest appearances, Diesel says g’day as well.

Diesel says g'day as well
Welcome to Morgan and Diesel says g’day as well

One thing I have really enjoyed while living in Morgan is for some reason we seem to get the most stunning rainbows.  Here is a photo of one I took from our back door…

Another Stunning Rainbow
Another Stunning Rainbow

I’ve actually enjoyed partaking in a little photography since living here.  I’ve always enjoyed photography but up this way you are never short of subjects.  I have even taken part in the ABC Open “Snapped” Project.  My first photo has been published and is titled “Two Circles in the Sky“.  I plan on contributing to more projects in the future.

So back to the first day of spring!  Our first day of spring up here in the Riverland has seen the temperature drop and rain.  No one up here though dare complains about getting rain.

I always think of spring being synonymous with spring cleaning.  I have allowed my house to get a little cluttered since moving.  I know we are living in a smaller house but it has made me think whether we really need all this extra stuff.  Some of the stuff hasn’t seen the light of day since we moved and that has been well over six months now.  So in saying that I have decided to take the 30 Day De-Clutter Challenge and what a better day to start than the first day of spring.  Now I have to be strong!!!

I got a bit of a head start yesterday with the fridge.  Bin collection day today and a funky science experiment breeding meant a clean out was not optional.  However I think the freezers will need a little TLC.  Wonder what will be discovered???

Sorry I’ve fell off radar…

So sorry to my readers that it has been essentially six months since my last post.  Life has been a little crazy and I think in hindsight that perhaps I should have made time to write.  Writing for me has always been a good form of therapy and it’s free.

So a quick update on everything.  Firstly I was successful in rallying the troops and getting Riverland Fresh to deliver fresh fruit and vegetables to Morgan.  With that they also deliver to Cadell and Taylorville.  The best bit is they have recently announced they will soon be delivering meat, seafood and dairy.

I have become involved with the community through the Morgan Primary School Governing Council and the Morgan Community Development and Tourism Committee.  Two reasons I have put my hand up for these committees, firstly it gives me a chance to get to know some of the locals and secondly I believe my skills can be of benefit to the community.

With my skills I have also set up a page on Facebook called Sustainable Morgan.  This page has been established to promote activities, business and groups in the township of Morgan, while creating a sense of community and belonging.  It has been set up for just over a month now.  One of the local teachers has joined on as an admin of the page, which helps with a little time management on my part.

This town we have come to call home has so much potential and I would really love to have a role in getting the town and its community to realise that potential.  Hopefully my enthusiasm is contagious.

Signing off for now but I will be back shortly with some great articles, links and general updates xx