Time has slipped away and I realise it’s eight weeks since my last post. Be assured this is not due to apathy, but a combination of circumstances including the hospitalisation of a close, elderly family member, not having ready access to my books and photo files (for reasons too complicated to explain here), and juggling the additional responsibilities with tours and blocks of field work, preparing presentations, and all the extra travelling. As soon as things settle down again I’ll be writing and posting more often, including some of the topics I’ve previously promised to follow through on (I still haven’t forgotten those Western Australian orchids!). I have other half-finished articles mostly written in cafés on my laptop, just waiting for a final fact-check, edit and photos. Like a Wandering Albatross egg, they’re having a long incubation!
Nature provides a rich, never-ending supply of things to write about, so my blogging schedule ends up being whenever I have time to create the words and pictures. I deliberately don’t promise a regular timetable of posting because I know life often intervenes. I admire those people who can produce good posts in the blink of an eye, but I’m certainly not one of them. It is however one of my goals to become more like that.
(Thanks to visiting birder Ivor Davies for the photo above of sunrise at Glen Alice Farm in the Capertee Valley, taken during a field trip last month.)