There was a full moon last night - but the rain clouds were so thick that even the magpies were silent. In fact, apart from the sheep, (and who counts them?), the only creature in voice was a koala and his three long vocalisations. If there was any reply, it was lost to me in the wind. So far nothing large has blown over in or near the garden and there has been a decent 38mm (or about an inch and a half in the old money) of rain this spring.
The road in front of the block gradually descends toward the coast and the paddocks either side of it have been lakes for weeks, an annual occurrence and, as you'd expect, there are quite a few mozzies about. Just read that bats will eat the little buzzers , if nothing else is available. Hmm...