I usually run with a theme. This week is a little different. The photos are not good quality (for which I apologise). Coming home from Lifeline last week I had a truly exciting experience. I didn't have my camera with me and these are all taken on my phone. And taking photos was not my focus.
I got off the bus and started to head for home. At the intersection of my street and a larger road I spotted something on the road which made my heart race. I looked. I looked again. And I was right. There was an echidna in the middle of the road. It is quite a busy road and the echidna was definitely not safe. So I headed into the road to stop traffic and escorted the echidna across. It stopped at the gutter and just as I was thinking I was going to have to scoop it up, it climbed the gutter and headed into the undergrowth under a gum tree. I do hope that it is safe, and also hope it finds friends/family. My city is known as the bush capital and I knew that it has a population of echidnas but I didn't expect to see one in the suburbs.
And in other news. The poor kittens still have feline coronavirus. We will be going back to the vet again (hopefully early next week). However that trip might have to be delayed. Himself tested positive for Covid late on Friday, and I assume I also have the dread disease. This is a bit worrying because both of us fall firmly into the vulnerable people category. I haven't yet tested for it because our RATs are in short supply and while I can order others online they won't be delivered on the weekend. How and where we got it is a bit of a mystery. We are almost always masked in public, fully vaccinated and socially distanced. We both feel very ordinary indeed (Australian slang for pretty woeful), but will hopefully recover quickly (though I may not be commenting as much as usual).
This photo (taken in the city centre) sums up my current feelings.
I hope you find sunshine in your weeks too.