- Dryground – January/February
Bush is tinder dry. Cicadas, tree frogs and parrots define their territory. Ancient voices emerge from Jaara Jaara woodland. Elders are here to remind us to care for country together.
2. Eel – March
Symphony of underwater creatures recorded with hydrophone in the dam. Water tank is empty – an enormous drum.
3. Wombat – April/May/June/July
Owlet nightjar shelters from torrential rain. Winter nostalgia in lamplight and fire, thinking of home – Ireland, Australia and China. Magpies reflect. Deafening frogs flushed out early from heavy rain.
4. Orchid – August
Exquisite tiny orchids appear one after another. Golden wattles explode the bush.
5. Tadpole – September/October
Dams full of wildlife. Pobblebonk frogs polyphony calling from pond to pond. Kookaburras announce the last wattles and chocolate lilies. Bonfire celebrating the end of cold.
6. Butterflies – November
Grasses start to flower. Butterflies flutter in the warm air. Bird chorus accompanies. Dragonflies dart.
7. Grass – December
Brittle grasses, cicadas and skinks in hot breezes. Orion strung in the sky. Yellow-tailed black cockatoos predict thunder. Corellas pierce the setting sun.
Jaara Jaara Seasons CD was launched Nov 3, 2013 in Jaara Jaara bushland, Central Victoria.
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