Well, it finally feels like Christmas! I’ve put the tree up, finished my Christmas shopping last night, and today I wrapped all the presents. We had Christmas a bit early in our house, because Vincent left for India tonight. I decided to go with the one theme for wrapping all the presents. Little did I know it would be so hard to find brown kraft paper (a few weeks ago it was in plentiful supply!)
Last night we found it hard to get to sleep, due to a constant “clunk, clunk, clunk” noise. It seemed to be coming from the front yard, but we couldn’t see anyone or anything that might be causing it. This morning I went downstairs to hang washing, and the noise was still going! I tracked it down to a drainpipe, but couldn’t see anything. I assumed it was a frog.
Tonight after I got home from work, the noise was STILL going, though now it was coming from the front. I have a small pond in the front yard, which I had always intended to fill in. It would be nice to have fish or frogs in there, but it seems to harbour cane toads and mosquito larvae as well. I had a look in the pond (which is now full of water again, after all the recent rain) and after some careful searching under the branches, found 3 small frogs and a giant cane toad.
After comparing the photos to known Brisbane frogs, we came to the conclusion that they are Salmon-Striped Frogs or Striped Marsh Frogs. It seems as though we will have thousands of tadpoles soon, due to all the spawn that was floating in the pond. I think I’ll have to fill it in before then…
I’ve just set up a webcam so you can see what the weather is like in Thrillmere! Check it out during daylight hours
I noticed the moon was quite nice tonight, so I walked up to the park (avoiding the ninjas, of course) and took a couple of photos.
A few months ago I purchased my first home at Zillmere in Queensland. We have since coined it “Thrillmere”. This website will be dedicated to life in Thrillmere – including changes made to the house (painting etc) and photos from our day-to-day shenanigans. Stay tuned!