We are staying with friends on their property in the Onkaparinga Hills, south of Adelaide in South Australia.

Afternoon walks upon rocky dirt paths in the warmth of the setting sun’s yellow orange glow bring the hiker close to our unique wildlife. Kookaburras hidden within the leafy green eucalypts laugh raucously, whilst kangaroos on high alert graze in the nearby paddock: just a whisper of sound has them pausing: attaining a stance poised for flight.

Yesterday, a lone shingle back (sleepy lizard) heralded summer is on its way, as it lazily grazed upon the minuscule wildflowers so tenaciously surviving in the harsh conditions.

Image taken on phone.