Waru, the rescue kangaroo joey does his best Tyrannosaurus Rex impersonation
Waru is still very young so spends most of his time in the pouch.
He spends just a few minutes a day learning how to stand up.
“NOTE: In the rare situation a megatsunami washes a T. rex into your path, you won’t be carrying a weapon large enough to hurt it. If it’s intent on eating you, it will eat you. However, you will be killed by the coolest dinosaur ever. Most people go their whole lives without ever seeing a T. rex in person. Do you know how lucky you are?”
― Andrew Shaffer, How to Survive a Sharknado and Other Unnatural Disasters: Fight Back When Monsters and Mother Nature Attack
The Kangaroo Sanctuary Alice Springs, Australia
part of my aussie family
was visiting here in
ann arbor, michigan, usa
bunbury, western australia
went to a local county beekeepers meeting
some of my family who live here
came face to face with
the same time and place
turned and talked
went their separate ways once again.
Distance from Ann Arbor to Bunbury
an apparition or double of a living person.
credits: p. porter, geomaps.com
to all of those who are special to me
south of the equator
way down under in australia
it is already almost christmas day for you
enjoy it as only you can
santa catching a wave on a sea reindeer
wearing board shorts and sailor hat
hot blue skies shining overhead
christmas carol swimming nearby.
photo credit: the queenslander magazine cover, 1934
played the new york jets
in a pre-season matchup
and i had the chance
to share the seats
with one of my grandies, (m)
at his first american football game
wore the colors
ate stadium food
and in the end
it was a bit different
aussie rules football
but lots of pads
coney dogs and pizza
heaps of breaks in the action.
welcome to america.
the trouble with referees is that they just don’t care which side wins.”
one thing about a guilty conscience…it tells on itself EVERY TIME.
– author unknown
image credit: kangaroo rescue sanctuary – alice springs, australia
all of the
meet in one box.
all on one continent together
for the very first time.
and it is a summit meeting
of the highest order
should we go climb in something else?
do you have squirrels or kangaroos where you live?
can you read?
how old will you be when it’s your birthday?
can you ride a bike?
does anyone know where my sippy cup is?
in an instant
I am sure that if the mothers of various nations could meet, there would be no more wars. E. M. Forster
waking up on their first morning here,
the aussie joeys begin their day,
in the cottage
of their grandmother,
who loves them.
life would be perfect if:
Mondays were fun, junk food was healthy, drama didn’t exist,
and goodbyes were only until tomorrow.
– author unknown
the aussies have finally landed on the continent
and the little joeys have been like this since their arrival in nyc.
can’t wait until they hit ann arbor on sunday night.
jet lag is your soul trying to catch up after flying.
it’s world cup time and team oz is ready.
these guys seem pretty unruffled.
and who needs shorts down under?
best of luck to team u.s.a.
let the games begin!
I say if you’re going to take a chance on something, you just go full balls to the wall.
image credit: the kangaroo sanctuary Alice Springs
and i couldn’t be happier.
part of my family lives down under.
they will be up top with us for a while.
and i will have my dream
of all of the daughters
and all of the sons in law
and all of the grand babies
in one place at one time.
and it is sure to be an adventure.
Family faces are magic mirrors. Looking at people who belong to us, we see the past, present, and future.
Gail Lumet Buckley