Seeing kangaroos on the side of the road is a pretty common sight in Australia, particularly at dusk and dawn. After dark I’m always mindful of the need to drive slowly, especially in my area which is quite rural. Roos have zero road sense and an unpredictable tendency to hop out in front of drivers. My sister-in-law had her car written off after an incident with a roo and my own daughter, learning to drive, also had a close encounter with a big kangaroo that hit the bull bar of the Pajero she was in. He came off second best.
But the other night I couldn’t help but stop for a photo. There were literally hundreds of them, grazing on the hills. They’re a bit hard to make out against the setting sun on the hills but it was a spectacular sight. So many kangaroos, so much content.
They were clearly unperturbed by my presence. So many ordinary things we pass by and often miss on the road to where we’re going, especially if we rush and don’t look around.
This is in response to TraBlogger’s Mundane Monday Challenge #51
(even though it’s no longer Monday) … a challenge created to find beauty in almost everything. The challenge is simple : find beauty in everyday mundane things, capture the beauty and upload the photographs.
Where ever you’re traveling today, stay safe and may you keep your eyes open to the life and the beauty that surrounds you.