Don’t allow Halloween overshadow you reflecting on the Battle of Beersheba, which took place on 31/10/1917. The final phase of this day-long battle was the famous charge of the Light Horse Brigade, storming the Turkish defences to seize the strategic town of Beersheba, Palestine.
Look carefully for the little Pied Oyster Catcher chick to the right of the picture. It's the survivor of a pair, recently hatched on Gerroa Beach. The parent is keeping a close eye on its offspring. An endangered species and I think I know why!
A gift from good friends, specially selected to survive harsh coastal conditions – in memory of my Father, Bill. ‘White Jewel’ is most appropriate for a well-loved man who survived almost 96 years: his faith and resilience overcoming all that life threw at him. Also ‘White Jewel’ flowers most of the year ……. Thank you Barbara and Will.