It was a beautiful day. Glorious sunshine, gentle warmth, with a cool lilting breeze. We had planned this barbecue¬†for some time – thankfully, the weather was most kind. A cheap, portable mini barbecue pit, a bag of barbecue coal, prawns, fish, mushroom, green capsicum and the good ol’ bamboo skewers presented us with a most delicious, microcosmic adventure.

By sad coincidence, though, before we began our happy little event, death visited the site ahead of us. A bird had died, and a crow was picking apart the body, in a macabre pas de deux of nature. Continue reading