two sweeps for trips to australia

The farm table arrived last weekend. Transformation! The purge continues. I contemplate writing a purge dirge. Washington is buzzing with Inauguration excitement. History at our doorstep.

Yesterday I entered two separate sweeps for trips to Australia. Yes, two! One’s a birding safari, to the Northern Territory, which in the upside down world of geography is subtropical. It includes three nights at Feathers Sanctuary, which looks delightfully straightforward. Sometimes nature and simplicity trump other modes of accommodation. The sponsor’s Nikon, the promotion is binoculars. The prize includes a pair of Nikon EDG binoculars. For avian espionage, natch.

The bird in the photo is a Little Kingfisher. Here's what Wikipedia tells us about the Little Kingfisher: The Little Kingfisher (Alcedo pusilla) is a species of bird in the Alcedinidae family. It is found in Australia, Indonesia, Papua New Guinea, and Solomon Islands. Its natural habitat is subtropical or tropical mangrove forests.

Don’t you agree that the most beautiful, inimitable colors in the world belong to flowers, fish and birds of the tropical variety. Splendid.

The second sweeps is sponsored by Pepperidge Farm, in conjunction with the introduction of the Australia Tim Tam cookie to the U.S. of A. The cookie resembles an elongated Fig Newton. The sweeps is for a week in Sidney. Bondi Beach, here we come.

Birding Safari, enter HERE. The sweeps runs through April 30.

For the trip to Sydney, enter HERE. This is a daily that runs through April 30.