If I look out of my kitchen window and ignore the ugly houses that have been built on the formerly empty blocks behind my house I can still enjoy the view of gentle slopes and big gum trees in the paddocks beyond. I often hear kookaburras calling from those trees and I know that there are wallabies, possums and other wildlife up there. They sometimes take a shortcut through my garden at night.
Occasionally the landowner grazes cattle on that land too. I hadn’t seen any for some time but last week they were back. David and I always enjoyed seeing them there. There is something quite restful about grazing cattle.