This week's image shows a koala yawning. I am taking the easy way out and showing you some koalas - old and new.
Here am I at about 8 years old nursing a koala. I was at the Koala Farm in Adelaide - sadly no longer in existence. It was like a children's zoo and we loved visiting it and getting to cuddle the koalas.
Now we are lucky enough to have koalas in our own backyard, though we don't get to cuddle them.
We called this fellow Kenneth Koala and he was a frequent visitor to our garden. So frequent in fact that he killed his favourite Eucalypt tree by demolishing every new shoot that tried to grow.
He was a friendly fellow and showed no fear of the dogs in whom he took quite an interest.
Sadly we haven't seen Kenneth in the last 12 months and we suspect that he may have died.
This is a younger koala than Kenneth and may well have been a lady coming to visit him
Much to our regret we very rarely have koala visitors any more. We do hear them in the trees, but now that Kenneth is gone, the current crop seem more wary of the dogs and don't come as close as Kenneth did. We do miss him, despite the dead tree.
Liz Needle - linking with Sepia Saturday