Saturday, September 22, 2012

TODAY'S FLOWERS - Spring on the Mountain

My poor neglected Mountain house and garden but even neglect 
cannot suppress nature.

Weeping cherry trees at the entrance

and, oh so pretty when you get closer.

In the bed opposite, the magnolia is mainly in bud

but one flower is already fully open.

 Grape hyacinths, Muscari, make carpets of blue under the trees

and clumps of daffodils a charming contrast.

It is sad that, due to age and physical condition, I can no longer keep
this historical 3 acre garden in prime condition. Life moves on and we 
all have to adjust to the possibilities or not.

At this stage I am happy to pass the baton to a younger generation.

After all, we can still enjoy flowers, even if their care is no longer our responsibility.

Thursday, September 20, 2012

SkyWatch - Sometimes the Light Shines Through

When skies age grey and you least expect it,
the light shines through

and almost blinds one with it's brilliance.

What are the skies like over your head?

Tuesday, September 18, 2012

Wild Bird Wednesday - Rosella in Mating Plumage

Hmm, good place to check out the Bistro for lunch . . .

Yep, lookin' good, just on the other side of the fence - - -

quick flight up again . .

I'm an Adelaide Rosella and don't I look great in my new
mating plumage??

. . . the smorgasbord is just . . down . . there . .

down we go!

Right, just a slide down this board she's propped up for me 

and finally . . . LUNCH!

Monday, September 17, 2012

OUR WORLD - Spring is in the Air

Japonica made a bright patch of colour towards the end
of winter.

At the same time the almonds burst into blossom

and gave hope that spring was finally on it's way.

As the Tritonias started flowering, the wombat was still visible,

when they gathered force, it almost disappeared in the sea of
ice blue.

The Tulips, from showing promise a few weeks ago,

are glowing in tones of red and gold as well as many other 
colours and an absolute feast to the eyes.

In every corner of the garden blossom abound and 
flowers of many kinds contribute to the sight and scent of spring.

Monday, September 10, 2012

OUR WORLD & Wild Bird Wednesday

Remember my New Holland Honeyeaters?

Well, we had a massive windstorm recently that, apart from 
crashing a great old weeping willow across the gateway to the 
main farmhouse, smashed two thirds of the all year round food
source of our honeyeaters and left our 17,000 gallon water tank
exposed to sight.

On the other hand, it did make it a little easier to get a shot of the 
muscle man of honeyeaters, the Wattlebird. This chap terrorises 
cats as well as all the other honeyeaters whose territory this is.

Over the last five years the wattlebird population has 
increased so dramatically that their rather unpleasant screech
rings out anywhere you go.

Linking to OUR WORLD 

Tuesday, September 4, 2012

Wild Bird Wednesday - Vandals in the Garden

White like angels, cute, intelligent and harmless??
No way. They may look like large blossoms but these Sulphur-
Crested cockatoos are more like a street gang than an angelic host.

Here the cocky is in slightly better focus.

This is the result of their playtime . . . my hoped of an almond crop
decorating the lawn

and a smug wrecker resting after his strenuous labour.

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