Monday, 11 August 2008

SUNDAY IN THE GARDEN

image The baby noisy miner bird that I mentioned in a post yesterday is still learning how to fly and I managed to get a few shots of it resting in the peach tree.

Deb's purple podded peas are flowering and some pods are almost ready to eat.

This bok choy type plant, below, called Ching Chiang Pai Tsai, is my favourite of this type so far and so quick and easy to grow during the cool weather.
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The parrots below are Rainbow Lorkeets and are very abundant in this part of the world. They make a constant noise all day long as they feed in the blue gum trees that are flowering around Mt Osmond at the moment. They are very acrobatic and it is hard to catch them being still enough to photograph. If I had only had my long lens on I could have zoomed right in....but I was trying to do gardening and just got distracted onto photos by the baby bird!
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6 comments:

Ian said...

Nice photos Kate..Thanks for sharing them.

chaiselongue said...

Beautiful photos ... and I've just been looking at Ian's lerot! Wild life on both sides of the world. The magic of blogs!

Inanna said...

We were just at the zoo yesterday and saw lots of rosellas up close (of course, they called them rainbow lorikeets)...

http://www.flickr.com/photos/39703025@N00/2748260028/

Such beautiful birds and lovely pictures!

Tina said...

Your photo's really reflect the beauty of the outdoors.
It's all looking very fertile and plump, especially the little fluffy miner.
Thanks for sharing.

Ewa said...

Sweet birds and photographed very well.
I just found your blog. I can see that in the blogroll Poland is missing as gardening blog :) So I would like to offer link exchange :) I will add you to my blogroll if you don't mind :)
Greetings/Ewa

Bobbi said...

Nice photos!