Friday, October 14, 2011

Spring time in the Aussie Backyard

We are having a relaxed Friday today.  Our mum's garden is bursting with flowers now, and the roses are coming out.  Mum is quite a green thumb, and some of her roses have won in the local rose competition on several occasions.  She doesn't spend as much time gardening these days, but despite that the backyard is still loaded with colour this spring.

So I thought I'd share a few pics we've taken recently.  Hopefully it will make you feel all relaxed for the weekend :)

This is from one of mum's award winning rose bushes, the variety of which is aptly named "Gold Medal"

Checking out the flowers with my eldest

My eldest, "hiding" in the flower gardens.  She is obsessed with "Waybuloo" at the moment and is always telling me "Mum, the ceebees are coming!" and then we have to hide in the garden.

We had the rare privilege of spotting an Australian King Parrot in our backyard the other day.  I don't know where it came from, it's not something we normally see around here.  What a gorgeous bird! We didn't get a chance to grab the camera, but my daughter and I managed to sneak nearby and get a good look at it in the tree before it sailed past us in a quick getaway.

Below is a photo of an Australian King Parrot, so you know what I'm talking about.  I've borrowed this from http://www.birdphotos.com.au, the site of photographers Greg Holland and Leon Keasey.  However I have to tell you, that digital images just don't do justice to the red on this bird.  I mean seriously, this creature was just stunning, and the red was amazingly rich in reality.  Made such a nice change from those noisy magpies (and whatever birds are canoodling on my rear vision mirrors every single night and leaving a fine mess for me to clean off the car every morning).



Enjoy the colours of the season - whether it's the Southern Hemisphere blooms or the changing leaves of the Northern Hemisphere.  Inspiring season wherever you are in the world :)

Have a lovely weekend!

2 comments:

  1. So pretty! The rose is fabulous. Reminds me of a David Austin rose - The Evelyn, but it is smaller, a super fragrant tea rose. What a little cutie pie girl. The bird is so vibrant, wow. Thanks for sharing!

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  2. So glad you dropped by Carrie and stopped to smell the roses :)

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