Thursday, 21 August 2008

Spring Backyard Visitors.

G'Day,
These are the last lot of pictures I took around the back yard here . Just to prove that spring is indeed on the way. Yay!.



These are the perfumey primroses I bought for the back table.





The Prunus tree is in flower.
And who ever Daphne was she must have been good to have this lovely flower named after her.















Close up of same.














Even Rufus is taking his time to smell the first daffodil in bloom.














The Ranaculas are unfurling, in white.














And Orange, there is a red one and a yellow also on the back table. Little pots of colour.














Now the puter is underling everything, and I can't make it go away. He he, so I will just continue.The next pic is a male eastern rosella. Isn't he pretty. I reckon this must be a young one from last season as the others around have paired up with females and this one was with a group of males. The pic is fuzzy because it was too bright looking in the direction of the feeding table.
You will need to enlarge this one. They are a little wary compared to some of our other visitors.














Hey look the underlining has gone. What did I do?Anyway this is a Galah. They are frequent visitors to our yard. And spend time with our Galah cheeky wondering why he can't come and play with them and ogling his seed dish. Two male rosellas are below him, you can see them a bit better here. There are a couple of top knot pigeons there too. Or crested pigeons if you prefer to call them that. They are common just about everywhere .














This is a sulphur crested cockatoo. He is looking at the feeding station and probably saying" Hey! she just filled this up, I better see what I can do about that". Or, "Take this bloody lid off so I can get inside!"














The arrangement of little plants I got for the back table.




























My kitchen window. My reflection.














Here is a small flock of Galahs having a picnic in the back yard. Their other name is the rose breasted cockatoo. The boys have black eyes (from fighting) and the girls have red eyes or irises (from crying). Now I am being silly. The pink colour on their chests gets darker as they age, the pink on the younger ones is a more dusty colour.














Same birdies. Right into it. But...














Don't sneak up too close or they......
Goodness me I am having fun tonight. I have just spent 5 minutes trying to get that picture of the Daphne to go in the right place. No luck there.
O.K. goodnight, I give up.
Love Linda.

9 comments:

Mountain Mama said...

Your flowers are really beautiful! I love the picture of Rufus sniffing the daffodil. That is so cute!
I would like to mention that Daphne is quite poisonous to humans and animals too. Three of my little children ate some berries when they were small and landed in the hospital. My little boy nearly died and was in a comatose state for two days. The plant was in my parents yard. They destroyed it immediately.
I know Daphne is found at most nurseries but have often wondered if they know how dangerous it is.
Yopu may want to do a Google search on it.
Hope you have a wonderful week end.

Sorrow said...

Wonderful photo's!
well summer is still here, hot dry and scorching. Looking forward to rain.
Can we do a rain dance?
Love the bird photo's, I never seem to catch them, by the time i find the camera, the have flown the coup!
How goes the pottery?

Shadow said...

yiphee, spring!!! lovely piccies.

Bimbimbie said...

Your feathered friends are flocking to you Linda, didn't take them long to make themselves at home did it*!* I get visits from the pale headed rosellas. I've noticed with some Galahs they seem to have a lot of soft feathers around their face - are they young/immature ones? Your garden is looking wonderfully spring like - my gardens looking brown and frost burnt and strangely we had a thunder storm this afternoon after a week of frosts*!*

A wildlife gardener said...

Wonderful to see Spring coming to your garden. We will be moving into Autumn soon...

winterwood said...

Oh Linda!!! a veritable feast of lovely photos... I think spring has sprung over there far more quickly than over here. I think we are lagging behind you this year.

Merle said...

Dear Linda ~~ Great lot of photos and I love your flowers no matter what order they are in.
I am anxious for my daphne to flower.
The last two posts of mine I loaded 3 photos on each, but lost one each time. Thanks for your comments and I loved having visitors and making a nice meal for them. But I do get tired at 74. I have enjoyed quite a lot of the Games and will watch the closing ceremony. I thought today, it could easily be my last. Who knows? Take care my friend.
Love, Merle.

Merle said...

Dear Linda ~~ Great lot of photos and I love your flowers no matter what order they are in.
I am anxious for my daphne to flower.
The last two posts of mine I loaded 3 photos on each, but lost one each time. Thanks for your comments and I loved having visitors and making a nice meal for them. But I do get tired at 74. I have enjoyed quite a lot of the Games and will watch the closing ceremony. I thought today, it could easily be my last. Who knows? Take care my friend.
Love, Merle.

Martha said...

Lovely flowers, Linda. I have not forgotten the award you passed on. Just not much time right now.