The Bluebells are Out!

I waited for days to see these flowers. About a week or two ago i noticed the first spikes appearing, and then expectation gripped me…

And I wasn’t disappointed! Bluebells may be old-fashioned, but they the sweetest things. And they keep on performing, year after year – thriving on neglect.

Enjoy!

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Blebells
Bluebells

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Good Pickings, Here!

Sulphur-crested Cockatoo
Sulphur-crested Cockatoo

This morning, the Sulphur-crested Cockatoos were out in force, searching for their breakfast near the river bank. What a sight! I could observe them quite easily from a distance. They were quiet as they focused on the task at hand.

Enjoy this unusual photograph of one of the flock!

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What a Sight! A Crimson Rosella!

Many parrots of different varieties live in our local bushland park. The Crimson Rosella must surely rank as one of the most  beautiful. Its rich red and blue tones stand out, especially in the sunshine. Sometimes we see then on the ground, searching for food amongst the fallen leaves and twigs. Other times, they’re in the air, or perched on a branch, sometimes not far different from human eye-level.

This photo was taken as one enjoyed eating from a native shrub in the park.

Crimson Rosella
Crimson Rosella

Enjoy!

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A Useful Wildflower: Lomandra

Lomandras aren’t the most prolific wildflower in the local bushland park, but they have their uses. Their dense foliage makes great habitat for little birds such as robins.

In recent times, home gardeners have taken a liking to Lomandra, and it’s not unusual to see these strong

Lomandra
Lomandra

-looking plants growing in front gardens. I’m sure the birds appreciate them!

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Going Home: Ducks and Ducklings

Now and again, visitors to the local swimming baths are treated to the sight of a family of ducks. It’s a special time, for who can resist their charm?2013_1021imagefacebook0043

One of the many joys of living near the Georges River in Sydney, N.S.W., Australia!

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Chicki By The River

Our little Maltese cross, Chicki, loves her daily walk. Almost every day, we visit the local park and stroll along by the riverside.

She’s made lots of doggy friends, and the list keeps on growing. I’m sure that the sights and smells she finds there are the highlight of her day.

Enjoy!

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Chicki by the River
Chicki by the River

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Today’s Visitor: A White-faced Heron

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White-faced Heron White-faced Heron

Most days I see water-birds on the river. They seem to especially drawn to the netted baths, where the crabs and other little treats reside.

Today I saw a White-faced Heron. As usual he was on his own: that is, until a pair of wild ducks swam past. But this was just for a fleeting moment, and before I knew it he was once again all alone.

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