Monday, September 1, 2014

A COCKATOO'S PARTY


A few days ago I noticed these cockatoos in a mischievous mood. They get like this sometimes and can be quite damaging in their play. In my mind a story developed....


'Is SHE around? Do you think SHE can see us?'
'Nuh, SHE's always got her nose in a book!'


'Well, let's have a party! SHE won't even notice we're here!'


'Im glad you asked me!'


'Do you think SHE'll notice we've eaten her flowers?'


’I think we had better skedaddle before she comes and shrieks at us! SHE's like a mad woman when SHE wants to scare us away!'

'Sadly' in my haste to keep snapping, many grape hyacinths were eaten!



Sunday, August 31, 2014

AUGUST BREAK...LOVE

Love is seen and felt in all sorts of ways. Different associations for each one of us. It could be a lovingly cooked meal...


Or a wheelbarrow full of wood, waiting for the evening to come, a fire to keep me warm...


A hand to hold... To always be there...


The love of family...


And a dog....


We can't do without it...ever!





Saturday, August 30, 2014

AUGUST BREAK....SOFT


When you look out of a plane window and see clouds they look so soft and comfortable...imagine lying in the middle of a cloud and drifting off to sleep!


I'm improvising as,when I went to take some photos a little while ago, the camera's battery was flat as a tack! I had only thought last night to check and of course that is all it was, just a fleeting thought, no action at all!


My completed rug is unbelievably soft and cosy. I use it almost every night toward the end of an evening when the fire isn't quite enough.


The soft fur on Bear, our golden retriever, if only he didn't have quite so much of it!!


The soft, dappled light shining through the old mulberry tree next to the stone chimney of the original slab hut on the farm. Reminding me of the mulberries, soft and squishy on the path into the house where they had fallen when ripe! Dodging them so they wouldn't be brought into the house!
Tomorrow, last day of the August Break. I have enjoyed having a topic and working out my slant on it.

Friday, August 29, 2014

AUGUST BREAK...NATURE



Manchurian Pear trees have been planted along the shopping 'precinct' of our little town and the flowers have been unfurling over the last few days. Spring is upon us with beautiful blue skies.


Nature and Spring go hand in hand. We have the quiet winter months followed by the outpouring of Nature...bulbs, budding buds, blackbirds and thrushes singing their hearts out.





 The bees were having a glorious time in the prunus blossom, almost childlike in their search for the perfect flower, buzzing from one blossom to the next, maybe even wanting to find the best one before his co-worker does!?


I wonder if any of you can find the ant peeking over the edge of a flower, easier to see in the larger photo on my photo site. It is there!!


Have a lovely weekend!


AUGUST BREAK...SOMETHING NEW




New shoots on a tree paeony which belonged to my mother-in-law and to her mother before her. They don't like to be moved but our little collection has been moved many times over the years. These peonies aren't particularly abundant in their growth but if you perhaps were maybe one hundred years old you wouldn't be either!


New shoots on a rose, not a great photo as E was about to drive off without me...not really but we were on a reasonably tight schedule to Melbourne and I hasn't taken photos!


A collection of new books, for me, waiting to be read, with the knowledge there are two more waiting at the library for me! Always exciting!
We had a long day, heading out from Melbourne in peak hour traffic, never a good time to leave when you have the Tullamarine Freeway to negotiate. However the bonus was seeing the sun go down, a beautiful sunset so although this isn't 'new' I'm giving you a glimpse of how our day finished!





Wednesday, August 27, 2014

AUGUST BREAK...LINES



It wasn't until I loaded the photos onto the ipad that i saw the wire netting 'lines' on the posts as I was too far away when I took the photo. A lucky shot.





I went back to the creek this morning, yesterday's ride there was so beautiful I needed a repeat. 
The last photo is one I took yesterday, saving it for LINES  today.




Tuesday, August 26, 2014

AUGUST BREAK...MORNING


A beautiful clear sunny morning here this morning so I trundled off on my bike to see what I could see along the creek. This is my favourite photo today.


I have always loved to see oldies walking hand in hand! Me included!



The first three ducks very happy enjoying their breakfast until a fourth came rushing in to spoil their fun!


The early bird catching the worm!



There is something very special about the early morning light...and the late afternoon as well.