Friday, March 05, 2010

NO FLAUNTING BUT BUSY

Thats right nothing to flaunt this week.  I am in the middle of 4 very important projects.  They are all at different stages, machine sewing, hand sewing, printing and glueing, (I need to be cool calm and collected for this, as you know, GLUE is like a dirty word to me.

But I did have visitors this morning


There is a large family of them, and I mean large as in hundreds that live in the Crematorium which is a stones throw about five minutes from where we live.  The Necropolis is a beautiful peaceful very large garden.   We often go there to walk around.   There are many plants mainly roses, it has 3 dams and uses stormwater from the streets around and the Monash Freeway.  You can be walking in the middle and it is so quiet and peaceful you would not believe that you are between two very busy roads Princess Highway and Polce Road.   The Rainbow Lorikeets have a bright red beak and colourful plumage. Both sexes look alike, with a blue (mauve) head and belly, green wings, tail and back, and an orange/yellow breast. They are are like a large, very large family. and they make so much noise, no need to watch out for them, you hear them.   They do love The Scot's Fruit Treets.

5 comments:

quiltmom said...

They are gorgeous birds- Sheila what luscious plumage they have- it sounds like a very pleasant place in which to walk.
It is so interesting to see the natural habitat in the different parts of the world. My husband was watching some squirrels not long ago and one chased the other out of the tree. Bruce was not sure if the one squirrel survived but he was pleased to see them back racing around a few days later.
The blue jays are plentiful here and so are the little chickadees.
Our birds look positively plain compared to your Lorikeets.
Hope all is well with you and yours.
Regards,
Anna

phil the pom said...

What a beautiful lot of birds you have ,only a stones throw away (my you have a really strong arm sis) tell Bill they only pick the best fruit so he should feel honoured ha ha ha. keep on keeping on.

Fiesta said...

They are beautiful Sheila and the preserve where you walk with the Scott sounds peaceful

Jules said...

Beautiful pics of beautiful birds.. Could have been our garden fence too!
Wonder what the birds have done with the nesting material I put out for them? Dog hair and wool from the drier. Not going to get anything as exotic as those lovely birds though!

Elaine Adair said...

My word - what exciting and joyful plummage!

Everything here is dull and gray and dirty brown. 8-(((