Unlike their cousins, the speckled mousebird, who visit on a daily basis, the Red-Faced Mousebird is a rare visitor. Indeed, so infrequent that, in the 18yrs I have lived here this is only the third time I have seen it and managed to photograph. A small group of six landed among the neighbours’ fruiting … More Watch the Birdy
Baxter and friend, sometime this morning. Visitors to the museum will get a PPP ( Preferential Persons Placement) card and when the descendants of Xenu earmark a suitable planet, these PPPs will be notified and then whisked away just before Jesus turns up and blitzes this place. Or something like that! Really … some muvvers … More Walking the dogs and bits ‘n Bobs.
Frederick Street. This house is undergoing a spot of renovation and it looks like it is being converted into a guest house. Ella. Monday morning walkies. This looks like it will be a lot of cement! Repairs and building to our ”new” front wall continue. Autumn. Rubik’s Cube Cake. Went out this afternoon. This was … More Bits n’ Bobs , and walking the dog
Hadeda Ibis on a wall in Ridge Road. Agapanthus in the rain. ”Hey, Neil, I can see your house from up here.” Buzz Aldrin. Green Vase and Fruit in oils The second painting my father completed. (c1968) Milkweed Locust. Thanks to Tina for the challenge.- Lens artist photo challenge 149
Building work is still occupying a fair amount of time and I must be honest, I haven’t been as keen as usual to post stuff. That said …. Brian asked about the Painted Lady and whether it was a migrant or year round visitor. I know I have shots of it through the winter months … More Bits n’ Bobs
Went out this morning. Long Tailed Blue Baxter on his first official ”solo” walk three days ago. ”A broom is drearily sweeping, up the broken pieces of yesterdays’ life.” Jimi Hendrix. Home grown pumpkin and carrots for lunch today! Early Sunday morning., ”Fat Unicorn”. Went out Friday. The ”bite” is part of the design. Emily’s … More Bit of this and that.
Council Maintenance! Yay! As I walked past the nursery on Frederick St, panning the cellphone as I went, this chap walked into shot on the other side of the road, so I clicked the camera. As you can probably judge from the scowl he was not a happy chappy. This became obvious when he started … More Walking the Dog
A Life Worth Living – Finding Meaning in a Meaningless World. Is the title of a theme the good pastor, David Robertson plans to discuss during a series of lunchtime lectures/talks at a local Cathedral in Sydney. As people are encouraged to bring sandwiches and wotnot this seems like a sure-fire way to give oneself … More Oh, for god’s sake! A Meaningless World?
Amethyst Sunbird (male) Amethyst Sunbird (female) Warmed the cockles of my heart to see this pair of sunbirds this afternoon after an absence of nigh on 18 months and even longer since I was able to get a photo. Ark
A rare treat indeed! Not one, not two but three Death’s Head Hawkmoth Caterpillars. All rescued from the attentions of the cats this afternoon, and carefully relocated out of harm’s way. Caterpillar 1. Caterpillar 2. Caterpillar 3. I contemplated bringing them indoors to raise them but as I have done this before I decided to … More Leading you up the Garden Path
I’m busy watching David Attenborough’s latest documentary series all about colour in the animal kingdom and I thought I would join in with a small selection from my own garden. You’ve probably seen many of these before so I hope you enjoy this sampling second time around.