Monday, January 30, 2006

Australia Day 2006

 

Queensland: BEAUTIFUL one day! PERFECT the next!
Australia Day (January 26,2006) on the beach at Inskip Point and across the water is the southern point of Fraser Island Posted by Picasa

Saturday, January 28, 2006

January 28

Today is our 45th Wedding anniversary!

When our big day occurred forty five years ago I had no conception of how long "forever" or "till death us do part" would be.

On a personal note I can truly say that Ken has been my strength and my support,my friend and the wind beneath my wings.

Sunday, January 22, 2006

Chirpy is thriving

 

Remember the orphan from the storm,a few weeks back?
"Chirpy" is alive and thriving by all accounts.
My son built him his own house and KJ is feeding and loving him Posted by Picasa

Friday, January 20, 2006

Cock of the walk!

 

The male King Parrot ! Posted by Picasa

Himself and the birds

 
Totally unaware of what's going on behind his back! Posted by Picasa

Why my schedules go out the window!

 

My day was planned! Stitch with some friends,visit the Library,do some shopping for fabric and food;then I looked out the window!
A pair of King parrots (who only come to visit when it's raining and windy) had popped in for morning tea.
Out with the trusty digital and into stalking mode: I finally got within about four feet of them----after husband had reversed car out of car-port,done a wander around the yard and finally left me and the birds in peace!
With visitors like these,WHY would I want to live anywhere else! Posted by Picasa

Sunday, January 15, 2006

Traffic alert!

It's Ken's birthday tomorrow,and the family came up last night for a BBQ to celebrate their Dad's birthday.
So,what do you give a man that doesn't want/need anything.............

Why
his very own
Traffic alert of course!

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Friday, January 13, 2006

Built for comfort.........

 
......and NOT speed is our Possum!
A sweeter natured cat you couldn't find----
until
it's time to give Jesse the evil eye,because he's forgetting "his place".Talk about politics in the cat world! Posted by Picasa

Early morning

 
One of my first "chores" each morning is to put feed out for our feathered free-loaders;Here are two Magpies(the batch of babies that arrived last Spring )
and a pied Butcher bird sharing some cat biscuits.

About three feet away from the birds is Possum (our "keg-on-legs") enjoying a roll on the dewy grass. Posted by Picasa

Thursday, January 12, 2006

What book title am I/

I felt it was "time" for another quiz..........this was the result!Funny,but i actually went and bought three DVDs of this series today.

Lord of the
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Update on orphan Annie

Latest update on the orphan of last week's storm:

Yes chirpy is doing just fine.
Still eating, drinking and shitting well.
Doesn't appear that any birds have come in to investigate him.

I 'm not game to ask if he's still free in the laundry,or confined to a cage!

Monday, January 09, 2006

Jesse

 
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Fabric

A friend who is also a catlover sent me this Link to Tropical Screamer & Tropical Dreamer I thought you might like to have a peek.

I'm very tempted at the moment to send Jesse(our black "panther") back to his mum:Last night he thought he'd amputate my left little finger by gnawing it off!
Now Jesse is normally a pretty docile moggie,but last night..............
it finally took a hearty whack to get him to stop the attack!
Trust me,my finger is sore today.

Saturday, January 07, 2006

KJ and friend

 
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Orphan Annie

 
We are in a period of intense thunderstorms at the moment,and this little fella was found by my Grand-daughter after Tuesday evenings crackle and pop;
He"d(?) been blown out of his nest.but so far is surviving Posted by Picasa

Thursday, January 05, 2006

Brush-tailed Possum

 
This is not the proverbial "Possum up a gum tree"
This little fellow is up/in a Banksia.
He looks cute and cuddly,but those claws and teeth can do a lot of damage! Posted by Picasa

Tuesday, January 03, 2006

Huntsmen.....


With the weather so warm outside I was enjoying the air con yesterday whilst blogging;
Suddenly the air con started clunking----

Oh oh! Before I'd reacted sufficiently to turn the thing off....
something got spat out,and landed in my hair!!
A Huntsman spider had gotten in the way of the fan and got sliced and diced!!
I think I need to reposition my desk!


The technical side of the story,if you're interested!
Heteropoda jugulans
This spider is about 20 mm long and lives on or under bark from eucalypt trees (or on keyboards).

Sunday, January 01, 2006

KenmaursCorner: A slight change of direction!

KenmaursCorner: A slight change of direction!

One of the culprits

One of the many Sulphur-crested cockatoos that visit us on a regular basis.
With all the birdlife free-loaders that visit,it's no wonder our block is an overgrown jungle.

More of "our" birdlife can be found in the archives of KenmaursCorner Posted by Picasa

Tibouchina

So much of our front garden/yard is a result of natural propagation due to visiting bird life,and this Tibouchina is a good example.
Grown from bird deposited seed I have no idea what to call this bush except it looks similar to a Tibouchina or Lasiandra.More mauve than a Tib. Noeline,whatever it is,it's beautiful!
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Close up!

A close-up of a Gloriosa lily bloom Posted by Picasa

Reap what you sew........

Some 18 years ago I harvested some seeds from the primary dunes on the ocean side of Bribie Island.
Today,I have a thicket?jungle? grove of Gloriosa lilies resulting from that half dozen seeds.
To be honest,they've gone feral!
But just before sundown,they look truly magnificent.The tip of each leaf ends in a tendril that hepls the lily grow up through undergrowth to the light Posted by Picasa