Friday, October 20, 2006

Our Jesse

Our Jesse certainly knows how to make himself comfortable!


I've just laundered three white embroidered cushions,and to keep them clean and fresh, I positioned them on the head rests of the sofa!
His Lordship thought otherwise.......
and this is how I found him a short while ago! Posted by Picasa

Wednesday, October 18, 2006

Another favourite of mine

....among the blossom trees is the Bauhinia,also known as an "Orchid tree"

Unfortunately,by the time I got around to photographing it,most of the blooms are gone---helped on their way by the Rainbow Lorikeets and Scaly breasted parrots enjoying not only feeds of nectar but a good munch on the flowers too!

I have only the pink variety:there is also a white! Posted by Picasa

Wisteria tree

Each year I wait to see how many blooms my "wisteria tree" puts out for Spring!

It was a seedling I bought at the local Historical Society markets some 18 years back.

What it's true name is I have no idea as I acquired it as a Wisteria tree and have been unable to determine it's botanical name.

It's about 8 foot tall...and each year despite keeping an eye on its progress its blossoms always catch me by surprise. Posted by Picasa

Cats make my day!

My friend Jacqui in the UK thought I needed a smile or three:

As another friend asked:

How could anyone not love cats

Sunday, October 08, 2006

Backyard birds

This photo was taken yesterday,and features two Scaly breasted Lorikeets and one Rainbow Lorikeet!

The three birds decided it was time for an afternoon snack on our side maintain good "inter species relationship",they got their snack,and I was permitted to get within 3 feet of them with the camera! Posted by Picasa

Friday, October 06, 2006


I'm still learning how to use my new camera!

About 7p.m. tonight I realised that the moon was neatly placed in a gap in the branches of a gum tree in the back yard.
Time to have a play
With the focus set to 'landscape' and the Flash "off" I took a few shots.
On the monitor,the photo looked a bit pixillated,but a degree of editing helped improve things (I think)

In my opinion the first pic is clearer than the second.
More 'fun times'/experimenting ahead! Posted by Picasa

Thursday, October 05, 2006

I see the future..........

These are three postcards I sent out for the FATs "Crystal Ball Swap!

The top one " I see stars" features a butterfly ,and star sequins against a background of Angelina fibres.,and I stitched hand outlines each side of the ball.

The other two I incorporated Australian stamps with star sequins,glitter and some Angelina to produce "I see Mail" and
"I see a cat in your future".
(People who know me fairly well know to expect a cat somewhere in my projects)

This was a
fun swap that caused me to move outside my comfort zone.
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Tuesday, October 03, 2006

Hanging out.........


Another two galahs waiting for a "table for two". Posted by Picasa

...and over the other side,

and whilst the Galahs were in the tree out the front,two Sulphur Crested cockatoos were hanging out in the Crepe-myrtle tree at the side of the yard. Posted by Picasa

A couple of Galahs!

I haven't shared any of my bird pics lately,'s a pair of galahs that visit regularly Posted by Picasa