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Saturday, October 22, 2011

Spring Babies




Just when I thought our poppies had popped their last, these two tiny poppies burst into colour atop their long thin stems. I'm amazed at their delicate little cups.




One of the blue wren fledglings lost its way, long enough for me to catch a photo, before following it's father frantic cheeps into the safely of the plumbago bush.




Little "Friend or Foe?" turned out to be a katydid and kept growing, as did the number of holes in my flower petals.....




A new resident in our yard, a juvenile blue tongue lizard, sure to keep our garden snail free.




Growing between some bricks, I love the delicate curves and the tenacity of this fern. There are several other varieties of ferns performing similar habitat creation amongst the brickwork.

A taste of the extraordinary things happening in our rather ordinary yard over the last week, each of which could have easily been completely overlooked.

Sharing at Weekend Reflections, Our World Tuesday, Communal Global, World Bird Wednesday.

48 comments:

missing moments said...

Always amazes me how much life is happening right under my feet. Lovely post!

Sylvia K said...

Another beautiful post, delightful captures, breathtaking flowers and colors! So much beauty around us if we only take the time to look! Thanks for sharing! Hope you have a lovely weekend!

Sylvia

s a n s k u :) said...

thank you for visiting my blog and leaving a comment. i appreciate it. :) you have a beautiful blog. gorgeous photos. you seem to love nature about as much as i. God truly is the Best Artist. i have always wanted to visit Australia. i even had a puzzle of the Sydney harbor when i was a child. one day, hopefully...

Melissah from Scrapbook said...

What beautiful photos! I just discovered your gorgeous blog through some of my other fav Aussie blogs & I am now your latest follower. I look forward to popping by for some more inspiration!
x
Melissah from Scrapbook

geanina said...

Gorgeous post and fantastic shots! Hope you have a lovely weekend! :)

黄清华 Wong Ching Wah said...

The poppies are beautiful !

Kala said...

So glad the poppies bloomed for you - the color is gorgeous!

And great selective focus in the image of the fern peeping through the cracks in the brick.

Filip Demuinck said...

You probably had to search a lot to find these animal in the green.

Greetings,
Filip

tinajo said...

Great pics - looove the little birdie! :-)

Nadege, said...

The poppies are so tiny. Love your garden creatures

hannah said...

I much prefer these kind of 'reflections' :-)

s.c said...

Great to see al that life in your garden and splendid captured.

a happy little life said...

Love the poppies! Always a favorite and those are so sweet! The purple daisy and katydid are just fantastic!

Barb said...

Your poppies and katydids and birds and snakes -all wonderful finds! and beautiful photography as usual.

Henrietta said...

So cute little poppies, enjoy the spring (I miss it).

Marion said...

Great post and pictures! How aware of small wonders you are.
Marion

My Beautiful World said...

I'm so happy to be here look at the magic and beauty you have shared with us today you do make my heart sing with your photos, thank you so much.

I hope you have a lovely weekend my friend.

Always Wendy

homeschoolceo said...

Wow, fantastic captures!!

Karin M. said...

A very nice photo series .... great pictures ...
LG: Karin

scrappysue said...

beautiful photos! thanks for stopping by neighbour!

Jean said...

All your photos are top-notch! Of course I would love the Blue Wren babe.
Thanks for the comment on my blog!

EG Wow said...

Love the poppies! Fabulous surprise!

Kate @ Daffodils said...

what a beautiful blog!

NatureFootstep said...

the baby wren goes straight to ones heart. :)

guild-rez said...

'a juvenile blue tongue lizard, sure to keep our garden snail free...
Would be very beneficial to our garden too:)
LG Gisela.

whatandysees said...

You made me laugh with this one, talking of things that could easily be overlooked!..... In my garden maybe, but here?..... that Macro lens misses NOTHING!......>:)

Thank you for making my day yet again!....:)

Gail Dixon (Louisiana Belle) said...

That katydid is amazing. Really great work all around!

J Bar said...

Beautiful Spring shots.
Sydney - City and Suburbs

Barb said...

Amazing spring photos. My favorite is the fern - between a rock and a hard place...

Lesley said...

You take such wonderful photos. I am almost speechless.

eileeninmd said...

Lovely spring photos, the flowers and the cute baby bird are wonderful sights. Thanks for sharing.

Roberto Machado Alves said...

Great shots.
In the first, the reflection on the ruler was very interesting. I liked the color of the flowers.
The third one, I really enjoyed the contrast of the colors of the insect and flower.

Valerie said...

Oh W-O-W ! Absolutely exquisite captures in many respects - colour, composition, detail, subject. Just wonderful. Thanks for sharing your gift with us.

Indrani said...

Terrific captures.

ladyfi said...

What lovely shots! Such delightful visitors and those poppies - well wow!

Heidi said...

Each one of these photos is a little work of art.

Michelle said...

Love those little poppies!!

Jennifer @ Studio JRU said...

It is just amazing how many beautiful things are all around us. Those tiny poppies are adorable! What a great photo of that sweet little bird... perfect timing to capture that! :)

Jessica Monte said...

I can feel how adventurous you are just by looking at your photos. I just LOVE that top photo of the poppies with the ruler. Nice touch. So gorgeous and sort of abstract too.

likeschocolate said...

Great photos and I love the music. It is so soothing!

Gary said...

Wonderful posts!! Boom & Gary of the Vermilon River, Canada.

Pat Ulrich said...

Love the shot of the katydid, and that is a very cool lizard to have in your yard!

Springman said...

The magic of our planet, even in the little piece we call our backyard is home to many wonders. This has never been better illustrated than in this wonderful post. Excellent. Thanks for sharing these amazing sights!
;-)WBW!

Jackie said...

Pretty little poppies and baby bird. I could do with one of those blue tongue lizards in my garden, the blackbirds do their best but we are still over-run with snails.

Andrew said...

Lovely images...

mick said...

All great photos but the juvenile wren is very special!

Pat said...

Beautiful photos of your garden inhabitants! The little Wren is adorable!

Giancarlo said...

Belle fotografie, quella dei papaveri mi piace moltissimo! un felice week end per Te....ciao

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