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Sunday, December 18, 2011

Delightful Brights













A 6pm walk in the pleasant warmth of a mild summer's day yielded more delights than expected. The Rainbow Lorikeet is one of our magnificently colourful, medium-sized native parrots. They fly around (even in town) in pairs and in flocks, noisily squawking as they go. They eat mostly fruit, pollen and nectar. The pair in this small native eucalyptus tree were busy feeding on nectar, until they flew off. At times we have even seen a pair in our own backyard.




Being an older area of town, there are some beautiful and unique older houses. The tree in the photo above is a frangipani with unusually large, pink flowers.










 This agapanthus is one of the less common, very dark purple flowering ones. There is an abundance locally of the mauve and also white agapanthus, as seen in the photo above this one.

A beautiful and bright finish to my day.

Sharing at Our World Tuesday, World Bird Wednesday.

51 comments:

Giga said...

Nie wiadomo co piękniejsze, czy papuga na ślicznym kwiatku,czy kwiat jak róża, czy ostatni kwiatek. Nie potrafię wybrać, bo wszystko cudowne jak i zdjęcia. Pozdrawiam

s.c said...

Wow. I always envy you people in Australia for having so much nature to live in. Look at the bird . Fantastic and that in your own garden. Well done.

Pieces of Sunshine said...

The bird wasn't in my garden (we don't have such a lovely tree) but sometimes these birds do come in our garden, even our back deck. This one was taken during today's walk.

Yes, we are blessed with beautiful native plants, animals and our outdoor friendly climate.

eileeninmd said...

Wow, gorgeous and colorful photos. I love the Lorikeet and the beautiful flowers. Have a lovely Sunday!

Marion said...

You are blessed, as you mentioned, but so are we as long as you continue placing such pictures. The lorikeet is amazing!
Best regards, Marion

Mihaela said...

great colours! the parrot is lovely, hope he got a treat for posing so well :)

Filip Demuinck said...

The 3rd picture is fantastic, you should make a canvas of it. Top.

Greetings,
Filip

Liz said...

Great images of the Rainbow Lorikeet. Their colours are so lovely to capture - I could do so every day and not get bored!
Lovely home with it's gorgeous Frangipani. We have so many in flower at the moment in Brisbane.
I hope you had a lovely weekend :)

Bec said...

beautifully captured; these birds are just absolutely stunning!

Cathy H. said...

Your beautiful images have just brightened my morning!! Thanks for the walk through your neighborhood!

The Nature Jotter said...

Beautiful photos! You have a new follower! Compliments by Italy! :)

Gone Country said...

Such beauty! It would be so nice to see those colorful parrots living in their natural habitat. And the colors of the flowers are amazing! It's nice to see such bright colors and beauty as we're heading into winter here! Thanks for sharing!

Sandy said...

WOW great shots, love the purple flowers. (o:

tinajo said...

WOW - that parrot is amazing with all those colors! :-)

Sylvia K said...

Your superb, colorful and gorgeous captures are always a wonderful way to begin my day! Thanks for sharing the beauty!

Sylvia

Karin M. said...

... such a great series, fantastic photos ... it's a joy, to see your photos...
Greetings Karin

Gillian Olson said...

Beautiful series.

Angela Häring-Christen said...

This is incredible, such beautiful birds and trees.
My daughter has a young little frangipani but it's in our livingroom.
Thank you for your kind comments. I've read it all.
Greetings
Angela

LindyLouMac in Italy said...

Your photos today are so beautiful, how amazing to be able to capture the parrot in a photo.

- Yvonaut -
Das sind Raphael und Yvonne
said...

Wow, beautiful birds!
Great photos!

Greetings from Switzerland
Yvonne & Raphael

Jennifer @ Studio JRU said...

Oh my gosh! That bird is amazing! What a treat to see a native bird like that around. How neat that they fly around in pairs! All the photos are so beautiful! :)

Rosie@leavesnbloom said...

Oh that bird is just so beautiful - every colour under the sun protrayed in its plumage.

Seeing Each Day said...

I think I would have liked to have accompanied you on your walk- that daylight savings feel at 6ish is always lovely. We've had several colorful birds in the school grounds lately, each time I always wish I had my camera on hand. Have a good start to the week.

Lanlizzy said...

We are indeed so blessed to have these lovely birds in our own back yards, i could sit and watch them for hours. I hope to be able to capture one myself one day.
I had missed my daily visits to your site of late.
It always brings a smile to my face when I drop by.

marijke said...

What a fantastic colored bird. I never have seen the flowers of the eucalytus before. A beautifull post Karen.
Have a nice day.
Marijke

geanina said...

very nice shots! nice colors :)! wow...

Icy BC said...

Your photos are absolutely gorgeous, and the details are breathtaking. The purple flowers are my favorite,

Pam said...

Your photos are gorgeous. How lucky you are to have those colorful parrots as occasional visitors to your yard. I am green with envy but happy for you.
Hugs,
Pam

黄清华 Wong Ching Wah said...

Delightful with the flowers ...

missing moments said...

that bird is so gorgeous! Great captures!

Fotobloggen 2011 said...

wish I had such colorful birds in my garden. Here you can only find such caged in inside
the tree is great to such fantastic flowers!

Thea said...

You must have been so thrilled with those photos of the rainbow lorikeet! So gorgeous!!
And I adore agapanthus. It must be time I got out to snap some.

Linda R. said...

What spectacular photos.. That birds colors is just stunning.. Such a beauty!!

Hugs, Linda

Sivinden said...

Love those colourful parrots, - a nice collection of photos - again!

Gary said...

Beautiful captures!! Boom & Gary of the Vermilon River, Canada.

Barb said...

A breathtaking, peaceful-looking day. You have such beauty surrounding you - thank you for sharing.

Sallie (FullTime-Life) said...

Every picture is just beautiful! That bird is so amazing (when you're from over here) -- I would so love to see one.

J Bar said...

Rainbow lorikeets are beautiful.

Connie Smiley said...

Such stunning beauty! Those parrots, and your captures of them, are magnificent, as is the agapanthus, a testimony to our magnificent Creator. Have a wonderful Christmas.

ladyfi said...

I'm definitely living in the wrong part of the world!

Lovely bright shots - and oh, so sunny. The agapanthus is stunning.

Isabelle said...

Wonderful colors! How great to see these birds flying around or having a snack on a tree :)

heyBJK said...

Wow! Absolutely beautiful colors! Stunning photos!

mick said...

A like all the "brights" in your photos. R.Lorikeets are constant visitors to my yard and I would miss them if they didn't come.

Ann said...

just love this bird. In Curruben (spelling) on the Gold coast, these birds like to drink milk.

Pieces of Sunshine said...

You are right Ann, we've been to Currumbin Wildlife Sanctuary some years ago (and numerous times as a child). They are very noisy in large groups.

Arija said...

Nice Federation style house and rainbow lorikeets are always fun to watch.

holdingmoments said...

What a stunning bird. Beautiful.

joo said...

Lovely, so colourful and bright!
Happy Christmas to you:)

Rambling Woods said...

This is so cheery as I sit in the States with gray snow all around me...

Pat said...

Such beautiful, colorful pictures!

Springman said...

Every shot perfect! Your Lorikeet with bloom is mind boggling. How can color like that can be real?

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