Thursday, October 25, 2012

Through My Bedroom Window




Imagine my delight on our first morning home from Dubbo when this view met my eyes through my bedroom window!




Our Butterfly Trees were in full bloom and the Rainbow Lorikeets had discovered them.




For the last three weeks these native nectar feeders have dropped by for quick snacks, often several times a day.







They like both the white flowers and also the pink.







Whether misty mornings or hot days, they come, usually in pairs, for a hasty feed.





Seed pods and a Superb Blue Wren - all taken today

The flowers have nearly finished now and long seed pods are forming, green ones on the white flowering tree and red pods on the pink flowering tree.




This is our 12th year in this house and each autumn we have heavily pruned these trees to let in the winter light and to keep them from rubbing on the house. Each spring they have grown long new branches but hardly ever any flowers. Last autumn we selectively trimmed them and they have rewarded us with masses of flowers and then the surprise of these wonderfully colourful birds.


Sharing at This or That Thursday, Nurture Photography: Red/Foliage, Mandarin Orange Monday,
Wild Bird Wednesday.

77 comments:

marijke said...

The shrub and bird are a treasure for the eyes. What a lovely colors.
Have a wonderful day Karen.

Dorota i Marek said...

Takie widoki z sypialni chciałby każdy mieć. Piękne fotografie.

geanina said...

beautiful view!! :)

Joyful said...

Stunning. Lucky you for that beautiful view.

Giga said...

Drzewo ma piękne kwiaty, a i gość przyleciał kolorowy. Zdjęcia są śliczne, a uroku im dodaje kolorowa papuga. Pozdrawiam.
The tree has beautiful flowers, and even a guest came in color. The photos are beautiful, and adds charm to the colorful parrot. Yours.

Rosemary said...

Magical - just a joy to see.

Dave said...

Those bird and flower photos look great Karen. You have a lot of beautifully coloured birds in Australia - Dave

Jenni C's said...

i am so glad you did not prune your beautiful, butterfly trees, too much the birds and flowers are beautiful...

Cinzia said...

Woww! It is so wonderful!!!
Cinzia

eileeninmd said...

What a lovely view out the window. I just love your birds, The colorful Lorikeets and the beautiful Blue-wren. I would be looking out the windows all the time. Lovely photos.

Pieni Lintu said...

So lovely!!

federica said...

Wonderful, you're lucky! F.

Stiletto said...

Such stunning photos. I particularly love the first and the seventh photo.

Ash said...

Mother Nature always have beautiful surprises in store for us :)
Those lorikeets are simply amazing! Have not seen it before. Thanks for these lovely shots!
Truly a feast for the eyes!

s.c said...

Thats really not bad if you see this out of your bedroom window. Must sometimes thinking I am in paradise. Now only still their sound.

ladyfi said...

What utterly delightful shots!

Hope the wildfires have burned themselves out now and that no one was hurt.

Deanne Langford said...

How lovely to see that out you bedroom window!

Talibra said...

Ale piękna, zazdroszczę Ci takich widoków :)
Pozdrawiam.

DeVona said...

As we are heading into darker, colder Winter days ahead, your brightly colored photos of exotic birds and blooms are a welcome treat! Thank you!

Tammy@Simple Southern Happiness said...

How blessed you are to be able to look out your window and to see these beautiful birds in the wild. You do live in GOD's country! Amazing photos!

Gail Dixon (Louisiana Belle) said...

Boy, pruning those trees really paid off! Flowers and beautiful birds. Well photographed, I must say! I've never seen a blue wren before. What a treat!

Fru Tunheim said...

Thank you so very much for visiting my blog... Lovely pictures you are showing us from a wonderful time of year for you. Up here in Norway autum is here and some snow showers are visiting us today.... It is really a wonderful weather for staying inndoors....

Sylvia K said...

Such a gorgeous bird and flowers and colors! What a fantastic sight to have from your window and start your day! Your captures are breathtaking as always, Karen, and thanks as always for sharing the beauty with us! Hope your and your family have a beautiful weekend!

Rosemary said...

The bird of many colours, it looks beautiful no matter what the background. Gorgeous!

Pat said...

Stunning photos! I know these birds are common in your neck of the woods, but they are so beautiful and I would be so happy to see them all the time!

Joop Zand said...

Look at these lovely colors.....it's wonderful Karen..... great shots.


Greetings, Joop

Filip and Kristel said...

Perfect pictures. I start to think that that you sleep with your camera if you take these pictures from your bedroom.

Greetings,
Filip

Gillian Olson said...

Beautiful birds, so colourful, and your pictures capture them very well.

TheChieftess said...

Wow!!! What a beautiful bird!!! I absolutely love the 7th photo!!! All of them are beautiful!!!

flowersandhome said...

This is amazing!!! Imagine such colourful birds in the garden, impossible really and still.... Like a dream.
Bye,
Marian

einfachtilda said...

Was für wunderschöne Bilder, die mein Herz erfreuen.
Bei uns ist der Herbst ins Land gezogen. Grau, Regen, düster.
Ich sehne mich so nach Sonne und Sommer.

LG mathilda ♥

Cathy H. said...

Stunning images! The birds are absolutely gorgeous!!

Deborah Tisch said...

I'm amazed at the beauty of these birds and the flowers! How lovely!

Judy Royal Glenn said...

What an awesome visitor:) Glad he stayed a little while so you could get some GREAT shots!

Silvina Soave said...

Preciosas capturas y un ave hermosa y muy colorida!! Un abrazo.

Emille said...

Lucky you - beautiful flowers, and a beautiful visitor!

Jennifer {Studio JRU} said...

Oh my goodness. Amazing. These could not be more beautiful. What a few from your bedroom window!!

Katrin Klink said...

Absolutely breathtaking. You must have a lot of good Karma, mustn't you?

Bernie H said...

Terrific shots of the fabulous Rainbow Lorikeets. Love your Bauhinia trees too, especially the one with those brilliant white flowers.

linda bowton said...

beautiful pictures of God's wonderful creations! you are so fortunate to be able to experience these in living color!! thank you for sharing, karen!
^)^ linda

Tricia said...

Good heavens, how beautiful...the birds and the flowers! What a wonderful view you have. I wish spring and summer were coming my way instead of winter :)

Linda R said...

Oh my stars.. What a beautiful sight to wake up to. I just love your gorgeous photos.

Hugs~

Liz said...

How wonderful! Lovely captures, Karen. I have photographed those flowers and never knew what they were. It looks like I have a lot of catching up to do on your blog... I've been a little quiet for a week or two due to poor health.

I am absolutely blessed by huge variety of visiting birds in the only tree in our townhouse back yard. It's delightful to see, Rainbow Lorikeets, Pale-headed Rosellas, Noisy Friarbirds, Superb Fairy Wrens and Spotted Turtle Doves.

Theresa said...

What a beautiful site to see out your window! I get excited when I see a cardinal or blue bird out mine and they are not nearly as pretty as these birds. Just amazing!

Robin said...

How marvelous! We get drara parrots here which are quite fun but they're just plain green, these are spectacular.

Ruth said...

You were truly blessed that day, he was waiting for you to take his photo, they are amazing shots!

Valerie said...

What stunning images - thank you for sharing them.

Tish said...

oh my goodness! These photos are gorgeous, so bright and colorful!! I can't imagine looking out my window and seeing these amazing birds!! What a wonderful treat!

deb duty said...

That bird is gorgeous and your photos of him are amazing!

Terri @ Coloring Outside the Lines said...

Wow! What a gorgeous view outside your window! I'm afraid I would not have gotten a single thing done- I'd be too busy watching the birds!

Emily Brisse said...

Incredible. I would love to wake up to such sights. :)

Giga said...

Smutno mi, że ostatnio nie zaglądasz do mnie. Pozdrawiam cieplutko.
I'm the last not you take a look at me. Regards warm.

Giga said...

:)))))))))))))))))))))))

Debbie said...

oh what pretty, colorful birds!! it's so exciting to see such birds like this free in nature!!

Barb said...

I can't even imagine waking up to those beauties!

Doug Hickok said...

Wow, what an amazing sight from out your window! I would love to see such beauty!

Sallie (FullTime-Life) said...

I visit quite a few wonderful bloggers from Australia, but I never get over being totally amazed at your backyard birds! Amazing birds, wonderful photography. Thanks for sharing.

tabulyogang said...

You must know that your blog is pure bliss! To have such a sight just outside your window...I could not ask for more. And also you must know that your blog's music is too beautiful. Some birds outside our backyard are pretty curious. They are making noises too! (maybe to reply to your birds in the music. haha.) I never know we have so much birds outside. :)

Edna B said...

It must be like heaven to look out your windows to these sights. Your photos are fabulous. Thank you so much for sharing.

Beth said...

I love bachelor buttons; they are so pretty!

Thank you for stopping by my blog. I am now a follower.

Chubskulit Rose said...

Beautiful bird!

Visiting from Mandarin Orange Monday.
Orange Tool
Have a great week ahead!

Ocean Soul said...

That is soooo tropical and exotic! Who knew?

joy said...

wow and wow and wow. i love your pictures. Beautiful flowers and the visitors:) From MOM

lorik said...

You have used those beautiful birds to make beautiful images. I love the combination of the flowers with their bright colours but best of all I like them against the white flowers.
Thank you for sharing them on Mandarin Orange Monday:)

FOREST SNAPPER said...

Great birds ..great colours and a great blog, i have realy enjoyed my visit to your place.




peter

Liva`s said...

So much beauty in your pictures - and this bird was so colorful :-) Thank you for stopping by my waxwing ! Greetings from Liva

i stora drag said...

Such a beauties, both the birds and the flowers and the trees! Love it1
Greetings Pia

Adam Jones said...

Very colourful birds.

Jana said...

those colours, the wildlife around in Australia is simply breathtaking, greatly captured, thanks for this!

Gary said...

Beautiful birds and flowers!! Boom & Gary of the Vermilon River, Canada.

mick said...

Great photos. I have Rainbow Lorikeets at my place as well but they come for the Grevillea flowers.

Georgianna said...

Oh, my goodness! I thought we had beautiful birds in our property – these are astounding! Have never even heard of them. Fabulous images!

Mary Howell Cromer said...

Oh the delight to have witness to these amazingly beautiful birds...my heart would just swim from the emotions. These are all just bright and beautiful...thank you~

Maurizio Riccio said...

Gorgeous captures. Really stunning.

Neil said...

Beautiful birds although a bit noisy at times.

Stewart M said...

I remember the first time I saw the Rainbow L's and the Fairy Wrens - I could not believe the colours! They still shock me today and I've been seeing them for over 15 years!

Thanks for linking to WBW

Stewart M - Australia

Tezzie said...

Really?! OMG...that is a spectacular bird! Seriously...you must live in paradise.

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