Leaves for the season

Terri’s Sunday Stills: A Celebration of #Leaves

Well I don’t really have Autumn (Fall) here at my pace. My seasons are usually cold(ish) for a few weeks and dry (your Winter) or hot and wet, in a good season (your Summer) with mild weather for Autumn and Spring which can be a bit wet but is the best time to plant and get out in the garden. Basically wet and dry are my seasons.

I do like finding interesting leaves around the place. Some of the ones in this post are from lots of places but mainly in Australia

Terri asked for a song so one of my favourites, so please enjoy while you look at some leaves that I have found.

I wonder, does a Leafy Sea Dragon count?

Hope you had a bit of enjoyment from my leaf collection.

In my garden again

Terri’s Sunday Stills: Kinda Backyard #Birding

Have a song to scroll to

Well I have done a post on the birds plus other things In my garden yesterday morning and long comes a photo challenge from Terri but this time only birds that come into my garden.

This post is some of the birds I couldn’t include in the last post as it would have been too long. Enjoy a few more backyard birding photos.

A Noisy Friarbird on a cold morning

Red-backed Wrens are a small delight to see

As are Superb Fairy Wrens

Red-browed Firetail Finches are often hopping about when the grass seeds are around

So are the Double-barred Finches

Fucous Honeyeaters are in the lower part of my place and occasionally come to the garden

Rufous Whistlers have been around since Spring and their song resounds in the bush

Golden Whistlers are in the gullies either side of the house and venture into the garden every now and then

Grey Fantails are often a bit showy

Little Thornbills are very quick and hard to spot. This is a Yellow-rumped Thornbill

The Striated Pardalote make nests in the sides of gullies. This one has made a hole on part of the garden and will fly out if I walk too close.

Spotted Pardalotes are so colourful and a quick flash in the garden

There are Leaden Flycatchers calling in the garden now

I love the purple eyes of Satin Bowerbirds

The female Satin Bowerbird is not as showy

I almost forgot to include a couple of parrots. The Musk Lorikeet has great markings

Crimson Rosella are quite a sight as they always arrive in numbers

The most surprising visitor to my garden was the Critically Endangered Regent Honeyeater in 2015. This rare bird became a bit of a celebratory for me as many long time birders have never seen one and there it was in my garden.

Acres of ochre

Terri’s Sunday Stills: Fall Colour Challenge – Acres of #Ochre

It’s Spring here in Australia so I may have to delve into the achieves for a bit of ochre.

Towering

Terri’s Sunday Stills: Towering Turmoil

I don’t know about the turmoil part but I sure I can get on with a bit of towering. Here’s a song to listen while having a scroll

I guess I did find a bit of towering turmoil after all. The good news is that the big Tallow Wood tree on my place is alive and standing and has new growth after the devastating fires of last year. In case you didn’t know here is a bit of what happened at Durranbah

Good Morning and Aperitivo

Terri’s Sunday Stills: The Rise and Set of the Sun

I have been going into the archives of late as my limit of images and words is getting close to full and I don’t want to spend more as I really can’t justify going to the next level. I don’t have enough time to get into my blog and start deleting the old stuff which I really must do. You may wonder why I am rattling on I guess. Well these photo are new ones from the past week.

Why have I titled my post Good Morning, well it is sunrise a almost a week ago when I was at the coast. Sunrise from my place is really boring as I live in a forest and don’t really see a full wonderful sunrise.

and aperitivo? At sunset it is far too early to say good night. Sunset is a lovely time to sit and enjoy the sunset with a glass of wine or your favourite drink, and some lovely snacks, light biscuits, crackers, cheese, olives or sun dried tomatoes or capsicum for the naughty like me potato chips or as I have found recently sweet potato chips. So have your glass ready and lets salute the setting sun.

Vale Dame Vera

In the garden

Terri’s Sunday Stills: #Plant Life Grows Around Us

I had intended doing a walk around the garden today but rain, glorious rain stopped that adventure. Here is a bit of a glimpse at my garden from the 2020 archives.