Saturday, 24 September 2011


My long-time friend, Janice, has been enjoying her first tentative steps coaching canvas into life.  Her paintings are acrylic on canvas and she has just completed her second and third paintings, namely Erika Emu and Osmon Ostrich.

Janice is very talented,  designing and making just about anything crafty or artistic. She always thought it would be great to be able to paint, so this year decided to try her hand at this art form.

Erika Emu - a very precocious bird at only one month old.  I think she can probably be a bit of a scallywag and may need a close eye kept on her! 


Eric (Erika's brother - strong family resemblance, don't you think!) is enjoying hanging around with one of Janice's daughters.  Eric is proud to be the first ever of Janice's painting creations and has left her astounded from day one!

Osmon Ostrich - quite another story.  Osmon hasn't quite worked out what's what in this world yet, but still, he is fairly sharp for being less than a week old (at time of photograph).

Thursday, 22 September 2011

Birds, Birds, Birds!

Sulphur-crested cockatoos in full flight

The bird life at our place is amazing - we are blessed, and know it. 
Galah - so cheeky!

At any time of the day, we can walk out into the yard, or look out of a window, and see the constant activity of our feathered friends.

New Holland Honeyeaters
They seem to ignore our presence, and go about their business, flitting to and fro so quickly that my camera has a hard time capturing their activity.
Female Blue Wren

Wattle bird
Occasionally, though, I catch them sitting still for long enough to take a picture, so here are a few I've managed to grab.

Sulphur-crested cockatoos (I love 'em!)

I hope you enjoy them, too.

Monday, 5 September 2011


Since my last post, much has happened to keep me away from the computer. This includes preparation for a bonfire at our place.

A good number of friends and family turned up last week, and we had a lovely time together.

There is something mesmerising about a bonfire - it seems to hold one's attention just as a good TV program does!

Our 3-year old grandson Beren had his first experience of sparklers that night, too, and it was a joy to watch him in action.