Tuesday, June 22, 2010

Winter Garden

We have had some brilliant winter weather lately, with crisp, cool days and clear nights. Today has been rather colder and the skies are grey. We had our usual winter load of wood delivered yesterday, just in time too. Nothing better to sit by a warm, toasty fire when it is cold outside.
The top photo is of a pair of Tawny Frogmouths perching in a liquidamber tree (next to our house). They are a night bird, like owls.

The lovely winter foliage on our Nashi Pear tree,  I am enjoying the reds, yellows and orange colours, the leaves will be gone soon........We do get fruit on this tree, but those cheeky parrots usually beat us to them.

A golden yellow Abutilon flower, or 'chinese lantern', glowing in the morning sun.

I love the berries on this Ardisia, slowly they are all turning red.

Well my dears, time to light the fire and cook a family dinner.
Cheerio for now, do drop by later, I'll put the kettle on.
Sandi x
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Sandrine said...

Oh yes it is cooolish now my dear!I see the beautiful birds are back!Another baby?

mandapanda said...

Oh Sandi, you know how jealous I am? I've been searching everywhere for tawnys and they're no where to be seen. Well, except for a dead one I found in the park. And one that swooped in front of the car on the way back from the beach. We stopped, but the pic of him didn;t turn out too well as not only is our flash not too great, but the mozzies were in plague!!! I had over 200 bites just from taking 2 pics of the silly bird.
Man, I am jealous!!!!

Janice said...

Your tawny frogmouths look like they are keeping each other warm in your cooler weather. Stay snug in front of your fire.

Jo in TAS said...

I love your backyard and it's variety of visitors!

Anonymous said...

its funny you talking about winter when its the height of summer here in the uk! lovely photos :)