When our bottle brush tree flowers it is a striking sight and obviously a nectar haven attracting birds large and small. The bright mass of native blooms are short lived which makes it all the more special. The aptly named Rainbow Lorikeets along with the tiny Silver birds and the resplendent Scarlet Honeyeaters each seem to take turns to hop from branch to branch, feasting all the way.
Early one morning I witnessed a small group of male and female Figbirds having a feeding frenzy on our neighbour's Orange Jasmine/Murraya tree. The berries/seeds soon dissapperaed - as indeed has most the tree as it has been lopped off below the foliage in a major gardening trimming since then.
Spring showers have brought welcome relief from a long, dry winter. Everywhere you look the grass and trees are vivd green. In fact the lawns need mowing every few days! We have poppies and other beautiful country classics filling our small garden patch with gorgeous dots of colour - much to the delight of myself and the bees!
Here and there I've taken a few minutes to continue stitching my Ice-cream Soda blocks with fabric choices reflecting the season. In fact there are definite hints of Christmas to be seen....
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