Sunday, 14 September 2008

Simple Pleasures


How was your weekend? We had a very quiet weekend at home which was so lovely. Yesterday Harry and I were in the garden and we spotted some Rainbow Lorikeet's {very colourful Australian birds} in our beautiful old tree sucking the pollen & nectar out of the newly sprouted pretty orange flowers. Another sign that Spring is here!! It was so nice to spend the weekend enjoying simple pleasures just like this. What did you get up to?

5 comments:

Betsy said...

So funny that you are enjoying the beginning of spring, while we in the American south are DYING for the fresh breath of fall! I'm glad your weather is turning, hope for the same for us!

Callie Grayson said...

Beautiful photo!
and I love your site with photos of your store.
autumn is approaching here, but it doesn't feel like it with the humidity and all this rain from the hurricane down south. It's been nice to sit inside with the windows open listening to the rain while catching up on research through all these magazines.
-cg

My Land of Lovely said...

Beautiful photo Anna- certainly get a feel for the moment.

Catherine said...

Anna,

The bloom in this pic while absolutely gorgeous, looks a lot like it comes from a Coral tree. I live in a rural area where a lot of these trees are in paddocks. The trees in this area often collapse or drop really large branches with very little warning.

I really don't want to come off as panicky or preachy here, but I think I would be remiss if I didn't mention the possible risk to you and your family if this is that particular type of Coral tree. I've known of severe injuries that have occurred hanging a hammock from this type of tree and then having the tree sort of fold in on the occupant. I think it is mostly the mature trees that are risky...

A tree expert should be able to advise you if this is the risky type of Coral tree.

That being said I hope this tree is the exception and

Little Jane St said...

The lorikeet's are certainly out and about at the moment - so noisy, but can be easily forgiven when taking a moment to admire them...