Digital Art – Rainbow Lorikeet

I took one of my photos of a Rainbow Lorikeet, and turned it into this cute piece of digital art. Did you notice the sweet ladybug? Also from another photo taken in the garden. Here’s hoping you’re having a wonderful day… ~ Julz

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Rainbow Lorikeets

These cute little guys have been playing in the front and backyard, they really love the red bottle brush trees…called Rainbow Lorikeets, had a ball watching and capturing them with a loaned Tamron 70-300mm lens…life does has it perks, but boy am I missing that lens. ~ Julz

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Bird of Paradise

In the very back corner of the back yard, I have this big terracotta pot, with a bird of paradise plant. To be honest it’s been so buried in plants I forgot it was still there. Some recent gardening and clean-up by Hubby uncovered it. Sadly there was only one flower spike but it’s so…

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Spring in the back garden

Playing in the backyard in sunny Spring afternoon, I had a pair of crows come to visit, who took a great interest in the dogs and the dogs them. Also had some more Rainbow Lorikeets. I loved the light and the sense of just being at peace and one with the garden, the birds and…

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Spring bees…

Technically honey bees are not native to Australia, we do have our own blue banded bees, but I don’t think I have actually ever seen one up close. Supposedly our natives don’t sting…or is that an urban myth? Anyway, honey bees are a lovely sight and perform such a big job. Before we changed our…

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Spring bugs…

While I was out the front with my macro lens this time, (really trying to make the most of the window on my weeping cherry blossoms, sadly they do not last long) I spotted a ladybug! I have not see one in such a long time… She (or he?) only stuck around for a few…

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Spring blossoms in black & white

What now seems like many years ago I planted two weeping cherry blossom trees in the front yard, on either side of the pond and in front of the main windows. They block and filter the sun in Summer and in Winter they are bare and let in sunlight. They are simply gorgeous, although my…

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Spring is nearly here

It’s technically still Winter here in Australia, but signs that Spring is nearly here are starting to show, out in my garden (still can’t really leave the house). Tiny buds are starting to shoot, my Hellebore is in subtle bloom, my clivia are in bud. I took some time to explore and enjoy in my…

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Summer Outings – Last of the Spring roses

I recently visited Mont De Lancey Historic Homestead, in Wandin for a private Christmas luncheon. Apart from the fun and frivolity of our affair, there was also time to wander the grounds with our cameras. I adore the Rose garden, so pretty. Sadly severe hot and windy weather the other week had taken its toll,…

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Spring Outings- Cloude Hill Gardens

Some days the weather is just too good to spend inside working, and fresh air and exercise is good for us, so after I had spent most of a recent workday busy on the PC and in the studio, I could not bear it any longer and just had to get out. Moth was home…

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