The seasons bring constant and beautiful change in the garden and I can watch this change in the “Moonlight” Grevillea that grows at eye level from the back deck. Way back in July, mid-winter over here, It started to send out the curious, curly flower buds. Slowly they opened to reveal the intricate shape of the flower head.It drips with nectar and the birds love it. The colourful Rainbow Lorikeet is a joy to watch. They arrive in groups and squabble and squawk as they hustle to find the best flower.
The Noisy Miner is a constant visitor and flocks of them dominates the garden, aggressively chasing away all other birds. He has a wicked looking eye.
It is a pleasure to sit on the deck, with our cuppa or glass of wine, and watch the constant display of nature.
It is now mid-spring and the flowers have changed to seeds.
I took these photos this morning from the deck as the rain poured down. It has been torrential rain for days and the garden is squelchy and soggy. But I welcome the rain as very soon it will be summer and the blazing sun will quickly dry the ground again.
Then last week I was delighted and happy to see the Pale headed Rosella arrive for a feed. How cute he looked as he daintily clutched the seeds in his claw and nibbled at them.
I haven’t seen this beautiful native parrot around for years. He is a very nervous and shy bird and I carefully and quietly took a photo through the window. But he saw me and with a flutter he flew away. I hope he comes back again.
Amy gives us this weeks photo challenge “change”.
It has been a while since I joined the photo challenge, or did any blogging, but finally I have sorted the Broken Hill road trip photos into some semblance of order. So I will take you on a trip outback soon…