Shara and I

Shara and I

Wednesday, 1 April 2015

A morning of rain a afternoon of sunshine.

 This morning just poured rain we had buckets full but it all drained away very fast and now the sun is out so we are all outside enjoying the sunshine for as long as it lasts,

 Kidney is looking her age today, she about 14 years old and looking stout and a bit frumpy but always had a fierce temper.
 This is how much rain we had in a few hours, these are my new project and I only put them here the other day to see if they would fit in the space so they half filled with rain water in a couple of hours and they are under a tree.
 Under here is Drummy's house she moved out well I'm not sure if she ever moved in but she sleeps near the back door, I think she would like to move into the house but her toilet habits are just not good enough for that.

 Lovely and sunny now.

 Angus is visiting for two days while his people get ducked air conditioning fitted, but  he was cooped up inside this morning not to his liking so he is happy to roam around the garden and see if there are any changes.
 Kidney showing him around
 When not sitting in the sun catching some rays.

This is my summer spider, he sure has a very impressive web, the stick is there to knock it down if we are expecting guests to visit most people go up the side but it pretty good for discouraging salesmen and other people who knock on you door when you are busy with something and just don't want to go away.

Friday, 27 March 2015

All about the birds.

I've not been on the internet for a few days my son was down from QLD,  he found this little fellow out the front of our place the other day very quiet and a bit stiff, most likely hit by a car hope he hasn't broke anything, yesterday he just lay in he corner, no movement at all but today he is sitting up. We sat outside with him with the door open but no go he wasn't ready to leave.
This is a cat basket but it's had more birds in it, Pidge lived in it for about 2months when he first came to live with us, he had a broken wing and leg, he was found on Roberts rd by the Beer Fairy, and came home inside his shirt, he was a terrible mess now he is a very fine bird but still never flies far from home.
So I watched the doves now this is Drumstick's food bowl.
This little bloke was enjoying her food
but along came Pidge, it's not even his food but he was protecting it for Drummy.
He makes himself twice the size and tells the little bloke who is boss

It doesn't work, they ignore him and their mates come around for a feed too, we were sitting not very far away watching the drama unfold, Pidge went back to his area and sulked for the rest of the day .
He is picking up a bit but still not coming out .

This was why my son was down him and the beer fairy put up new rails on the outdoor eating area, the rail were rotting out so had to be repaired, lot of work this being a landlord.

The dogs were inside they are so licky, not very old still pups really.
This morning we left the cage outside again with the door open and the little fellow was out the door in 5 minutes.
Of course the wild bird who stayed with us for a couple of days was named Mr or Mrs Larry Keats.   By the time son was ready to go home the little fellow was well enough  to go home too.
We released him early in the morning yesterday and he was off like a shot, flying ok and his mates were in trees nearby so he will be ok.

Monday, 23 March 2015

Getting ready for autumn, all sleepy.

This is a sleepy sleepy Leeroy she keeping a eye out to see if anyone is looking at the house next door, the people who were renting it moved out yesterday.
Drummy is showing her new tail area, she has no tail yet but lots of new soft feathers much better than a nude bum, you know we would look much better with feathers.
Kidney is sleepy too the weather is cooling off and all my little animal friends are adjusting to sleeping more.
This poor thing just rotted away, I stopped watering it a while back but nothing helped.
My pumpkins and chillies

Only one flower left.
But the moth vine is flowering, nothing kills this but it does look pretty when flowering.
Aren't these things supposed to grow on the ground mine are all up trees or on fences.
I've cleaned up our sitting area but we still need the areoguard and his lordships buts tray.

I've been sweeping all morning, so many leaves, we had lots of wind last night all tidy now for a day or two.  

Drummy keeps getting in the photos now her feathers are growing back she want's her picture taken when she was patchy she hid when I had the camera.

She is very pretty and back to chatting whenever she sees us, I missed her friendly talks.

Kidney drinking from the bird bath