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Monday, February 20, 2012

Monday Morning!

Good morning everyone. I hope you will indulge me this morning as I wax lyrical again about my little brightly coloured feathered friends the 'rainbow lorikeets'. I think I love them because they are gifted in the talking department like me. I really wanted to write down this experience and share it with you other wildlife lovers out there. So if that's not you look away now.  As I was returning from my early morning walk this morning (I pass a sports field with a structure on it with a guttered roof) I saw all these lorikeets and there must have been at least 20 or more all along the roof of this structure. It looked like a scene from Alfred Hitchcocks film "The Birds" I have seen them massed in trees at dusk but not like this. I had to stand still and watch them for a while to see what they were doing. I thought perhaps there was blossom or seeds on the roof but they seemed to be in the guttering itself. As I went a little closer I could see they were all relishing an early morning bathe as there was water trapped in the guttering and what's more they were all taking turns. Washing and preening themselves, splashing the water over the sides of the guttering and sqwarking to each other. Hopping up on the roof so someone else could have a turn. It was such a delightful thing to see and it was a lovely way to start the day so I thought I would share it. Of course I didn't have my camera with me. The ones in the photo are in my palm tree in my garden. Observing Nature never fails to bring me joy.
Now I did do some stitching yesterday. Basting a quilt together actually which I quite enjoyed accompanied by my "Songs from a Secret Garden" cd rather loudly I might add. I have tried pins etc. but I am a boring old fashioned girl and like the process of basting the layers of a quilt together.
I also did some more designing and drawing and added to my pile of Japanese blocks. They are looking so pretty and I can't wait to start stitching them together in rows.

I hope you have a great start to your week and find some 'stitching' time today.
Blessings Michelle xx


  1. I love watching the birds too... they are always so amusing..... your blocks are looking great... I'm looking forward to them in rows ....

  2. i love watching the birds also Michelle,they are quite amuzing at times.Lovely sneak peek and boy you are motoring along with your Japenese blocks,well done.xx

  3. I'm another one that loves watching the lorikeets. They are so cute even if they are very noisy.
    I wish I liked hand basting!

  4. Love your story of the birds! They're so brightly colored and lovely. How fun to see so many taking a bath together. That must be the "spa".

    You're really getting a lot of those Japanese blocks together, looking good!

  5. That would have been a wonderful sight to enjoy!

  6. I also really enjoy watching the birds on our block. I have many bird baths set arounfd for them.
    Lovely blocks..

  7. It appears we were on the same wave length this morning! Love the birds too! :)

  8. We have two huge trees in our backyard that attract all manner of birds. I often spend time outside in the morning watching them. It's a lovely way to start the day.


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