I do hope you have had a good Christmas. Here on the south coast of Victoria the summer weather has begun and many families have come to the seaside for the long school holidays. Among the sights I have noticed in recent days have been some beautifully colourful birds .
This Rainbow Lorikeet * was feasting on the nectar from a eucalypt in our garden.
Here are two Galahs * feeding on seeds in the grass in front of a neighbours house.
I was especially delighted to capture this photo of a male Blue wren * (malurus cyaneus) in the heathland above Bells Beach. It is a very small bird, shy and very quick in its movements and so hard to photograph.
At the last class with my teacher, our exercise was to make a Christmas arrangement. I wanted to make something a little understated and was pleased when I found two Goddess Lilies * (Zantedeschia aethiopica). I inserted two small red Christmas baubles in the throat of each. I have arranged them with some deites leaves in matching black suibans (shallow ikebana vessels) so that they could be placed on a buffet or as a table decoration.
With best wishes and seasons greetings from
27th December 2014
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