Yes I have been absent for a little while once again. Where do the days go? I have recovered nicely from my dreaded lurgy and am busy stitching a new project. I can't show anything just at the moment but as soon as I have progressed a little further I will share a sneeky peeky with you all.
As you have all read for the past however many months about my feathered tails WHOOPS! tales..hehe..of the many visitors I have come to my backyard, I just thought I would paint a little picture of my humble dwelling. Anyone would think that with all the wildlife that wines and dines in my yard that I live out on a farm or a HUGE property, somewhere in the country but I don't. I was thinking about it yesterday, about how bizarre it all is that these beautiful creatures venture into my yard, not just for a brief visit but for a long holiday even staying permanently. Kind of like when a friend or family member comes to visit and never goes home, but less work.
Well I live on the beautiful sunny central coast of NSW in Australia. I am actually right on a peninsula so we are surrounded by water, yes it is leafy and we have gorgeous beaches at arms length but still quite suburban. I live in a normal street 5 minutes drive from the town centre on a 600 square metre block, in a very happy house and we are lucky enough to have "Blackwall Mountain" right across the road. A mountain that houses some spectacular wildlife. So why come to my place I ask? They have a sanctuary all of their very own with everything a buzzard could ever want but still they seem to come into my yard. Not the neighbours in my street, my yard. I am not complaining but I just think it's kind of freaky.
My delightlful cheeky friend "Cranberry" the Brush Turkey is still residing with us, and I have grown very fond of him. He even comes when I call him now. He growing at a rather alarming rate though I must add and is looking rather spunky sporting a small fuzzy mohawk on top of his head now. The very sad looking bum fluff feather is still dangling from his backside though. Not very attractive. The magpies still visit everyday, especially Hector. He seems to be the leader and eats out of my hand. We were even blessed to have one of my favourite favourite birds in the yard the other day and in fact 2 days in a row. The king of the bush......A Kookaburra! I grabbed some snaps and Jack even managed a good one as well. Check him out!
The photo just doesn't do him justice. He was magnificent!
Can you see the blue on his back feathers? It was so intense. He just popped in for some afternoon tea on our back deck. The deck that is still half painted I might add. That's a "One day" job!
And here is the pic that Jack took.
A bit fuzzy but he managed to get quite close to him. So this is "My Sanctuary". Do you think maybe I should get out more? LOL.
Just to change the subject, I will be doing another giveaway very soon. It will be my new pattern of the "Easter Egg Express" so stayed tuned. So until next time........
Fluffed up "In Stitches"