Thursday, September 14, 2006

Just too Cute AND Beautiful by half !

Such a fun day with grandson Luca. Sand and water is always a good combination, and the occasional game of 'tennis' with Grandma for variety.




Yesterday I mentioned that we have been visited by an odd pair of Rosellas - one Eastern and one Crimson. They were back today and it would seem by their behaviour that they have actually become a pair. Interesting to speculate on what their babies may be like.

I have lightened the photos a little to shows the colours in their plumage to better effect. In both photos the Crimson Rosella is on the left and the Eastern Rosella on the right. (Please click on the photos for a better view.)

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20 comments:

susan said...

What a cutie! Love the hair!

Reflection Through The Seasons said...

Oh! what a gorgeous grandson Luca is. I just adore his blond curls. I know you have great times with him.

The birds are beautiful. I’m amazed at their colour. As you know we just don’t have birds in Britain with such vibrant colours. Keep us posted about their relationship. Marion

Linda A said...

Incredible. I'm awed at the infinite creativity of God.. and how much He has done to simply delight His children...;-D
Love your pictures. I'm going to have to put up a feeder and forget the tales of inviting mice and then snakes. lol

Linda A said...

I think the best flower in your garden might be that towheadus grandbabyae.

Motherkitty said...

Gorgeous grandson Luca and gorgeous, colorful little birds. My question is: what is that little white bird sitting there watching the two larger colorful birds?

Most of us would give our eyeteeth to see birds like these at our feeders.

PEA said...

Luca is so adorable and I'm always in awe of his blond curls:-) The rosellas are such gorgeous birds and now with the lightened pictures, I can really see their colours. Beautiful!!

Apple said...

What a cutie! I should build a sandbox for next year, nine just dig in the garden.

The birds are beautiful. We only see birds that colorful here in cages.

sharonkay said...

Luca is so cute, and it must be warm there now with him playing outside in the sand and water. I clicked on the pictures of the birda and the color is wonderful. I am at Lavender and Lace now, come visit when you can...Sharon Kay

Alice said...

Motherkitty - the little white bird is very tame, eats and drinks nothing and makes no mess. He is made of terracotta and is a fixture on the edge of the bird feeder.

Linda - if you have an open, hanging feeder like the ones in the photos I shouldn't think you would have any problem with mice and snakes.

Thank you all for your lovely comments.

Kerri said...

Love that white Aussie sand! And the little towhead - precious! He has a head full of curls that some girls would really envy! What a cutie pie. Yep, I can see Grandma has lots of fun when he comes. Probably Grandpa too :)
Beautiful birds! That's really unusual that they seem to be a pair. No racial prejudice there :)

meggie said...

How lovely to see the birds so clearly. We only seem to get the Lorikeets now, occasionally, & since we had our old wooden pergola replaced with a metal one, they dont come to mate anymore. We have only ever had one lonely Eastern Rosella come to visit, but dont have a feeer now.

Loved the pics of Luca!

Tammy said...

Luca is a cutie and looks like he is having a grand time!!
those birdies are just to beautiful...I would love to have them to gaze upon!!
:-D

Calidore said...

Ohhh how cute is Luca - and the apple of his Grandma's eye too I bet...lol.

Linda A said...

Here in Florida, many MH parks or retirement villages don't allow bird feeders because the dropped seeds call rats and mice and they call snakes... I never had a problem anywhere else, so may just try it.. thanks

Val said...

What wonderful curls! I am always attracted to kids and adults with that kind of hair. Put off cutting them as long as possible. My youngest had curls like that until he was 2 when I cut them off - they never returned. Sob!

Abandoned in Pasadena said...

Luca is so cute and is he planning on making a sand castle by wetting the sand? Kids are so clever. I love his beautiful curls.

Do you have ANY ordinary gray looking birds in Australia? Every bird that has been shown always has such colorful feathers. You have such spectacular looking birds. It would be very interesting to see these two different birds get together...really...how much prettier can they get?
I would give anything to look out into my back yard and see such lovely birds.

Marlene Depler said...

Luca is adorable! Aren't grandchildren the best?!?!?! My three grandchildren from Bosnia are coming to my house for a visit next week. Can't wait to smother them with kisses and hugs. I am watching my youngest granddaughter, Laura, this eveing while her parents went out to dinner for her daddy's birthday. At the moment she is taking a nap. Laura is almost seven months old.

Alice said...

Sandy (AIP) - yes indeed, we have grey ordinary looking birds too. Round here we have sparrows, blackbirds, grey wattle birds, black currawongs, black & white magpies and mudlarks, various wrens and honeyeaters. I'll try and get some photos of some of them for you.

My float said...

I love the name Luca. It's so strong and interesting. I considered Luca for my son after visiting the town Lucca in Italy but finally decided against it. Beautiful photos - thanks for the lovely message

Kati said...

I just finished the book The Road From Coorain, by Jill Ker Conway. Her descriptions of the landscapes of Australia were fascinating. Your birds reminded me of a statement she made regarding the absence of song-birds in Australia? Really? Well, you make up for it in colour!