Saturday, 17 August 2019

Saturday Critters - Birds in my garden

A couple of weeks ago when Jose was trimming the lemon/mandarin tree in our garden he noticed that there were two little doves already in the nest. 
I used to see the Mother or Father dove sitting on the nest before but had no idea the babies had been born.
This is probably the 4th or 5th time the doves have nested in the same nest.

Mother dove sitting on the nest
We put the step ladder closer to the tree and I took some photos of the 2 tiny featherless doves.

Just about a week later they had flown the nest and they are now the most recent visitors to my bird feeder.
It's quite amusing to see that whenever I go and put seeds in the feeder,  I'm still busy there when the two small doves suddenly appear and wait on the back fence just a metre away.
As soon as I turn my back they first fly to one of the branches of the tree and then hop onto the feeder.

The two little doves now eating at my bird feeder

Friday afternoon Jose and I went to visit some friends who live in the nearby Air Force Retirement Village. They have a beautiful garden with plenty of fruit trees, vegetables and flowers. 
They gave us a basket full of plants for our garden and some avocados from their trees.

When we were sitting inside having tea and cake I spotted a couple of ducks just outside their front porch.
Apparently their neighbour feeds them, so they pop around every afternoon 😉. Very cute.

Linking to Saturday Critters, please check Eileen's blog for more birds and other critters.

Have a wonderful weekend wherever you are in the world.
Ours will be cold and wet.
We've had warmer days, but the last couple of days the temperature has dropped, and the rain has been heavy. As I write this post the rain is pelting on the windows due to the high winds.

Today we had 8C min. and 17C max. (46F & 63F), but it will drop tomorrow to 5C min. and 15 max. (41 to 59F).  
Luckily from Monday the sun is back full time and the temperatures go up again. 
Just two weeks to go until the official start of Spring, can't wait...

Wednesday, 14 August 2019

Signs - Like no place on earth

Taken on my last visit to Sydney in June this year, of the P & O Pacific Explorer, one of the big cruise ships that I saw docked at Circular Quay.
It certainly wasn't the largest I saw in Sydney during the 18 months I visited the city, but it was the closest cruise ship I got to, as I cruised by on a ferry, on a day trip to Mosman.

As of today, Tom has taken over the Signs meme , so pop over to see more signs from around the world.

Monday, 12 August 2019

Monday Mural - People

Going through my Draft posts I found lots of murals awaiting to be posted, and this is one of them.

This was part of over a dozen murals painted at Curtin University in April 2016 for the Public Form Festival 2016. Painted at the Science and Engineering Building 204, by Perth artist and illustrator Jae Criddle. Not the nicest one of the bunch for sure!

If you like murals or have a mural you'd like to post, this meme is for you. 
Just follow the Linky steps below.   Be sure to link back to this blog and visit your fellow mural bloggers.  Looking forward to your mural finds this week.  

Monday Mural opens at 12,01am *Western Australian time" on Mondays.
Thanks, Sami. 

And these are all the other murals that I photographed at Curtin University. 
I was lucky enough to catch some of the artists at work 😉:

Wednesday, 7 August 2019

Signs - Where will I meet you?

Sign from my local "Coffee Club", a cafe chain with branches across Australia and New Zealand.
Not being a coffee drinker, the only time I frequent the place is when I meet up with some work colleagues every couple of months, and then I'll order a Hot chocolate in Winter or an Iced Chocolate in Summer.
They also have a splendid choice of breakfasts.

For more signs from around the world follow this link.

The paper serviette had a great message too, which I totally agree with, as I think the modern selfie craze is ridiculous!

Monday, 5 August 2019

Monday Mural - Family

On the Saturday 20th July, when I drove to Safety Bay to buy the Fusion mineral paints, on my return home I went past a new residential development called "The Edge", in the suburb of Baldivis, about 30min south of where I live.

In the big park in the middle of the development were two pavilions with murals by Stormie Mills with his mainly monochromatic iconic characters. 
Painted in 2017 and titled "Family".
The artist was born in Northern Wales and moved to Perth with his family when he was 3.

If you like murals or have a mural you'd like to post, this meme is for you; 
Just follow the Linky steps below.   Be sure to link back to this blog and visit your fellow mural bloggers.  Looking forward to your mural finds this week.  
Thanks, Sami. 


It was a nice park with lots of child friendly play areas, barbecue area, and a large grassed area for the residents to enjoy.
On top of a gigantic tree some loud noises made me look up, and I saw a couple of Australian Ringneck parrots and I noticed one of them coming out of a hole in the tree.

Tree where the Ringneck parrots were hiding

Other murals from Stormie Mills that I have posted on my blog: