In Perth, today (Sunday) it was cool and we so we didn't do much.
Yesterday the weather was great with temperatures going up to 30C so we did some gardening and loaded up on our Vitamin D!
Our loquat tree was pruned (by my husband) to remove all the old fruit as to avoid fruit fly. The tree was almost depleted of fruit, and what was on the tree was already brown and dry - friends of ours love loquats and they had been here to pick fruit a couple of times as at home only my husband eats it.
A couple of weeks ago we had a visit by these beautiful birds part of the Parrot family - Rainbow Lorikeet. (Thanks to Gill for giving me the right name!)
They love to eat fruit and pick on the loquats on the higher branches, but of course they also make a big mess dropping fruit on the floor, leaving half eaten fruit on the tree...
They aren't scared of people either, as my husband tried shooing them away and they just ignored him and carried on eating!
They're quite pretty though, aren't they? In Western Australia they are considered a pest as they were introduced into WA from other states and compete with local birds for food and nests.
|Can you see the half eaten fruit?|
During the week I sorted out the chest of drawers of the spare room and took a bag of clothes into the Salvation Army store (Salvos) in the neighbourhood. I couldn't help but have a peep around and of course walked out with more stuff. It's all for a good cause anyway, so glad to help out!
The trays and letter holder have already been "transformed"!
|A small basket (no use for it yet!), a letter holder and 2 trays - all from $3 to $5 each|