With Wings That Are Free

“Birds have wings; they’re free; they can fly where they want when they want. They have the kind of mobility many people envy.” ~Roger Tory Peterson

With Wings That Are Free

On our way out to the outback, we stopped at a local cafe in Manildra, NSW for an old-fashioned or traditional breakfast with coffee, toast, fried eggs and sausages. Taken last 31 July 2012 with Wendy.

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Spring Blooms

Featuring some of the spring blooms found in our vicinity, a little compound where old people resides. Some plants were already there as part of the compound’s landscape and some plants were grown and maintained by the residents.

Rose bloom in autumn of 2008.

Rose bloom in autumn of 2008.

My own green garden patch. This serves as my fortress.

Nancy's Rose

Nancy's Rose

The last bloom, this year’s autumnal left over growing across my little garden patch. Planted and maintained by Nancy. She blooms on a very high stem that I have to climbed up and reached out for the long stem to take this picture.

Royal majestic wings

Royal majestic wings

In their royal majestic bearing, this flower plant grows by the fence inside our tiny village and also maintained by an old lady. The floral characteristic of this plant seem to be similar to that of the Sweet Peas except that they grow in a shrub. They look like purple tiny butterflies to me.

Name anon growing in shrub

Name anon growing in shrub

Anything orange of this depth composition I always call Tangerine. Like the Royal Majestic Wings, I also do not know its name. Pardon for the royal name of the purple flower, I just named that myself. It is not its official name. This one, I do not know what name to give this. So let me just call this Tangerine.

This also grows in the vicinity of our village right in the backyard of an old man who keeps all the birds on a tall big tree by installing a bird feeder and that’s enough to attract some noisy neighbours. What else but the birds!

Noisy neigbours

Noisy neigbours

Feasting from the bird feeder, these rainbow lorikeets are the noisiest we can find in our vicinity.

More floral story here.

Springtime Quietude

Spring caroms to life

Spring caroms to life

A miracle wonder

A miracle wonder

I learned that inspiration does not come like a bolt, nor is it kinetic, energetic striving, but it comes into us slowly and quietly and all the time, though we must regularly and every day give it a little chance to start flowing, prime it with a little solitude and idleness. — Brenda Ueland

Pink Azalea kissed by the rain

Pink Azalea kissed by the rain

Spring is back! All things are awaken from its long winter hibernation. Life that had been temporarily suspended from living so it could take reprieved from feeling over worked, over fatigued and over exhausted  would be able to recharge, to re-energize and to gain back nourishment has now resumed to normal function like this Yellow Grevillea here. Actually Grevilleas don’t die. They just stop blooming at the call of fall. Though they lazed, they don’t shed their clothes off  like some non perennials.

Yellow Grevillea

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Spring brings promise of lovely days, warm days and sunny days. Spring is life! It is a very special  season that makes the weather caroms the nocturnal habitats of nature back to its perpetual habitation at this time of year.

With the exception of the last two or three successive days, the Spring in our area was tainted with gloom and for a little while  was sulking being soaked in the cold again. It only sneezed a few drips of drizzle from the sky and quickly dried up as if the hands of the earth hurriedly wiped off  its lachrymal canal.

The buds and floral tips of the tree

The buds and floral tips of the tree

Springing back to life

Springing back to life

As am tapping my keyboard, the day looks beautiful outside. The vast expanse of the ethereal sky is highly inhabited by immaculate cumulus clouds nestling one after the other.

A ratty cloud with a pony tail

A ratty cloud with a pony tail

On the northern sphere it is embedded by a monstrous cumulonimbus clouds that threaten the pleasant mood of the day. Oh, oh, guess what’s going to happen tonight? But the air is mildly breezy and cool.

Cumulus clouds on the northern sky

Cumulus clouds on the northern sky

Cumulus (weather symbol – Cu) clouds belong to the Clouds with Vertical Growth group. They are puffy white or light gray clouds that look like floating cotton balls. Cumulus clouds have sharp outlines and a flat base. Cumulus clouds generally have a lower cloud deck of 1000m and a width of 1km.

Cumulus clouds can be associated with good or bad weather. Cumulus humilis clouds generally show up on a warm summer day and are associated with fair weather. These clouds have only slight vertical growth and they are detached with lots of blue sky in between. Cumulus congestus clouds are usually associated with bad weather. These clouds grow to great heights and usually become cumulonimbus clouds. Their tops look like cauliflower heads and indicate that light to heavy showers can occur”.

The song of the spring

The song of the spring

Meanwhile, these birds also spring back to their old habit of creating their symphony one more time to fill the deafening silence of this village with their brand of music that echoes on the air. They dispel the quietude of spring!