Saturday, 12 October 2013

Spring 2013 #2

Our glorious spring continues in Australia. I'm not certain of the names of most of these flowers (ok the tulips are obvious) but can still rejoice in their beauty. 










And it's always fabulous to see some birds. This duck was standing about in the tree on one leg for ages.
Australian Wood Duck
(Chenonetta jubata)


And this one was gone in a moment. But there are lots of them around at the moment, I'm seeing them pretty much every day on my walks. 

Sacred Kingfisher
(Todiramphus sanctus)
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18 comments:

ktford said...

thanks for sharing ...
great photos :-)!

vicki (skiourophile) said...

Lovely! It's beautiful at the moment in Adelaide - blossom everywhere.

Brona Joy said...

Even Sydney is having a glorious blossoming spring this year :-)

One of your pinks is a daisy and did I also spy a jacarandah bud?

Maybe the first pic is a hibiscus?

They made my eyes itch and nose twitch from here!!

drbethnolan said...

Beautiful pictures!! Thanks for sharing! beth beth's book-nook blog

Joy said...

I'm guessing from a long way away in Missouri (but we have a terrific Botanical Garden here, which is the only reason I have any guess at all), but I think the top two are of a cherry tree, a double blossom variety. The next one appears to be a pink dogwood.

I'm stuck after that!

Nice photos!

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Susan Lindquist said...

Wow! As we go into a glorious fall, it's so nice to see an equally glorious springtime unfolding down under! Beautiful flowers and that kingfisher is just beautiful!

Peggy Ann said...

Beautiful photos but that kingfisher is stunning!

Martha Eskuchen said...

The flowers are beautiful. The one pink with four petals does look like a dogwood. I like the duck too and the color on the kingfisher is amazing. Great photos. Thanks for sharing.

marveloustales.com said...

Sometimes knowing too much information spoils it--I'd rather just enjoy the flowers and not worry about their names--what if it's not a pretty name? :)

grammajudyb said...

Live the color of the kingfisher. The flowers are awesome too, my sis would know the name of each....I however, do not. But I like them even though they are nameless.

Vicki said...

Love the flowers, especially the purple one!

Great shots of the birds! I like the one standing on one food, and love the blue color of the Kingfisher, and it looks good with the yellow!

Anne Bennett said...

I'm posting a Fall photo, you a Spring one. I'd love to know the names of the lovely flowers.

Anne's Snapshot Saturday

Stacy at The Novel Life said...

oh my those flowers are absolutely divine! the first two pictures are my favorite ~ that shade of pink is my "signature color!" and wow, the kingfisher is such a vibrant color! beautiful pictures!

Paulita said...

There's something that makes your breathing lighter in the spring, don't you think? Thanks for sharing that. The flowers are beautiful.

Elizabeth said...

Gorgeous flowers. THANKS for sharing.

I don't have a Saturday Snapshot, but wanted to stop by anyway.

Elizabeth
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Deb Nance at Readerbuzz said...

All of these are completely new to me. Beautiful, as truly exotic-looking things always are.

Melinda Ott said...

Great pictures! It is always fun to see pictures from the other hemisphere!

Louise said...

Those two images are the same plant- in the orchard part of the gardens. Possibly a cherry or plum.

I do think that third one is a dogwood. There are a number of these trees around here, it's nice to discover what they are.

The two purple flowers are the same plant. The second one just an individual unopened- not a jacaranda. The flowers looked a bit like a tree form of foxglove. I don't know if that exists though.