Tuesday, September 30, 2014

Spring Holidays


Grevillea Lavendulacea










Some wearable sewing - for me!


Eureka Lemon


Magpie


Sunbathing snapdragons






Crested Hawk/Pacific Baza




Local paper photo shoot


Spring and school holidays make for a wonderful combination for colour and activity. A new visitor to our backyard was yesterday's Crested Hawk, also known as the Pacific Baza (caught on camera by one of the children). Our two week school/homeschool holiday is over half way through - a fact I will try to ignore for now, enjoying each life-filled day as it comes.


Sharing at Wild Bird Wednesday, SkyWatch Friday.

46 comments:

Jette Hollesen said...

Dear Karen

Lovely and posetive holiday photos!
I specially like the first photo-
okay can help it I am a flowerfreak...

Hugs
JetteMajken

Karen @ Pieces of Contentment said...

I like the first one too Jette - it’s a beautiful Australian native flower - and it requires not attention to grow well.

Mary said...

Incredible pictures, as always!!

the momma said...

You always make me want to move to Australia (well, except for the expensive sewing stuffs ;-)
Beautiful!

Nilya said...

Beautiful Pictures and I love that black fabric with flowers!

DeborahGun said...

your photography just captures each moment so perfectly. I really love the posed cricket shoot!

DeniseinVA said...

A lovely series of interesting photos. Never seen ant thin like your hawk before. He is a beauty! Loved the flower and the seedlings, your little girl with that neat Lego helicopter, all just great shots! Happy Spring to you :)

DeniseinVA said...

Sorry, auto correct went wacky on 'ant thin'. Should have been 'anything' :)

Algodão Tão Doce said...

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Siga-me e pegue o meu selinho!!!

Obrigada.

Beijos Marie.

geanina said...

as alway, very nice images!:)

Dirk Rosin said...

flotte bilder !

Fun60 said...

It must be wonderful to have the children home for the holidays to just enjoy those fun filled days.

Julie said...

Your bird photos are fabulous - and so different from what we see in NZ.

Barb said...

What happy spring-filled photos. I'm happy to visit you as my own garden is covered with snow and the birds have flown to warmer climes!

Ruby said...

Gorgeous pictures Karen!!

Janneke said...

Such a lovely spring holiday pictures! Especially the birds,the magpie is common here but we don't have Crested Hawks, you make excellent photos!

flowersandhome said...

Enjoy these Spring holiday days Karen! Love the variety of holiday pictures and keep being amazed at the wonderful birds you have visiting in the garden.
Marian

Debbie Harris said...

You take beautiful photos, Karen.
Those are quite the birds, just lovely.
Enjoy your spring weather.
Here in Colorado, we had snow for the first time this morning on the mountain behind our home. That is always so beautiful with the colors on the trees.
Sweet blessings to you, Debbie

Preeti said...

Wonderful snapshots! That bird is fierce and majestic! You get the best avian visitors. Enjoy every minute of your break xx

Jeanne said...

Love your shots and that first flower is such an amazing color. Can't believe how much miss E has grown! Think of you daily!

Tuynvrouwe said...

How beautiful is spring, we in Holland preparing for winter. We enjoy the fall. Kind regards, Anne-Marie

Mary Huey said...

Thanks for sharing the hawk photos, Karen -- looks so exotic compared to our North American hawks. And lovely to see a yellow lemon -- I just brought my little tree in off the patio and it has a dozen green ones, but it will be January before I see any hints of yellow. Enjoy the spring holiday time!

Anita Johnson said...

It's so refreshing to come here...spring again, beautiful birds...fun activities.

tinajo said...

As always, fun and colorful pics - thanks for sharing! :-)

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Lisa Gordon said...

I love these photographs, Karen, and it looks like you are having a beautiful spring!

Kim said...

Yay for holidays!! Ours have just started! Love, love, love the fabric of your wearable sewing. Do tell, what are you fashioning??

Elise Lea said...

Beautiful pictures! I hope to see more of that wearable sewing project in the future too!

Margaret Adamson said...

Great shots of the Pacific Baza, much better than mine last week. Great post.

janiceadcock said...

Great series of shots!

Spare Parts and Pics said...

A beautiful collection of shots! I like the light rays and colors in your sky photo.

Rachaeldaisy said...

Lots of wonderful memories of fun times are captured in your photos. Keep enjoying the holidays.

Seeing Each Day said...

That crested hawk looks like he has some attitude. Fantastic weather down this way for the holidays, looks like you're getting the same.

eileeninmd said...

Beautiful images! Your family is lovely, I hope they had a great holiday. You sky shots are pretty and I love the Crested Hawk, awesome looking bird.. Have a great weekend and happy skywatching!

Jim said...

Beautiful shots.
Sydney – City and Suburbs

ladyfi said...

What a lovely series of shots.

Light and Voices said...

I love the hawk photos and what a cute magpie. My favorite is the sky shot.
JM, Illinois U.S.A.

Stewart M said...

Great set of shots - lets hope the real sky-crane (which we call Elvis) does not get too much work this summer.

Cheers - Stewart M - Melbourne

s.c said...

Funny that the crested hawk looks like a cockatoo. A really disguise in the australian bird landscape. Also a great skywatch here. I like it.

Mary Cromer said...

Oh My Goodness, I love Raptors and had never even heard of a Crested Hawk before, NICE!!!

Gemma Wiseman said...

Looks as if you had some fine weather for the school holidays. Melbourne weather was kind at times, but liked to keep us on our toes with some big winds, grey skies and icy hail in between. Grand photos.

Thomas Lee said...

Beautifully composed sunrise/sunset.

Erica Sta said...

Dear Karen, again lovely captures of your Family and so pretty ones of the nature around.

Greetings by Heidrun

fredamans said...

All very nice shots! Love the flowers and sky shot.

Felicia said...

great series of images.

Indrani said...

Great series of captures. All taken so well.

Karen Hayward-King said...

A great series of photos ...love the birds and the sky one is spectacular...

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