For anyone who might be feeling a little down at the moment!
Here’s a little bit of colour.
I am an Australian poet, writer, blogger, psychologist, wife, mother of two children, autism and environmental advocate, and mad animal lover
February 3, 2010 at 6:40 pm
They are beautiful creatures. I have been trying to google for reliable information about whether suicidal drowning provides an instant death. There seems to be some controversy between that method, and that of jumping from a high place. I have a suspicion, though, that rainbow lorikeets are the shattered remains of jumping souls that held some hope for reconciliation with their lost loved ones at the moment of impact. I can’t find any ethical discussions about the modes of suicide and their contribution toward the greater good, which take my suspicions into account!
February 4, 2010 at 8:55 am
Whether the death is instant is irrelevant – the repercussions live on for generations in those left behind. They are the ones who feel the real pain. I will pop over and see what my photo has inspired Brad. Thanks for stopping by and remember this one word:
February 4, 2010 at 11:47 am
The most cantankerous birds in the tree, beautiful to look at though. I saw the first pair outside my window a couple of days ago. That time of year again. How are you?
February 4, 2010 at 5:05 pm
They make a racket don’t they! I’m feeling a little blue at the moment, thanks for asking, but that’s what the lorikeets are for. Hope all is well with you.
February 4, 2010 at 12:54 pm
Oh wow, the Lorikeets are the most beautiful birds I’ve ever seen. Thank you for sharing their delightful burst of color!
February 4, 2010 at 5:08 pm
It’s a great combination – the fiery red and orange against the cool of the blue and green. We get literally thousand’s at this time of year – you have to duck when a flock passes overhead. They completely fill up the trees.
February 4, 2010 at 4:55 pm
There is always room for more colour in a day! Here’s a lorikeet poem for you Gabe:
New Year’s day
Hope you have had a great day,
February 4, 2010 at 5:10 pm
What a lovely haiku, thank you, it’s made my day better. That’s why they sound so raucous – they’re all drunk.
February 5, 2010 at 9:02 am
I love our Aussie birds and I love rainbows. Thanks for the picture. We don’t have these guys down where I live, but we have other birds that bring the wonder of flight to my backyard every day.
February 5, 2010 at 10:15 am
Australia has some of the best birds. I’m sure you get some lovely ones down in SA (I love that part of the world – had my honey moon 10 odd years ago at Mr Lofty and there was a lovely finch enclosure in the zoo at the bottom of the mountain – it was magical – now we breed Gouldian Finches). Thanks for stopping by Carolyn.
February 5, 2010 at 10:19 am
I ‘needed’ this image. Thanks so much, G.
February 5, 2010 at 10:24 am
You’re welcome. Hope it cheered you up a bit (must this time of year I think – nearly the whole blogosphere is down).
February 5, 2010 at 10:21 am
Btw, have any notions on where I might find a little ‘room with a view’ –the sort of place where one writes, leaves for a little meal within a reasonable walking distance, then returns to write and write until all the writing is done? Any ideas?
February 5, 2010 at 10:26 am
Now, that sounds lovely. I think you’ll find that place in writing heaven, and very hard to find in real life. I find the constant intrusions from the real world a bit hard to take when I’m writing. It was easier when I was a carefree student and could work all night and sleep all day. Now everyone wants a piece of me.
February 5, 2010 at 6:38 pm
I am so sorry you’re feeling blue. We had 12 rainbow lorikeets in our garden today. They are so cute. It makes me gasp when I see their glorious colours because it’s one of those moments when you can’t believe such beauty is naturally occurring. They are something from the world of faery, I’m sure of it.
February 6, 2010 at 8:45 am
It is amazing and always takes me aback – even though I see them all the time. They must be from some magical place. Thanks Selma.
February 6, 2010 at 12:32 am
I am frustrated, I need to see close-ups of these exquisite birds, a close-up around the eye, then the beak and the neck, then the spot where blue green and orange meet…and, and, and…meaning more pictures please.
I would also like to see your tree blooming with birds.
February 6, 2010 at 8:47 am
More coming soon Ben. It’s very hard to get a good shot of many birds in a tree – they become camouflaged to a certain extent and the camera gets confused (what to focus on).
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