rainbow lorikeet inspects
a collection of red
sweet liquid in a bottlebrush
red bottlebrush on show
for nectar lovers
colour intensifies with heat
Bottlebrush (genus Callistemon)
I am an Australian poet, writer, blogger, psychologist, wife, mother of two children, autism and environmental advocate, and mad animal lover
Australian flora, Australian poetry, Australian wildlife, bottlebrush, Callistemon, lorikeet, nectar, photography, poem, poetry, rainbow lorikeet, red bottlebrush, spring is in the air, wildlife photography
September 13, 2011 at 1:10 am
Ah…you spring arrives and our autumn falls…enjoyed the poems and photos.
September 13, 2011 at 9:04 am
Thanks slpmartin – it’s our turn now for the warmth 😉
September 13, 2011 at 4:44 am
Thanks Benedicte 🙂 I’m still waiting to get my camera fixed, so the photos aren’t as clear as I like, but you get the picture.
September 13, 2011 at 7:17 am
Yup, Autumn here: enjoyed those beautiful words and colours.
September 13, 2011 at 9:05 am
Thanks Kate 🙂
September 13, 2011 at 10:29 am
How nice to think that it is spring somewhere — summer is ending here and autumn around the corner ….
You have definitely captured the excitement.
September 13, 2011 at 11:43 am
Thanks Aletha 🙂
September 13, 2011 at 5:34 pm
Wow – your bottlebrush reds are so vivid – I’ve just looked at my little bottlebrush in the garden and it’s looking a bit sad and faded.
“colour intensifies with heat” – like chilli, looks good enough to eat to a lorikeet – I love the way the lorikeet in the top photo is so well camouflaged
September 14, 2011 at 8:34 am
That tree has come alive this year, whereas it wasn’t doing so good in previous years bluebee – we had to remove a nearby tree that spit dangerously, so maybe the callistemon is just happy to have the extra room and less competition.
September 13, 2011 at 6:06 pm
absolutely love this time of year Gabe!
September 14, 2011 at 8:32 am
it just needs to warm up a bit more Graham (got really cold since the weekend – really weird weather we are having)
September 15, 2011 at 1:56 pm
I do love seeing the lorikeets in the bottlebrush. Sometimes they just sit there and twitter softly. It’s so cute. I really like the line ‘sweet liquid in a bottlebrush.’ That is excellent!
September 15, 2011 at 4:12 pm
Thanks Selma – they are such funny birds, full of personality – the lorikeet looked like he owned the bottlebrush tree (surveying his domain of bottled red 🙂 )
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