Wednesday, 23 September 2015

Just around the corner ...

Yesterday morning I got my butt out of the house and went for a morning walk. Well, it was more of a wander and rather than heading to the Esplanade or a beach I stayed close to home.


You see the streets around Cairns seem to have all of a sudden been coated in bright colours.
Trees have suddenly burst into flower, showing off in all their glory.


Bottle Brush

And with the profusion of flowers comes the birds.


So basically it was more than time I explored close to home and  to see what was happening around the corner.
I hope you enjoy your wander around the corner with me.

Rainbow Lorikeet - breakfast time in a bottle brush tree.


Bottle brush flower



Pink trumpet tree



Pink Shower Tree




Golden Trumpet Tree

Paperbark



Double-eyed Fig Parrot - my favourite find of the morning because they are so cute and little.






Helmeted Friar Birds

 
Fig Bird (female)




Fig Bird (male)


Ready to burst into flower.
What is showing the change of season around your place?
Do you wander the streets near your home to see what is changing?


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19 comments:

  1. Great photos. I am not sure if I should say the birds set off the flower colors - or the flowers make the birds look even better! Beautiful!

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    1. Thank you! I know what you mean, everything is so pretty and bright at the moment.

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  2. Gorgeous collection of birds and lovely blooms. Great post, enjoy your day!

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    1. Thank you! I love it when the trees flower bringing the birds and it is for such a short time really.

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  3. What a lovely walk indeed! Good thing you did get out! Have a great week!

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    1. Thanks, I hope you have a good week too. I usually find getting out is a good thing, just to get out.

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  4. Love the flowers and the colourful birds.

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    1. Me too, they add some brightness to the day, that is for sure.

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  5. So much beautiful scenery! I love those colourful birds - they're gorgeous :-)

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    1. Thanks! It is beautiful and I love the rainbow lorikeets and their bright personalities.

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  6. Your birds are so dreamy!!! WOW. Every one of them has great color!

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  7. My what a topsy-turvy world. Here inn Illinois the leaves are falling and most of our colorful summer resident birds have headed south for the winter! Love the flowers and birds!

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  8. Isn't it great to see spring arrive! Your colors are just fantastic!

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  9. loved to see the Rainbow Lorikeet and everything else. It makes me want to do another trip to Queensland :)

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    1. I'm glad you enjoyed this post. You will have to head to QLD again, the weather is pretty good now.

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  10. What lovely photos. Joan at www.aviewtothefells.com

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  11. Great shots - I'd love to see the Fig Parrot. We are getting spring colour here, and we even have a bee swarm in our hedge at present just to prove it's getting warmer.

    Cheers - Stewart M - Melbourne

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    1. Thanks Stewart. The double-eyed fig parrot is a cute one, a lot smaller than the lorikeet but with just as much personality. They look like someone chopped their tails off. You must be enjoying the arrival of spring.

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