AUSTRALIA ~ The Antipodes

AUSTRALIA ~ The Antipodes
I love a sunburnt country / A land of sweeping plains / Of ragged mountain ranges / Of droughts and flooding rains / I love her far horizons / I love her jewel-sea / Her beauty and her terror / The wide brown land for me / ~ Dorothea Mackellar (1885-1968)


Friday, January 16, 2009

Getting to Know the Natives

Pic by Gemma Wiseman ~ Happy hour for wild cockatoos on my verandah railing, Dromana Hills, Mornington Peninsula
Haiku Friday meme

It is summer time
Living is cold and windy
Neglected season
It's cockatoo time
Dusk always means waves of wings
Happy dining hour

Pic by Gemma Wiseman ~ Wind blown cockatoo on my verandah roof!


paisley said...

how cool.... i would love to see one of those in my yard.....

People with Cameras said...

Lovely! I've only seen these as pets .. wonderful to see them out in the world.

fishing guy said...

Gemma: Those are beautiful birds to show.

Ashlie- Mommycosm said...

Very cool. We have wild cockatiels that hang in our yard in Aruba. My kids love to see them.

Ashlie- Mommycosm said...

Very cool. We have wild cockatiels that hang in our yard in Aruba. My kids love to see them.

maggie's mind said...

Wow, very neat! Love the pictures and the haiku.

2sweetnsaxy said...

Wow! How wonderful that these are wild birds for you. People pay good money to get one of these as a pet. Awesome!

Tumblewords: said...

What fun to see one out THERE! Great shot and haiku, as well!

system operator said...

Nice to see your work after some time!

Those really are something, wild cockatoo on you railing! Those are really smart birds, I know people are keeping them as pets here. If you have enough room to let them fly and so. Can even learn to talk, very company seeking birds.

Cloudia said...

Gemma, how delightful! aloha-

storyteller said...

Lovely photos & haiku ... could work for Camera Critters too ;--)
Hugs and blessings,



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