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)


Monday, September 5, 2011

Height of Haiku Challenge ~ Flourish

A cockatoo visitor in my world of Dromana.
When a cockatoo feels a little stroppy, the crest lunges forward and the sweet thing emits a raucous cry!
This particular cockatoo we call Gammy because he appears to have a broken wing!
But he manages to fly quite well and manages to share his displeasure quite loudly!
(Admittedly, Gammy's attitude was aided by a wind blowing and the drama of his pose was captured in the last lights of the day!)

Height of Haiku Challenge
Haiku Heights #63 ~ Flourish
Mellow Yellow Monday #137

Feathered white drama
Yellow crests flourish a mood
Like whipping the air

Haiku Heights is hosted by Leo

Hosted by Drowsey Monkey


Kim, USA said...

Does this kind of bird talk? Like the color.

Eyeball Plant

Marites said...

Cockatoos have such quite a character. I really love their colors! happy MYM!

Grace said...

Nice picture of the bird... thanks for sharing that bit of info....

SweetTalkingGuy said...

Cool! I love the bird pic and description!

knot2share said...

Nice! Some added advantages of living in the Peninsula, to have them visit your home.

Kay L. Davies said...

Oh, the poor sweetie. So brave to keep flying.
— K

Kay, Alberta, Canada
An Unfittie's Guide to Adventurous Travel

gengen said...

Oh so cute...happy MYM!

Judith westerfield said...

Oh my that picture is wonderful and so is your Haiku.

Cildemer said...

What a beautiful bird!
So sorry he has a broken wing too!
Thanks for sharing your wonderful capture;o)

Have a nice and happy week****

Nanka said...

Sits with much aplomb and great composure even under strain!!

Leo said...

What a proud and gorgeous fella! :) Loved the haiku and the photo!

Karen said...

What a magnificent bird!

Liz said...

Stunning bird. Have a fabulous week.

Liz @ MLC

Magical Mystical Teacher said...

What a grand bird he is! Long may he flourish!

Things That Flourish Here and Here and Here

Tweety said...

Now I want to have one :D :D Loved the haiku...and the image was brilliant...

cassandrasminicorner said...

I love birds. This one is very cool:)

visiting from MYM/

Hope you can visit me too and leave a comment. Thank you!

genny said...

this one is cute. is this a talking bird? visiting from MYM!

Anonymous said...

very creative "like whipping the air" love it!

ShonEjai said...

What a great bird (sorry about the wing) and a great poem to go with the photograph. I am starting a photography and poetry challenge called A Picture Speaks. I would to invite you to post an entry. I do hope you will enter. Kudos!



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