Central Plateau, North Island

Central Plateau, North Island
View from a friend's farm

Saturday, 29 September 2012

Nature in Pink and Grey

Photos today are from my Canon 40D, apart from  Fantail photos courtesy of the Internet. I am still using Hugh’s laptop, but have loaded some recent photos taken at our place. Nature provides  so much, and this week I have had a whisper that maybe we will have a day out for  some of New Zealand scenery shots. Keep watching!!

This little nest, maybe for baby Fantail birds, was on the ground. It had been used, and was no longer needed this season. So much care,thought and work had gone into the making.Dry grass, twigs, more little pieces of twigs and stalks to reinforce the outer structure, then the lining began. The softest little feathers, in grey,fawn, light tan and cream, lovingly placed so her little birds would be safe and warm until their own feathers grew.
Fantail's nest
The side view shows how carefully this was woven together, and now there  are mossy pieces and lichen there.
Nest side view
Photos below Courtesy of the Internet. .The New Zealand Fantail
New Zealand Fantail
fantail bathing
Pink with grey
The pink poppies have bloomed so well this year, and there are also shades  of mauve, and  deeper pink, and some yellow /pink parrot  flowers.
waiting to open 2
 
Quotation of the day from William Wordsworth
“   ‘Tis my faith that every flower enjoys the air it breathes!  ”
Greetings from Jean

4 comments:

Razzle Dazzle Quilter said...

Hi Jean

Ah fantails don't you just love them? I like it when I am in the garden and they flit around like they want to be friends.
So dainty

Cheers

Linda

Susan Heather said...

Just love that nest and the fantails - funny - I haven't noticed any here.

Nancy J said...

Hi, Linda, love your so bright snazzy quilt, what a great time you all had. Susan,hope you are better now, I have lost all my email addresses,so if you or anyone else would like an email from me,please send me one so I can recover ALL that I lost.Cheers from Jean.

FlowerLady said...

What a sweet birds nest and lovely blooms.

Hugs ~ FlowerLady