Patra's Other Place

I started out with Patra's Place, primarily dedicated to my linen collection and stitching projects. But I kept getting side-tracked, so I decided to create Patra's Other Place for anything not related to embroidery topics. So you now have a choice. If you are interested in me, read this. If you only want to see my linen and stitching, visit Patra's (original) Place! (Please note that by clicking on any of the photos, they will be enlarged to fill your computer screen.)

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Location: Melbourne, Vic., Australia

I am married to Ken. We have no children except a cat and a collection of Australian parrots, finches, canaries and a dozen hens.

Friday, December 14, 2007

Budgies and black cats.

Ken inside the aviary, trying to coax the young budgies out of the nest box. There are two of them in the two top photos, with the parents, who are green.

Two of the five babies, still unafraid of human hands. Ken is very gentle with his birds, and they seem to sense it, and trust him for ages before they get old enough to be wary of him.
These two are the ones with more yellow than the others, although only one is a true Lutino with red eyes.

Why do cats find warm places to lie on a hot day? We couldn't find Topsy anywhere last week on one extremely hot day, but eventually I peeped under the daybed in a spare room and there she was, looking cross as usual when she spied the camera. Ken said she probably goes under there because it is dark. But 'dark' can still be hot - stifling in fact. Ah well, her choice. I left her there.


Blogger Lady Laurie said...

Such lovely little birds.
Your kitty does indeed look cross for you having come across her cozy spot. Cats are odd critters, our Yum~Yum loves to sleep on my hubby's alarm clock, just draped across it ~ it doesn't look at all comfortable!

Friday, 14 December, 2007  
Blogger Pear tree cottage! said...

Is that a rooster in the bird coop!..........(just kidding ken)

They look so lovely we cannot wait to see them some time, maybe over Christmas holidays you could fire up the barbecue.


Friday, 14 December, 2007  

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