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, March 20, 2009

Critters (the feathered variety).

As I typed the heading for this post, I suddenly wondered where the Americans got the word 'critters' from. It has to be American - the Beverley Hillbillies are always referring to their critters!! After thinking about it, I decided it must be a variation on the word 'creatures'. Am I correct? Anyway, here are some more of ours.

We came into the kitchen this morning and looked out the window to see the Family waiting for breakfast. They're not content with sitting in the trees any more - they know which door we emerge from and they want to be that bit closer!

Yesterday, the Corellas returned to the front yard. Like most of the larger cockatoos, they are nervous of humans, and take off as soon as we open the door. I got this pic of one of them up in the nearest tree, being squawked at by the two Lorikeets on a higher branch.

In the more domestic line of birds (as opposed to the native Australian variety) this is our Rooster - "Matt". Named after the young guy who gave us the egg which contained Matt before he hatched. His hens were nearby, but I wanted a pic of Matt on his own. Handsome little fellow, isn't he?


Blogger Pam Kellogg said...

This rooster is a beauty! Thank you Gina!

Monday, 23 March, 2009  

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