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.

Monday, September 14, 2009

More Spring photos - flowers this time.

Nearly all the blogs I read feature photos of gardens and flowers, so I thought I would join the club and post some of the plants flowering in our back yard at the moment. I took these photos at around 4 pm, but for some reason it looks like midnight! Our plants are mostly indigenous to this part of Victoria, but I've planted a few bulbs as well. The daffodils and hyacinths have just finished, but the tulips are just starting to flower. There are two red ones like this out, with more on the way.

Below: Grevillea 'Robyn Gordon'

Below: Grevillea 'Peaches and Cream'

Below: Grevillea 'Fireworks'

Below: Eriostemon 'Stardust', with Purple Westringia in background.

And natives of the feathered variety - three of our budgies making the most of the late afternoon sun.


Blogger FredaB said...

Old bones sounds great to me and he sounds like a good Dr. It probably is the stress of worrying that is getting to him. Maybe the next visit Ken has will reassure him.

I love looking at your Australian flowers so different then what we have here.

I don't have a good record with budgies. My mother always had one as company for her. She went on vacation one year and left him with me. We got up in the morning and he was laying feet up almost dead. We called a friend and he suggested we give him a little dropper of whiskey as a stimulent. Well I think that finished him off. I was no longer the babysitter of choice.

Wednesday, 16 September, 2009  
Blogger Gina E. said...

Oh Freda, that made me laugh!! Giving whiskey to a budgie - no wonder the poor thing died! "no longer the babysitter of choice" LOL!
Glad you liked my Aussie flower photos. I took some more today when I went for a guided tour of a native flora park. I'll post them in the next few days.

Thursday, 17 September, 2009  

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