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.

Sunday, December 25, 2011

More photos of our garden - back yard.

I think the name of this ground cover is Canary Lotus...whatever it's called, it has really taken off in this spot on our rockery.


'Peaches & Cream' Grevillea.
Can't remember what this is named either, but again, perfect for the rockery.  Tiger is always checking this out,  because the skinks (tiny lizards) love hiding in the dense plant and he waits for one to come out and sun itself, then he pounces.

Some of our juvenile Gouldian Finches.  There are about 20 of them in this aviary, in various stages of development.  The bird on the bottom right hasn't coloured up completely because he is younger than the others.  It takes nearly 12 months for these birds to fully develop their beautiful plumage.
Topsy is checking out the new patio door.  The two cats had clawed a hole in the old one, and can't figure out why this new door is so hard to claw a new hole in!
Tiger keeping an eye on things from the table at the top of the yard.

3 Comments:

Blogger Meow (aka Connie) said...

Your garden is looking beautiful, Gina. Hope you and Ken and the kitties have a wonderful Christmas. Hope to see you in the new year. Love and hugs xxx

Sunday, 25 December, 2011  
Blogger Meow (aka Connie) said...

Hi Gina, hope the terrible storms Christmas Night didn't cause you too much problem. I heard from friends that live in Eltham, that the area was pretty hard hit. Hope you are ok. Hugs, Connie xx

Monday, 26 December, 2011  
Blogger Pam Kellogg said...

Gina, those birdies are gorgeous!

Wednesday, 11 January, 2012  

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