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Thursday, October 22, 2009

Tortoise with a poipose...

"Looks like water over there."

"Ah, made it!"

"I say, moooove over!"

"Goodness, what's that racket up there?"

"Oh, it's Mr. & Mrs. King Parrot,
they're looking for some seed and a drink."



These are all males;
must be feeding young.

23 comments:

Susie Hemingway said...

Such pretty Photos, great imaginings going on - so very nice.

Bonnie, Original Art Studio said...

I am so envious - such exquisite birds. Love, love love your new header!!

It has turned cool in the northeast, btw - so pack a light coat and some sweaters for your trip to NYC. I hear they had snow in Pennsylvania, New Jersey and parts of New York last week. We did not get any up here - it is a tad early! Snow melts fast when it comes early because the earth is still warm.

Hope you post about your trip!

Alaine said...

Hello Susie, nice to 'see' you and thanks. Just a bit of silliness!

Alaine said...

Hello Bonnie, isn't the header pic beautiful! Hubby took it.

Yes, we're buying some thermals next week and I have the new, red coat (so that he won't lose me!).

I'll be taking lots of pics, so there's sure to be a post or two about the trip!

steven said...

hi alaine - a stunning shot in the header!!!! what's the tortoise made from? cool post by the bye!!! steven

Maggie's garden said...

I just love your colorful birds! So tame...are they your pets? And spring in your garden is beautiful. I hope you're enjoying your springtime. Your tortoise sure looks to be having a great time!

Alaine said...

Hi Steven, I love the header shot; it will stay for a while. This roving reporter was desperate for a story, so made one up! Only kidding, just a bit of madness. It's wooden.

Alaine said...

Hello Maggie, no, they're not pets; just drop in from time to time. We are enjoying spring but I've found out that I've inherited an allergy to grasses and I have a nasty, red rash right up one arm and shoulders. It appeared after I did a couple of hours mowing the other day. Apparently you build up an immunity but one day it will break out. So I'm on anti-histamines for a few days. Gosh, it's itchy!!

Derrick said...

Hi Alaine,

Nice pics. Your husband's handy with the camera. Cute tortoise too. Hope the rash is better soon. Stay off the mower!

Susan said...

Oh, that header is scrumptiously gorgeous! My favorite color stands out....green!

Cute tortoise and beautiful birds!

Friko said...

golly, this is all happening now? Tortoises here are getting ready to retire for the winter.
Sorry about the rash, keep taking the pills.

Lyn said...

So charming..what a regal tortoise.
This post has really given me a lift..a touch of spring..we do have
a deceptive 70 deg. today..I won't be fooled for long!

Maggie's garden said...

Alaine,
So sorry to hear of your allergies. Do hope they subside soon. How lucky that you have the opportunity to get so close to the birds in your area. I have a real fondness for birds both as pets, and observing them in their natural habitats. Hope to see more of these beauties on your blog. Thanks for posting them.
xoxo

Alaine said...

Hi Derrick, I'll just have to take pot luck, we have four acres of mowing area!

Alaine said...

Hello Friko, they walk huge distances too! There's a dam one side of us,large ponds the other and the river across the road; they walk across our property between waters. If it's hot and we see one, we pick it up and give it respite in the bird bath.

Alaine said...

Hello Susan, my favourite colour too - truly!

Alaine said...

Hi Lyn, beautiful one day, nippy the next. We have a little fog this morning but yesterday morning was bright sunshine.

Betsy said...

Oh, this was so much fun! How wonderful that you have these large, gorgeous birds just drop by! I have a thing for birds! :)

Alaine said...

Hi Betsy, they're a delight and I'm sure they love humans, as we love them; they're so curious, particularly when seed and crumbs are aplenty!

willow said...

He's quite adventurous! Fabulous bird pics, especially your new header. wow!

Alaine said...

Hi Willow and thanks. Just a bit of fun before the serious.

Delwyn said...

Hi Alaine

I haven't seen king parrots before, what a lovely colour combination...
When do you set sail...

Happy days

blackbird said...

What a lovely tortoise! And it's good to see the males working a bit- they are beautiful birds.