Thursday, March 1, 2018


This morning a small bird breakfasted on salvia nectar:
It is an eastern spinebill, (Acanthorhynchus tenuirostris). I think it is a female.
 She was much better behaved than the crimson rosellas who found this salvia two years ago,
sipping the nectar, while leaving the flowers intact so she can visit them again every day. It is really nice to be able to watch native birds in the garden just outside the window.

A larger white flower elsewhere in the garden:

This evening the pizza oven got its last coat of render:
 Or maybe not! Apparently there is enough stuff left for one more coat...


  1. Looks like the garden and the large and small building projects are turning your new house into the home of your dreams. So much fun to watch the adventure.

  2. How fortunate the salvias produce enough nectar so that the spinebill stays put for a photo.

    Who doesn't love a beautiful waterlily.