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But first…I stood on tippy-toes and held a mirror up to the nest and could not see anything! This may just mean that a) I am too short or b) the little ‘uns have fledged.

I did some very complicated calculations and, yes, they may have left the nest.The birds’calculations may well have been more accurate than mine! 

The Man has just come home and, having 8″ on me (No,Muriel!NO!), I got him to do the thing with the mirror.No sign or sound of little birdies so I’m calling them fledged and learning about the world.

Now, on to today’s post title. In my efforts to understand what was happening/not happening with the camera(s) software, I went prowling around snapping dorky pictures and loading them on The Man’s computer. Nothing very flash, but here we go…

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Garden clogs.

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Some of our garbage bins are quite posh!



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Palm seeds.Macarthur palm, maybe.

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Generally just called a “ginger” it seems to be listed in nurseries as Costus comosus.(Spider web is extra)

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Fallen flowers of Brachichyton acerifolia

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Shade sails on a neighbour’s house.


Author: dinahmow

A New Zealander, currently living in tropical Queensland,Australia (with 2 cats and one Main Man).Old enough to remember George VI, white tennis balls and life-before-television.You want more? Read the blog!

26 thoughts on “SEEING RED

  1. Has Muriel come round yet…?

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  2. You’re terrible, Muriel.

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  3. Hahaha! Yes, she’s a wicked old woman. Muriel, sit do-NURRRSE!


  4. Oooooh.
    On all counts. Quite a lot of our garden is crispified. And none of it is red.


    • I’m sorry for all you southerners in this excessive heatwave, beyond even your norms. Seriously? I think anyone who fancies being an MP should have at least a tertiary education in basic science.


  5. Everyone has jumped on Muriel. That’ll teach me to get my comment in first in future.
    Meanwhile, I bought some gardening clogs for someone as a present – they are apparently very comfortable, and the fashionable, yet leaky footwear has been disposed of.

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    • Oh, you can’t always be first with all the different time zones! But, yes, Muriel is hogging the attention.
      MJ doesn’t venture this far, so I think I’m safe in saying that crocs are much easier to wear, but the red ones look smarter!And don’t leak!:-)


      • I was going to say, those clogs look suspiciously like Crocs but without the holes. You’d better hope you’re not tattled on…

        Lovely red-themed photos. I particularly like the “Fallen flowers of Brachichyton acerifolia“. And , rather surprisingly, I can distinguish all the red (at least I think I can, although probably nowhere near as well as most of the rest of you) from the green and brown – Colourblind, dontyouknow.


  6. Shhh…don’t tattle, but I also have Crocs.Ugly as sin, but so easy to get my silly old cripple foot into.
    No, I didn’t know you’re “optically challenged.” No wonder you take such atmospheric monochromatic shots along the beach!


  7. Beautiful photos – just the ticket on a cold dark night in Britain when you’re up at 2 a.m. to cough and blow your nose……

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  8. I popped by earlier but turdpress was unresponsive as usual. Those clogs, were they left over from the am-dram production of The Red Shoes? The disappearances of the baby birds have aroused my suspicions


    • No, the clogs were never stage props.Mind you, there are still one or two items in my wardrobe that have seen “theatre duty.”
      Oh my god! I should not have clicked that link!!!!!!
      Our little birds are out of the nest and flitting about the garden.


  9. Ooo….fabulous.

    I miss hibiscus.



  10. I really like that photo of the red sail seen through the branches of the tree.


  11. Lovely flashes of colour in a grey world (spring’s not far!). Did you come to an understanding of your camera’s software?


  12. I’ve just rediscovered my blog reader, so you may find me hanging around a little more! All is very well up here, as long as I keep away from the News. Hope all’s well down there too.

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  13. Should have said, you need to click on ‘Journal’ in the side bar menu, I can’t seem to find the url for the whole blog (as opposed to single posts).


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