It may be winter, but colourful flowers are a bright spot in dullish weather. A harbinger of winter is the appearance of wattle blooms and rhododendrons. Many bright yellow jonquils are popping up in many gardens.
While photographing a daisy, a bird sound was heard almost above my head. It was a very colourful rainbow lorikeet atop a tree. Its calls were answered by two more lorikeets perched on the edge of a nearby carport.
It must be nesting season for magpies as one was seen collecting building materials. Another was content to sit on a fence while a currawong selected overhead wires as a perch and two created pigeons ground fossicked.
Grasses are becoming popular in many gardens and a display of Chinese fountain grass didn't look out of place among flowers. Many cotoneaster trees were displaying their multitude of bright red berries.
An aeonium succulent was about to flower and several magnolia blooms were in transition. Already flowered was a magnificent tree of gum nuts and keeping with the theme of natives many bottlebrushes and banksias complemented all the other floral displays in Churinga Avenue.