Saturday, January 24, 2009

The simple pleasures

Another sweltering hot day in Bondi, Australia, on Saturday.
Their apartment building has a swimming pool but today little grandson Eyal preferred to play with big brother Dean in their old baby bathtub instead.
When no one is out in the yard to bother them, ibis, pigeons, and big black birds come and make themselves at home. The hungry ravens are very vocal at breakfast time. Sometimes myna birds, cockatoos, and rainbow lorikeets come by too.
Often we hear a kookaburra laughing up in the trees.
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More birds and creatures this weekend await your visit at the Camera-Critters meme.

13 comments:

Catherine said...

An individual swimming pool ! How much your grandsons must enjoy it !
If there weren't those little boys toys, this yard should look like a zoo site for exotic birds. Seen from Paris, I mean.

spacedlaw said...

The ibis look incredible.

bennie and patsy said...

How exciting it would be to see these birds in my back yard. The stores would have to stock a whole new line of bird food here in Arkansas. Great pool
Patsy

richies said...

Grandkids are the best of the simple pleasures. I am happy that you are getting to enjoy yours. Right now I would gladly take a bit of the Australian summer heat.

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Shimmy Mom said...

Oh, they look so cute!
And it would feel so amazing to be surrounded by wildlife like that.
*hugs*

Petrea said...

Eyal looks like you, Dina. How lucky for both of you! I hope you're enjoying your visit.

Larry Jordan said...

Cute kids Dina. The Black-headed Ibis are very cool. I'd love to see them in person. Enjoy your stay.

Tootie said...

Dina, I just want you too know how interesting your posts have been. I've loved seeing Australia. It amazes me too, that the parrots fly freely there.

Darla said...

Those are interesting looking birds.

Ann said...

When I was their age I used to play under the rotary sprinkler in the backyard. Quite illegal now, of course, with the water restrictions.

Believe me, you do not want to start feeding ibis. They are bad enough without being encouraged.

Kay said...

This is too, too wonderful, Dina. How fabulous to see these amazing birds. I remember taking tons of photos of the birds when we were in Australia. Your grandsons are so lucky!

Blognote said...

I can feel your joy being with your family in Australia. Your photos clearly emanate this.I have never been to Australia (yet) but having family and friends over there does not exclude a visit.
Enjoy your stay, Dina! and enjoy your lovely grandchildren!

kjpweb said...

Big Smile!
Cheers, Klaus