This is Springtime in our garden at home.
Have you ever seen such a glorious Weeping Cherry as this?
This is what fairytale gardens are made of!
Those blossoms are of the softest shades of pink and white!
And not only does Spring bring such new growth
also new life and new beginnings!
Just look at these divine little baby Grey Shriek Thrushes being fed a dragon fly
by their mother
to think it is all happening in view from our kitchen window!
Jeff placed this cutdown garden pot on a bracket
about 3 years ago in our outdoor living garden room
and so far we have had
three separate hatchlings.
over here nestled in this Sweet Osmanthus
is another nest of baby New Holland Honeyeaters
Look at the expression in it's eyes!
Just how precious is that???
And I couldn't resist showing images of this dear little nest I also found
Look at the colours of these feathers -
I can identify the red ones as being from that of the
Red Browed Fire Tail
We have so many of these little birds in our garden.
I can even see some of the clippings from our Apricot Poodle in there -
Spring and the bird song and the new movement of life
has been the motivation for my new nature journal
The bird image used on the front cover is from Dawn at
Dawn has been so generous in allowing bloggers
access to her beautiful images - thank you Dawn!
Other materials used on the cover include scrim which I have dyed and quilted
along with silk for leaves, webbing for the bird's nest,
buttons and a feather from an Australian "Kookaburra".
This opened page view displays a pocket which holds a
First Day Cover
of renowned Botanist, Sir Joseph Banks,
who accompanied Captain Cook in the "Endevour"
The scripted page is from a paper napkin which came all the way from
my dearest friend, Dorthe, in Denmark
and will now be winging its way to Canada
(the world's best travelled paper napkin!!!).
This back cover is made from upholstery fabric depicting an Oak Leaf.
I shall post more pages a bit later!
Finally one last reminder about my
Giveaway for Gratitude
If you would like to enter
you have just two days to put your comment
in the post which is
The post before the last post.
Wishing everyone the best of luck
in the draw!
Hope you are all having a most creative week!
Love Suzy xxx