Monday, May 21, 2018

Colour in the Garden

At the moment there is not a lot of colour in the garden - autumn leaves were all but absent as we had that late dry, warm summer/autumn and no frosts to bring out the leaf colour. Very disappointing as I love the autumn color. Alas, the leaves just fell off the trees and we got the usual mess without the glorious colour. At least we are now getting the rain we needed.

But, we are getting colour in the garden as you can see from the photos. These beautiful birds are Rosellas. The one we get here in Adelaide is appropriately called the 'Adelaide Rosella' and is a subspecies of the Crimson Rosella from the Eastern states.

They come in a range of colours from yellowish to orange to red and all shades in between, which makes them far more interesting than the Crimson  Rosella. The young ones are born green and gradually get their colours as they mature.

Liz Needle

linking with

Our World Tuesday

Wild Bird Wednesday. If you pop over to this link you will find a great post on the Crimson Rosella.


  1. These birds woul certainly brightedn up the garden and the day. beautiful cplours. CLICK on PHOTO to see ALL the images

  2. Those are beautiful birds. I wish I had something so colorful in my yard!

  3. Such beautiful and colorful birds !
    Great shots, i like it all.
    Greeting from Germany

  4. Great photos of beautiful birds!
    Hope you are having a great week!

  5. As soon as I saw the first photo, I thought of Australia and all your wonderful wildlife. One of the highlights of my life was a visit to Australia many years ago. I took my young brother, a budding artist at the time (and a successful one since) — he could spot birds that I would have missed completely.
    Thank you for posting these beautiful photos.
    An Unfittie's Guide to Adventurous Travel

    1. Maybe you'll be back someday? Thanks for posting.

  6. Absolutely beautiful birds! They sure do brighten up a dreary season. Happy Wednesday!

  7. Sorry to hear about the autumn leaves, that is disappointing. The birds must have heard about it and came over to cheer you up. So beautiful!