Wet and Aggressive Corella challenges Magpie

Wet and Aggressive Corella challenges Magpie

Wednesday, 16 October 2013

Another nearly Wordless Wednesday

Both Teresa and Carol reminded me that some people prefer to see the garden/ jungle as a whole rather than individual blooms.

So, here are a few shots to put some perspective into what I show/inflict on you of the garden.








That is a clematis wound around the eucalypt.  An annual treat.
On Monday I was tired, sore and grumpy.  So the skinny one suggested we go and look at kangaroos.  Lots of kangaroos.  Who relax better (as I have said before) than anything I know which isn't a cat. Bliss.










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  1. Oh, your garden as a whole is splendid! One of my favourite things to do when I lived in Australia was to go kangaroo spotting. Thanks so much for the roo shots!

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    1. Karen: The roos, like the cockatoos can be destructive. But I love them anyway.

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  2. I'm in love with your garden.

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    1. River: Thank you - I love it too (when I am not hating it).

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  3. All densely planted gardens look good. Says she who spent a couple of hours this morning hacking out some rampant gingers and orthosiphon and murraya.

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    1. dinahmow: I like jungles myself. I am not really a fan of formal gardens. And will need to do some hacking and tearing later.

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    2. Oh, thank you for the jungle photos! Just fabulous! This is how my garden will look eventually if I have the strength and time, as in if it doesn't kill me first! What gorgeous vistas... And who doesn't love a roo photo? None in my garden but there are bandicoots digging 30cm deep holes everywhere. Very dangerous. If they are looking for funnel web spiders I don't mind but I hope they aren't digging up cicadas. Between them and the chooks, the garden is getting a lot of free work done.

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    3. Carol: Glad you like it. Bandicoots? Wow. Though a friend had wombats in his yard which made walks in the evening challenging.

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  4. I do like your garden, I like things a bit on the wild side and flowering.
    Your kangaroos all look wide awake when ever I see them they are resting.
    Merle...........

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    1. Merlesworld: On the wild side is the only kind of gardening I can manage. Preferably with colour and scent. And yes, some of the kangas were awake, but quite a lot were just lying back at their ease.

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  5. That garden looks perfect to me! Weeds don't matter in a jungle - if there are any, you can't see them! :)

    And I also love kangaroos and their laid-back approach to life.

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    1. Alexia: There are certainly weeds. Always. But a garden is a work in progress - or mine is.

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  6. You have make beautiful photos!
    Greetings, RW & SK

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  7. Awwwwwww! I needed that dose of cute! I know about sore and grumpy. Feel better soon. I'm still in awe of the fact that you can just pop out and see these guys.

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    1. Riot Kitty: I am not a farmer so love them. And they are cute. And we can see them with a drive of less than half an hour. Which is bliss.

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  8. Gorgeous photos, love your garden as a whole or individual plants, doesn't matter I just love it. Loving the roos too. Hope you are less tired, sore and grumpy as the week progresses. Sending hugs your way xxxx

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    1. Kakka: I have been overdoing things so it is my own fault that I am tired and sore. And knowing it is my fault is part of what makes me grumpy.
      Hugs gratefully received. Are you feeling any better?

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  9. The clematis is lovely, it looks so clean and pure. Roos seem such odd creatures to me, like a cross between a hare, a dog and a horse, fascinating.

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    1. lynners: I like the clematis. It shot to the top of the tree, and you really don't get the benefit unless you stand well back. Which I do.
      And roos are an odd animal - but so many of our natives are.

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  10. To each his own, our national emblem wrecks everything on the farm, not happy Jan . . . your garden looks lovely.

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    1. Arija: I am not surprised that you are not happy with roos. So you get emus as well?. I get the best of both worlds in that I can see kangaroos and enjoy them, and they don't damage the garden.

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  11. I can only come up with one word for your garden....fantabulous!!! Others include magnificent, beautiful and wow!!! That doesn't depend on whether they are close up shots of individual flowers or the garden as a whole. It's like a little paradise.
    Kangaroos are special aren't they. I wish we had some close by that we could visit and enjoy too. There are lots on a golf course northeast of Perth but a wee bit too far to travel through lots and lots of busy roads.
    Thanks, once again, for sharing some delicious pictures.
    Hope you feel better as the week progresses.

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    1. Mimsie: Thank you. The garden is a work in progress. Always. And the kangaroos are a treat - always.

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  12. It's still Wednesday here and I'm nearly wordless. Just leave enough words to say how much I enjoy these visuals. A kangaroo or two is looking at you:)

    Gary

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    1. klahanie: Dear Gary - you wordless? Not a happening thing! And yes, a kangaroo or two, or three...

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  13. Thank you so much, EC, for giving us a window into your garden world.
    I've said it before, and I'll say again, that I'm envious!
    And you don't have so many gums that inhibit the growth of much beneath them - unlike our massive monsters that have root systems in heavy clay that repel the best planting attempts.

    I love your Viburnum. And, is that a Banksia Rose growing amongst it? Stunning! You really know it's spring when 'Lutea' flowers.

    And, what a delight to see the clematis climbing high. I hope to grow a couple one day, in another garden.

    Thank you for the treat - a rambling garden fills my heart with joy.

    Glad you got out to visit the roos - great pics of them lounging around :)

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    1. Vicki: Our soils were clay. Lots of work later, the soil is much improved. Which makes a huge difference. And yes, the gold banksia cascades down the fence line in the back yard. We have a white one over the pergola and they are both going gangbusters at the moment. Yay.

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  14. I love your garden, both up close and personal and out a bit to see the entire thing. And the roos? Wow! They do seem to know what it means to chill out, don't they? Thank you for the visit into your world. I wish I could sit and have a cup of tea with you, but this is WAY better than nothing! :-)

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    1. DJan: How I would love to enjoy a cup of tea (or a glass of wine) with you...

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  15. Really very interesting garden! how many kangaroos are in the garden.. such a best place for family day trip..
    thanks for sharing...

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    1. Ercotravels: The kangaroos are in a local park, not my garden. Which is just as well. I suspect I wouldn't be nearly as fond of them if they visited closer to home. And yes, the park is a wonderful place to go - for everyone.

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    1. Starting Over, Accepting Changes - Maybe: Thank you.

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  17. Lovely landscaping AND kangaroos....

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    1. Delores: I am not certain that any professional would describe the garden as landscaped - but the kangaroos are a joy.

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  18. You have much "jungle" to care for. I feel overwhelmed looking at it, but then many gardens are very good at caring for themselves. I, for one, allow weeds to grow until they flower ... because their flowers are often as beautiful as those I plant. Once they have flowered, they are big and easy to find and pull ... just sayin' . Love the Kangaroos ... you must take special pride in them as you are the only country that has them. I have been up close and personal with a baby Kangaroo and he was so soft and so shy. He should have been where you are ... sad that humans think it is okay to yank them from their homes and display them. Anyway, great post EC ... Hope you are feeling better soon ... aches and pains are exhausting.

    Andrea @ From The Sol

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    1. Andrea: I am often overwhelmed when I look at what should be done. But keep going. Often to the point of insanity.
      I have a very soft spot for kangaroos - and these are not caged or enclosed. Which makes me love them more.

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  19. Love your jungle. So lush. The earth produces such gifts. Didn't know kangaroos relax so well. i must imitate them. Love the pics.

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    1. Myrna R.: I hope you do get the chance to do a kangaroo soon. You must be in need of rather a lot of relaxation.

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  20. Those fellows are the epitome of chill, aren't they. I'm still working on getting my sister's clematis established in the garden. It had several unfortunate experiences before the kids and I took over this summer.

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    1. Joanne Noragon: We had someone trimming the gums earlier this year, and he was quite surprised that I didn't want him to pull the clematis down. I don't think he believed me that it flowered. Or that I liked it...

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  21. Oh the kangaroos , I think if I had kangaroos around, my dark clouds wouldn't be as dark. They are so unique and beautiful!

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    1. Sherri: They certainly lift my dark clouds...

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  22. Oh I like the garden - what a beautiful place! And those kangaroos - priceless!

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    1. Carola Bartz: Thank you. It is not to everyone's taste - but it doesn't have to be. And kangaroos always make me smile.

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  23. Your "jungle" as you call it is absolutely gorgeous. I like the natural look (although I know it takes a lot of work to make it look so good :)) I think kangaroos would make anyone forget their aches and pains for a bit, which is a good thing.

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    1. jenny_o: There is a lot of work in the garden - but it is self induced. No-one but me insists on a labour intensive garden... And the kangaroos are always soothing.

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  24. Your garden is one to be envied and those kangaroos are so cute!

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  25. I can't imagine how you keep up with your garden...it's beautiful. Wouldn't it be nice to have paid help to do the heavy stuff...just design, plant water, and have somebody do the digging and weeding? Love those kangaroos!

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    1. Debora: I often don't keep up with the garden. It gets away from me on a regular basis. Just the same, I don't think I would be happy handing its care over to someone else...

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  26. You have roos in your garden? How cool is that!

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    1. ladyfi: The roos are in a park half an hour away. I think that is cool too.

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  27. I love the pics of the old bldgs twined over. It makes a statement about life continuing.

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    1. Susan Kane: Life certainly does continue in the garden - over my neighbours home.

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  28. I would never leave such a place! It's magical and beautiful. Thank you for "inflicting" it on me this morning.

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    1. Barb: There have been other gardens, and there may yet be another one to come. Thank you for enjoying it.

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  29. HI EC Just getting caught up on your posts from last week now that my friend has gone home. Love your garden and the kangaroos are certainly relaxing. Love the Silver eye, Rainbow Lorikeets and of course it is always nice to see a King Parrot. Great shots.

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    1. Margaret Adamson: You must be exhausted after your busy, busy time. Glad that you enjoyed the glimpses of my world.

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  30. Dear EC, those "roos" remind me of the song "Lazy Bones, sleeping in the sun, how ya every goin' to get your day's work done? Never get your day's work done, sleeping in the noonday sun." Peace.

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    1. Dee:: Kangaroos, like cats, seem to believe that work is something for other people to worry about. And I would love to be able to relax as well as either of them...

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  31. Few words required. But I look at Kangaroos and think well... if that is Intelligent Design and not Evolution, then I'm a Monkey. Oh, but then...

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    1. Andrew Maclaren-Scott: Rather a lot of our animals (the platypus as a notable example) raise questions about intelligent design.

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    2. I was going to say "so do some Australians", but I won't (oh, I did :)

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    3. Andrew Maclaren-Scott: Hmm. Did you have any in mind?

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    4. Oh... for example, certain sporting types and an angry tourist I met quite recently, but it was just a cheap shot. Not much sign of intelligent design in most Scots either (self included), or in people of any other land for that matter. Our stupidity is testimony to our imperfection.

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    5. Andrew MacLaren-Scott: And, as a species, our stupidity appears inexhaustible.

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  32. A clematis in a tree.

    Girl, that is a NEW one for me!!!

    Pearl

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    1. Pearl: It seems very happy in the tree - and I am not going to argue.

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  33. Your gardens are so pretty! So lush1 I bet you really enjoy it. Thanks for sharing. It lets me inmagine what it looks like when you talk about your plants. I LOVE seeing peoples gardens! Yes kangaroos have the market on relaxation, don't they! Someone said she willi talk me through on how to solve the pop-up problem. I will be so glad to get this problem resolved.

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    1. Teresa: I too love looking at gardens. And yours is a stunner. Good luck with the pop up dramas.

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  34. Beautiful set of you photos!! Yours welcome at my new post..

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  35. Ahh! Cuteness overload. Seriously, I can't get over that you can just SEE kangaroos any old time.
    Thanks for the shots of your whole garden; beautiful!!

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    1. Ms. CrankyPants: We love that the roos are so close. It makes both of us smile.

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  36. Are you SERIOUS? "Let's go look at the kangaroos..." I am SO JEALOUS!!!! You are so lucky to be able to see them like that. I do hope you appreciate how magical that opportunity is! And your gardens, Mizz EC, are downright gorgeous. (More jealousy from the Canadian corner...)

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    1. Cathy Oliffe-Webster: Oh yes, we appreciate how lucky we are. And thank you.

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  37. What a nice garden jungle you have. Would you ever post a photo of the outside of your house? I wish I had a pouch sometimes, no need for a purse then, would be very handy. Sometimes I envy the kangaroos.

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    1. Strayer: I feel more than a bit sorry for the female kangaroos. The joeys clamber into the pouch for a long time after they are simply TOO big. It looks incredibly uncomfortable.

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    2. Yikes, ouch, I've seen photos of that. Failure to launch with kangaroos too, eh, not leaving the pouch.

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    3. Strayer: The not leaving home caper is not unlike some human children...

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    4. "The joeys clamber into the pouch for a long time after they are simply TOO big"...

      Yup, my house feels like that around Christmas time, and they bring their big new partners inside too.

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    5. Andrew Maclaren-Scott: And aren't you, and more particularly your lady, glad that the pouches into which your joeys and their friends climb are no longer a part of your bodies...

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  38. Hi. I followed you here from always seeing your posts at 'All Consuming' and 'Klahanie'. I have been reminded of the great time we had in Australia last year. You couldn't get more colour into your posts than you do. Lovely!
    CLICK HERE for Bazza’s Blog ‘To Discover Ice’

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    1. bazza: Welcome and thank you. I am a big fan of both All Consuming and klahanie - among others. And I am glad you had a good time here in Oz.

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  39. Kangaroos do relax very well, I wish I could do that! I love seeing the wider views of the garden EC.

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    1. Mia McPherson: I too would like to be able to relax even nearly as well as a roo.

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  40. Kangaroos also know how to fight! I just saw a video of a kangaroo kicking the daylights out of some guy who got too close in some petting zoo. Quite amusing. They're fascinating animals.

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    1. Deb: Fortunately rare - because they have incredibly long 'toe-nails' and very powerful legs. You said it though - he got too close. Cute, but not tame.

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  41. Hi, dear.
    Did you know I've NEVER seen a REAL live Kangaroo before...So, these photos thrill me. I love those guys!

    Xxx KISS and LOVE from MN. XXxxxxx Ps. I loved my card and magnet!

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    1. My Inner Chick: We love them too. And I am so glad that your magnet and card arrived.

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  42. How did I miss this? Love these kangaroos!

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    1. Lynn: Your busy life got in your way. And I love the roos too.

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  43. I had the advantage of reading many of the comments and replies. You answered my question about how far away the kangaroos were. I watched a documentary many months ago about kangaroos and how they often wander suburban neighborhoods. Have you seen any in your garden or street?

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    1. bill lisleman: Welcome. I haven't had kangaroos in my garden, and rarely see them in the street. I have seen them often in a nature reserve a couple of hundred yards away. A friend in a nearby suburb often has them in her garden.

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