|Wisteria is blooming and the fragrance is incredible!|
I'm really enjoying our spring weather so far and especially looking forward to longer hours of sunlight, an array of beautiful colours and abundant inspiration.
|The May Hedge is in bloom, stunning white hedge|
In amongst all the gorgeous foliage and blossoming flowers we found a little bird's egg on the ground today.
|Love the pretty colours, almost edible!|
I think it's probably a magpie egg, happy to be corrected though. It has a small hole at the back and was empty but very fragile. There is protective birdlife everywhere and much squawking and chasing of rivals.
The birds around here are pretty tame and often allow us to feed them and help them - many of the magpies are brilliant at mimicry and imitate dogs barking, sirens and people talking to you - can be most confusing!
They love our little world and are pretty spoilt with all the trees and creatures in our garden.
|Pink and grey galah - comical birds|
|This kookaburra came right up to our window at breakfast|
|The egg we found alongside a vintage picture of painted eggs|
I would love to have the time to paint the egg but for now will have to put it on hold. Instead please enjoy a beautiful painting of quail eggs done by my friend and botanical artist Sigrid Frensen, from the Netherlands. The link to her painting is below .....