It's lovely to see so many birds returning to the tree tops around here now. After so much of the canopy was either stripped or ripped off during Cyclone Yasi back in February, the bird population seemed to dwindle a little as they took off in search of food. They seem to be returning now as the canopy recovers.
Out in the courtyard I'm really enjoying the sight of some great annuals flourishing. Plants such as the Vanilla Marigold and the Bumble Bee Petunia make a great combination.
I'm also enjoying the plentiful blooms on the potted Azaleas. I love how the flowers start off as dark pink buds, open up to show off their gorgeous dark pink petals and then start to fade to light pink as the flower ages.
Our 'dry' season drags on. We haven't received rainfall for a few months now, which is usual, but as I gaze out onto the parched landscape that surrounds us here ...
... my mind goes back to the view out over the ocean that I enjoyed last weekend. It was a refreshing change of scenery.
I'm joining Mary for Mosaic Monday.