Wednesday 27 May 2009

Wintery Wednesday!

Brr Bloggettes! Feels mighty chilly here today. Its grey, then its sunny, then its grey! Oh I forgot to mention the wind! That's what's making it so cool I think. Still at least its not raining!

So I thought I'd brighten up your day with a few more of my holiday photos!

Firstly we have a photo of some of the Lorikeets at Busch Gardens. You buy (they get their birds fed for free!) little pots of nectar which the birds come to eat. These guys eat a little differently to most parrots. Their tongues have a tip which is a little like a brush, that way they can lap better. In the wild they mainly eat flower nectar.

So on my arm from left to right is a Blue Streaked Lory, a Moluccan Lorikeet (the biggest guy in the aviary and he knew and so did all the others!) and a Rainbow Lorikeet. Cute aren't they?

This is a photo of an Osprey - the thing at its feet is a fish! A few yards away was its nest, complete with babies shouting their heads off! They were obviously waiting for their dinner!

This is the nest. They erect these poles and put a platform on for the birds. There were Ospreys all over the place!

Now this one is just a gratuitous 'pretty tree' photo! I just thought these were, well pretty! I took all these photos on the golf course. Thats a really good place to see tons of wildlife. Oh this one was at a place called Dunedin.

Oh well I suppose I ought to show you a card! It is supposed to be a craft blog after all ;))

Now this is an unusualchoice of colours for me, I can't ever remember making an orange card! In all the tears I've made them - orange doesn't spring to my mind as my first choice!

So I used one of the new Gorguss Girls. For a change I coloured her skin a few shades darker so it seemed natural to give her some really dark hair! The bright coloured dress just followed suit. Well once that had happened the rest of the colours just flowed really.

I used a combination of Basic Grey papers, Coredinations card, Prima flowers, charms and stick on gems. Of course the girl was Copiced!

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Janice said...

No wonder Harry is mad! You have been so unfaithful to her on your hols - ha ha ha! Great biride pics.

Angelnorth said...

Hope those osprey chicks enjoyed their fish! Cute card too, Net, love the little charm dangling from the flower!

Riet said...

What a gorgeous card Net,l love the image and papers.

Hugs Riet.x

Carol Plume said...

aww Net totally gorgeous - I love orange...one of my favs, although, I'm with you don't use it in my craft! I love the way you dangle those charms off flowers....xx

Naomi (Sugar Brown) said...

Lovely. Those colours seem to be in vogue at th moment. Very summery.

Lynne said...

Great card Net, just what we need to brighten up a dull wet day!!

Maya said...

Beautyful card!
Love the warm colours and the image is adorable!!
Hugs from Maya:)

Marcea said...

Gorgeous warm colours - hope they bring me a little sunshine soon. Fab card and gorgeous details. Thanks for sharing the pics too

Traceyr said...

Love the tree photo.

I do orange alot. :)

cats whiskers said...

What a cute card sweetie, just adore that image and the papers are just perfect
Hugs Jacqui x

Karen said...

Grogeous photo's...I can feel the heat from here hehe! Oh and a very pretty card X

Gez Butterworth said...

You traitor! - Harry knows you know!!!

Awe they parrots looked gorgeous. :-D don't blame you.xx

Nice trees unusal shape?

Ooooh Net. Your card a fabulous. Love the orange & you're right she suits being that bit darker. Hehehe can I be Copiced!!

Enfys said...

Fab card and fab pics. Made me feel quite homesick!
En x