Tuesday, June 15, 2010

My Tropical Bush Garden

My favourite Bush

There's great delight in a garden.
With plenty of flowers to see.

Kookaburra's keeping a close watch for snakes...

                                     Lambs tail bottle brush bush.

Pointsettia bush in my side garden.

                                    Rainbow lorakeets visit for a snack.
                        Their chatter awakens all, very early in the morning.

  A native bush, unsure of the name, but a favourite feed with the birds.

For as the soil makes the sprout come up and a garden causes seeds to grow.
So the Sovereign Lord will make righteousness and praise to spring up before all nations.... Isaiah 61: 11


  1. Crystal Mary, your garden is gorgeous! And I'm fascinated with the birds, especially the one with the kookaburra. It made me laugh because when I was a child I was in girl scouts and we used to sing a song about a kookaburra. "Kookaburra sits on the old gum tree, eating all the gumdrops he can see. Laugh, kookaburra, laugh, kookaburra leave some there for me." I had forgotten all about that song--didn't even know there was a real kookaburra! I just remembered that I thought it was a happy song. Thanks for the memory!

  2. Hello Sister, Kookaburra's are known as the bush clock. You can tell the time by them. Ours wake us at about 5:30am in summer. I often wonder if they have just enjoyed breakfast. They eat snakes among other things so are a welcome addition to the garden.
    The song: We all learn it in school.
    Kookaburra sits in the old gum tree, merry merry king of the bush is he, laugh kookaburra laugh, kookaburra sing your song of joy to me.
    Bless you.

  3. Sister Ann Marie, I have learned there are a few different versions of that song. You have just taught me another one..
    Isn't that wonderful.

  4. Hi Merry Mary, I love your bushes too. What a wonderful land you live in and thanks for sharing it with us. You are always so upbeat and happy I love to come to your blog. Blessings

  5. Oh! What a lovely garden and I love those Kookaburras! I will now begin sing that song and probably not stop for an hour or so.

  6. Hi, I'm still on vacation - I'm in California now - just wanted to say hello. Love your garden pictures and believe it or not I know the birds from the show I used to watch with my GS - The Wiggles.


  7. WOW is that your garden? it's beautiful

  8. your garden is rather beautiful.

  9. oh crystal, what a lovely place to be-in your garden!! i can hardly believe that plants that appear so exotic to me can be found growing right outside of your door! and the birds? i've never seen anything so beautiful living outside of a cage at the zoo or in a pet shop. to know that they are wild and free just boggles my mind and i thank God that you enjoy such pleasures every day of your life :)
    we have a tree similar to the last one you posted, the one with pink and white colored fans on it. they are mimosa...a beautiful presentation but a sticky mess when they fall onto the ground :(
    i love your photographs...please post as many as you can because australia is such a fascinating land to me!

  10. Your pictures are beautiful. Thank you for sharing them with us. I am so glad to get to know you, Crystal. Have a great day.

  11. You live in such a beautiful world. We go to zoos once a year just to see the birds. Your flower garden in wonderful.

  12. Hello QMM, It is my pleasure to have you here.OO

    Hi Betty, I'll sing with you Mate.

    Hi Chatty, A California girl new Hey? Have a great holiday.

    Hi Judith, Your welcome to come and sit and pray with me.

    Gorges, Welcome, come again.

    Sheri, I guess we take it for granted. Everything thrives. And the birds eat...

    Hello Lisa, Glad to meet you. Come again.

    Larry, I enjoy sharing with you.

    God bless you all my friends.

  13. What a lovely garden full of flowers and birds.

    I hear Australia is so beautiful!

    God bless.

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