The Little Corella, Having a Drink.

The little corella (Cacatua sanguinea), also known as the bare-eyed cockatoo, blood-stained cockatoo, short-billed corella, little cockatoo and blue-eyed cockatoo, is a white cockatoo native to Australia and southern New Guinea.[2] It was known as Birdirra among the Yindjibarndi people of the central and western Pilbara. They would keep them as pets, or traditionally cook and eat them. The downy DSCN0153DSCN0154feathers are used in traditional ceremonies and dances where they adorn head and armbands.

The can be very chatty (noisy) and gather in large groups ( hundreds at a time) they can also be quite the fool, hanging up side down from tree branches, squawking and flapping their wings. They really are one of Australia’s fun loving birds.

A Visit From Darth Vader

Whilst at our local park, enjoying a lovely BBQ with relatives from overseas, low and behold Darth Vader made an appearance. It was a wonderful surprise for all the children and Star Wars fans.DSCN0509DSCN0475DSCN0479DSCN0508DSCN0473

Helping

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To see the very young helping the very old is a true pleasure, even with something as simple as threading a sewing needle. We all need help at times, no matter what our age.

Family Tree

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This family tree, is approximately 20ft high, placed on a corner of two streets, outside a small group shops. It is a memorial tree to the Pavlovich family that have owned the group of shops since 1945. Originally a fruit & Veg shop, run by Mrs. Pav & commonly known as Pav’s Store, but over the years the group of shops have taken on many different identities,  deli, Tattoo parlour, take away food, flower store and many more. The main general store is still going strong today, to the delight of everyone who lives nearby.

Cows & A Bull

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Some of these photos were taken whilst I was on holiday in the UK, ( I was using a different camera)  I was staying in a beautiful rural area named “Laverton” while taking glorious country walks I would come across these beautiful cow’s every day & they would come up to the fence to say hello. The bull was also very friendly & very noisy. I can’t help but see only sadness in these cows eyes.