Rivalry on the Birdfeeder and Dyeing…

I was sitting in my workroom the other day knitting and I looked out of the window and noticed a Lourie had landed on the birdfeeder… They are such beautiful, large birds…
Then the Crested Barbet arrived…
Lots of hissing ensued between the two…
And the Lourie left… So entertaining to watch…
And, I dyed up this Alpaca roving today, inspired by all the fruit tree blossoms around me:)
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12 Responses to Rivalry on the Birdfeeder and Dyeing…

  1. SewLindaAnn August 15, 2010 at 8:26 pm #

    I just stopped in to say another “thank you.” For the wonderful insight into your world and the pictures that bring me to a place I’m sure I’ll never have the chance to visit in person. It’s amazing, I love it all.

  2. K August 15, 2010 at 8:41 pm #

    It strikes me, as I look at your images, that I am intrigued at the juncture of things. The birds themselves are fascinating, and very different from ours, but the real interest was in the space between them, what happened there. And the colors of the roving are each refreshingly spring-like and delicious, but I am most drawn to the tiny bits between the pure colors, the slightly peachy orange, the new leaf green just after the yellow –

    I suppose it is in motion that we live, our momentary crossing of paths – where the deliberate gives way to something else, something accidental, and yet – or and thus, true.

  3. softearthart August 15, 2010 at 9:36 pm #

    Beautiful birds and beautiful wool colors, cheers Marie

  4. Rachel August 15, 2010 at 11:28 pm #

    Alpaca is my absolute favorite. Bubble gum flavors. That is what your colors look like to me. Fun spring/summer bubble gum flavors.

    The bigger bird got swooshed off by the littler more colorful bird…… There’s hope for me yet!

  5. WonderWhyGal August 16, 2010 at 12:50 am #

    What beautiful birds you have in your part of the world. My windows always have Blue Jays, Cardinals and Robins playing in the Pear Trees.

  6. Wabi-Sabi Wanderings August 16, 2010 at 3:11 am #

    More roving art! Luscious colours.

    And those birds appear so fantastical to my Canadian eyes. Thank you so much for sharing the beauty you see simply looking out your window. Amazing 🙂

  7. The Handmaden August 16, 2010 at 4:39 am #

    The honeyeaters are nesting here at the moment, they’re very entertaining with all their noise and flitting here and there. Sometimes up to 15 of them line up on the fence outside my kitchen window and put on a show. Very amusing.
    Your alpaca looks beautiful!

  8. goldenbird August 16, 2010 at 4:50 am #

    As a bird watcher I love it when you post photos of birds in South Africa– they are so different from what we see here. I sure wish I could have a bird feeder here, but they aren’t allowed in my apartment complex. It must be so fascinating and entertaining to watch them.

    The colors of the yarn are so bright and cheerful.

  9. Dawn August 16, 2010 at 4:53 pm #

    Spring in South Africa looks lie a beautiful time! I have never seen these types of birds before.

  10. twigandtoadstool August 17, 2010 at 4:05 pm #

    This is why I LOVE blogging. I mean, I get to see Spring birds in South Africa with a click of the mouse! Thank you for sharing!
    And I LOVE that roving…gorgeous colours!
    xo maureen

  11. Earthboys August 18, 2010 at 2:59 am #

    You captured some special moments, the birds are beautiful, I remember them. My mother has always put out fruits for the birds since I was a little girl. I have black birds collecting left over rice from our dog food but the cats sit around hunting. We made little bird houses out of gourds.

    I love your wool roving, so colorful.

  12. Forest-Dweller August 18, 2010 at 1:03 pm #

    OH I just love birds…and yarn. My Son and I have been doing the back yard bird count since he was five…he is ten now. Our first one, we sat on the counter in the kitchen eating PB&J…we had lunch with the birds. since then we have moved our bird feeder near the dinning room. So now I shove the dinning room table against the window and my youngest now joins us. We have learned so much about birds by just having lunch with them.

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