King Parrots in the Morning
The scent of fresh clean air is so nice. We had two mills (millilitres) of rain last night! It has been a month since we have had any at all and not much then and not much before that. All the grass and flowers and leaves were covered in tiny dew drops. The cool air breezed around. I had to go out there and enjoy it.
Awake, O harp and lyre!
I will awake the dawn!
and caused the dawn to know its place,
I stood near one of our bird feeders for a while and two King Parrots flew down. King Parrots are difficult to get photos of but these two didn't notice me! They then hopped down of the fence near the bird feeder, onto the ground. Along the bottom of the fence are two rows of sandstone blocks so the birds didn't see as I knelt down and crept along. Luckily I had my camera not the one I am borrowing so I could hold it out and poke it around the corner of the blocks. I got four photos of the male King Parrot walking towards me before he got too close and realized that a person was crouched behind the funny black thing. Then he and the other flew quickly away.