Tuesday, October 23, 2007

Grey loeries


Some doodles from my layout pad - thin paper that I have no inhibitions about messing up on and can run riot with strange thoughts and ideas! I don't know why the ugly laughing mouth but the birds are the comical grey loeries that were bobbing around the newly budding jacaranda tree in our garden. They are also known as kwê-voëls (Afrikaans) or Go-away birds due to the noise they make... g'wayyy or kwê... In the bush, their natural habitat they actually seem to warn herds of buck about predators approaching, but here in our suburban garden, they taunt our hapless dog when he wanders out into their domain. How he would love to fly...

4 comments:

Ginny said...

I can HEAR those loeries and SEE the the jacaranda coming into purple bloom - oi - huge pangs of homesickness - love Ginny

(What's with the gnashing teeth, man?)

Ginny said...
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Cathy Gatland said...

Hi Gin - your comment appeared twice so I deleted one - about the gnashing teeth - as I said, the cheap paper is for messing around on, so that was the messy bit!

Ginny said...

Hmmm_ I saw that... but I still dare to ask - what does the gnashing teeth MEAN, sister?