This lilly pilly tree is the one I photographed and showed with all the berries on it a few days ago. Yesterday, I was going out for lunch and disturbed this lorikeet feasting on the delicious fruit. (Click to enlarge). Unfortunately, his head is partly hidden by a leaf, but he wouldn't keep still!
As I said, I was going out for lunch...to meet up with those two reprobates, Peter (from Holtie's House) and Warren (from Wazza's Place). For four hours we talked and laughed, had the odd cup of coffee and just incidentally, had something to eat.
It was most pleasant and as it was very humid, we were inside in the air conditioning...much more comfortable. During the course of the conversation we got to talking about the weather (it's true!) and compared ourselves with those of you in the Northern Hemisphere with blizzards, snow and bone freezing cold. It was unanimous...we prefer to be hot and sticky! So there you go...it's all what you're used to. We just cannot imagine a cold Christmas. To us, it's barbecues, swimming pools and ice cold beverages...wonderful!
Peter also passed on to me a boxed set of country music...400 songs! My eyes just about fell out of my head when I saw it...he bequeathed it to me because he was becoming overrun with CDs and DVDs...apparently. Anyway, I showed Fred who started drooling when he was looking through the songs. Much to everyone's delight we found the Bill and Boyd song "Santa Didn't Make it to Darwin" (referring to Cyclone Tracy which flattened the place Christmas Eve 1974). so we put the CD on and had a bit of a sing song. Wonderful...thank you so much, Peter.
Anyway, we had a lovely time and Warren told me all about the bad influence...cough...Peter is on him when he (Peter) comes down from Gympie. Hmmmn, just wondering who influences who, here. I think one's as bad as the other to be quite honest.
I eventually arrived back home a bit before five...after leaving at 11 in the morning! Well...who said lunch had to be short?
Thanks, guys, it was great to see you again.