Oh yes....those little fluffy bundles you can see beside the tin are my attempts to create the right colour and size nest that I needed! At least I now have a small supply for any future projects. :)
We have a couple of Brazilian Cherry(subtropical) trees in our yard and they are holding a lot of fruit at the moment. With the strong winds we've been having here just lately, a lot of them are ending up on the ground, so I thought I would pick some before it was too late to eat them. The pic of them came up so pretty. If you pick them too soon they can be very tart! I really like the flavour when properly ripe. It's quite sweet but with a little sourness hiding in there. If I don't get to them early enough, though, they all end up fruit fly blown. Ick. If they don't get eaten I'll often try to make a jelly from them.
This the tree with all the fruit on them, but the pic hasn't come up very well to show them all up. You just get to see a view of our wild back yard! lol.
The big happening here yesterday was a huge dust storm! I think the most effected areas (and don't quote me here) were NSW and Qld up the east coast. The awful red dust was picked up from out west (in the middle of the country) and blown down around to the south-east and back up north through the two States. The pic below is from our front path and up the street opposite. I took it around 9am and the dust stayed around for much of the day. Even inside there was an eerie yellow glow all about. So glad we closed all the windows and doors here! Mind you, we now have a champagne/apricot coloured cat instead of a white one! :) She was obviously lying around all over the place on every surface that had the dust on it. But we have to be grateful that there wasn't as much dust as Sydney copped, by the time it got here.
It's not what you look at, it's what you see. ~ Thoreau