Open your eyes

I must admit that I have never been a real fan our Grevilleas,

until this week when they became a photo subject for me.

Getting up close and personal with them has opened

my eyes to their beauty as each flower uncurls.

It goes to show that things and people who

are often overlooked as being different, odd and nothing special

can turn out to be the most fascinating of subjects

when we just stop to take the time to look at them.

Splendour in nature.

I took this photo yesterday of a beautiful Lorikeet as it fed on a Grevillea bush just outside the back door of our unit.

Whilst a bit wary of sudden noise , this little guy came right up to the front of the bush to pose for photos.

Known for their cheekiness and noise , the Lorikeet is one of the most people trusting birds in our Australian wildlife.