Actually, I simply made a meander book for a challenge over at Ilene McInnes' You Tube channel. A meander book is a "book" with a nature of anfractuosity...it simply wanders about randomly as one opens it instead of progressing neatly and tidily from page to page as is customary for a book.
Actually, I made two, but the first was such a disaster once I had applied Mod Podge that it was promptly binned after I had retrieved the covers. (I hate Mod Podge!)
Ilene McInnes has passed the rather magical 5000 subscribers milestone on her channel and decided to do a quiet little challenge to those of her subbies who were interested. She requested that we send her something/anything we pleased, of a ducky nature. Her channel credo is "Craft Like A Duck", so who could refuse? She has a wonderful freedom in her approach to art and craft and is a recycler of all sorts of unconsidered trifles. As I had it in my head for some time about meander books, I decided now was the moment!
Yesterday I saw a brush wattlebird diving about in some fuchsia bushes in my front garden.
Now, we often have both brush and yellow wattlebirds visit our garden, depending what plants are in flower at the time. They are honeyeaters and they have long curved bills and (apparently, I have never seen one close enough to know first hand), they have long brush-tipped tongues that facilitate their accessing nectar from flowers.
Wattlebirds are fairly large, generally speaking, brush being smaller than yellow. Brush range between 27 - 33 cm long, and yellow wattlebirds (endemic to Tasmania and King Island) are the largest of the wattlebirds at 38 - 48 cm in length. You can probably imagine the damage these great lumps sometimes do to the brittle, tender stems of fuchsia bushes! However, it saves us from some pruning and does no lasting harm to the plants now they are well established, and I would by far prefer to have birds visit than not.
I was inside, in my craft room and as I watched it, it flew across to just outside the window to inspect the flowers of a grevillea which grows in the garden at the corner of the house and is in flower at the moment. I grabbed my camera and took a few quick shots, through the window and at a very awkward angle...consequently, the pics are not very brilliant at all, but here they are anyway...