On Sunday morning, our neighbours and very good friends were having a coffee with us under our back pergola. The entertainment began as the corellas soared as one white cloud towards our house, screeching and calling to one another, before descending in a haze of white to graze on the newly mown grass around the 6th green. Several played tricks on the green flag, while others found the tastiest grass in the middle of the green. The green keeper wasn't going to be happy. They were rarely still. If one flew to a new spot the others would noisily follow.
It was incredible that these two were apparently sleeping amidst all the ruckus.
The previous day, Mr and Mrs Duck and family came to visit at our back gate. Unfortunately by the time I returned with my camera their visit was over and they were quickly waddling back to the ponds.
Today they added to the entertainment. A neighbour's son was sent to scare the corellas that were making a mess of the green. Mrs Duck and ducklings were disturbed by this event and rushed out of the longer grass, dashing across the green, their little webbed feet going at ninty miles an hour. Just so funny to watch. We are concerned that Mr Duck was not present.
I belong to two choirs attached to our theatre. Songbyrds is a female choir and A-chord a mixed community choir. Between the two choirs I have been and will help to entertain at 15 performances leading up to Christmas Eve. I might add that, 'I love to sing, but am not a singer.' These choirs give me so much enjoyment. It is wonderful to be surrounded by rich confident voices.
Songbyrds at the Jedda Gardens Retirement Home, Christmas lunch.
Lunch time recital at the theatre, performing before the junior theatre members presented '65 Cinderellas'.
A-chord performed at a fundraising concert for the Indonesian earthquake victims.
Here we are singing our Christmas Carol reportoire at Regal Waters Retirement Village.
In a neighbouring suburb, almost every resident of Kaiser Drive displays Christmas lights. It has become the custom for A-chord and friends to sing carols on the verandah of this home 5 or 6 nights prior to Christmas Day. On Christmas Eve the street is closed off and anywhere from 5 to 8000 people walk the street enjoying the displays. It is such a wonderfully happy atmosphere. Sadly storms are forecst for the 3 evenings prior to Christmas day, so this year it may not go ahead.
Can you spot us on the verandah?
Here we are.
Last Friday night a fierce storm warning had been issued, so Kaiser Carols was cancelled. Alas, Liz and I didn't get the message. The storm actually by passed Kaiser Drive and there were only a few moments of drizzle. Liz and I, and Kevin who was passing, sang some of the carols acapella. Apparently the photo below is appearing on the front page of our local paper, tomorrow.
And how gorgeous is this pic taken from the 'This is Australia', Facebook page, today.
We don't get our local paper until late in the afternoon, but a friend has just sent me a pic of today's front page!
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