Making it last

by | Mar 31, 2011 | Uncategorized | 4 comments

Visiting my friend Jennie, enjoying her garden in the mellow afternoon of autumn, and watching the tuis feeding. Jennie’s husband John makes these ingenious bird feeders, using an upturned bottle that dispenses sugar water into a bowl. The tui first sits and watches (there’s a neighbourhood cat).

It’s safe to feed.

Sipping sweet nectar; that’s how it feels as each golden day unfolds. How much longer can it last? I’m drinking it in: the sun, the peace, the bounty of late autumn.


  1. Marilyn

    These are very beautiful photos, what wonderful feeders. I would love to have tui come into our garden. I too am enjoying the sun and peace and all autumn is giving us just now.

  2. lines n shades

    such sights are so peaceful to look at… an upturned bottle? what a wonderful idea 🙂

  3. lifeonthecutoff

    How enjoyable a way to spend an afternoon, Juliet, with a friend and the beauty of nature nearby. I love this feeder.

  4. juliet

    Yes, a friend and a beautiful garden is a pretty good combination! I gave my sister a tui feeder for her birthday. They make wonderful presents.


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