|They rest on our roof for a few minutes. There must be close to|
30 of them flying around this evening.
|Oldest operating brewery in Australia from 1824. You can see|
Mt. Wellington in the background. (stock photo)
They fly down to the Cascade Brewery every day which is a little over a kilometre away from here. They eat the apples in the large crates as the brewery produces apple juice as well as beer. There are thousands of apples stored outdoors in their yards. The cockatoos and currawongs stop here on the way back to Mt. Wellington for the night as we are in their flight path.
|Salamanca market (stock photo) |
Mt Wellington in background
Today Salamanca Market was on and I went there to meet a mate for lunch. On the way I stopped at a local neighbourhood market and picked up a couple of Penguin books a stall holder had set aside for me. I also found some more at Salamanca.
Many people who talk to me about Penguin books believe all of them are orange. I am constantly educating people about the variety of the vintage numbered books published before 1970. Today I am sharing a few of the ones I found today.
|Yes this is orange but has|
Published 1961 number 1659
|What so many people think|
they all look like.
Published 1944- number 262
|Penguin Poets have both beautiful and unusual covers|
Number D 108 published 1968
|Penguin Plays have geometric designed covers.|
Number PL26 published 1960
|No. 36- published 1949 An assortment of|
short pieces of writing from well known authors.
|No 517 - Published 1951 |
reprinted Green crime Penguin.
|Travellin Penguins come in|
many shapes and colours.
|One of the interesting green crime|
cover illustrations. I love these covers.
Number 2323 Published 1965
I enjoyed looking at both. Flocks of white cockatoos sound so exotic... and very different to our English birds.ReplyDelete
I remember how odd it was becoming familiar with these birds when we moved here from North America 25 years ago. The English and American birds have lovely songs. The big birds here are a spectacle but very noisy and squawky. Nice to hear from you. PamReplyDelete
Love the first pic of the Penguin with the delightful illustration! And the Cascade Brewery looks rather imposing against the dark backdrop of Mt. Wellington. Interesting to know what the cockatoos are feeding on. :)ReplyDelete
Thank you for your comment. The cockatoos will eat almost anything that people plant, farmers hate them. The Penguin illustration you mention is a lovely one.ReplyDelete