Friday, July 27, 2012

The most beautiful parrot in all the universe...

Today as I was driving I saw the most beautiful parrot on the side of the road. It was iridescent green, with shinny speckles of silver, and a red so stunning it flamed like a hot coal. As I drove past it didn't fly away or move. Breaks on, I  did a u-bolt, I was going to save that parrot, for surely it was injured.

I parked across the other side of the road, it was even more beautiful this close. A car passed by it, and then it looked up and took flight up to the tall eucalyptus tree above me. mmmmmm, no saving today.

I got out of the car and looked up in the tree. Couldn't find it. It had magic, that parrot.

It took my breath away.

I got back in the car and drove home, with the vision of a magic parrot in my head.

It looked and felt a bit like this John Olsen Painting.

I love this.

Its called "The Bouillabaisse"

Here are some of my other fave John Olsen paintings.

You can find these all here.


  1. I love these Rex.
    x J

  2. what a beautiful moment that bird gave you, liek a gift. love the first painting so much...

  3. Maybe the rainbow bird. If so have flown all the way from Indonesia to breed. Amazing mothers!

  4. Your creative spirit is enticing and beautiful, Rex. I love the way you look at the world. I love your artistic and poetic perspective. These gorgeous magical moments are so special. I wish I could capture a few myself.