Jacaranda Flowers at Maleny Country Cottages
Jacaranda trees are an amazing sight during the months of October and November. And Jacaranda flowers at Maleny Country Cottages are a treat for our resident wallabies.
These Red-Necked Wallabies munch on the sweet flowers that fall to the ground all day long. As a result, there are not many flowers on the ground by the end of the day. So, we miss out on seeing that beautiful mirror effect on the ground from all the fallen flowers.
Our Jacaranda tree welcomes guests arriving at Reception.
There are many creatures in nature who are masters of camouflage and one of these is the Tawny Frogmouth. They are nocturnal birds so during the day they are seen perched on tree branches, usually down low, camouflaged as part of the tree.
These photos show our hand-reared, resident Tawny Frogmouths, Baby and Hoot with their two surviving fledglings on the edge of our busy main driveway. This dead tree they picked was quite low, making it easy to take a couple of photos with my iPad.
The tawny at the bottom is Baby with Hoot just above him on the right. The close-up photo actually has three tawnies in the picture; the top-half of Hoot at the centre-bottom.
We are always excited to sight koalas on our property at Maleny Country Cottages.
This one in particular was spotted high up in a gum tree when he decided to go and find himself another tree.
He didn’t seem disturbed by our presence, a little bit curious but then just carried on as if we were not there.
In June, 2016 Bottlebrush Cottage received its long-awaited bathroom renovation and internal painting. This family cottage is very popular with our guests and its been a challenge to plan and execute these improvements in between bookings.
New linen and winter quilt covers have replaced the old and a new colour scheme brings warmth and softness to the bedrooms whilst the refurbished bathroom
boasts a new double corner spa bath and double basins.
At present, the exterior of the cottage is receiving attention as fly screens are in the process of being replaced, the front door has had a fresh coat of paint and the walls are showing off their renewed ‘Sage Green’ colour.
We hope that our guests enjoy all the changes and improvements in Bottlebrush Cottage and, with the ambience of the property gives them an even more pleasurable experience with the native wildlife and flora at Maleny Country Cottages.
Painters were John McGrath and daughter, Bianca from Glass House Mountains with Josh Moore from Amber Woodworking providing the required bathroom skills.
Many thanks to John, Bianca and Josh for working diligently to schedule.