Saturday, October 31, 2015

The last day of October

This is a Japanese Bag I made using a kit I bought from Kimono House.  Interesting way of making bag similar to origami.

Our mauve Rhododendron has grown to quite a large a tall plant.  We are enjoying lots of blooms this year. 

Likewise our yellow Gazania is enjoying all the sunshine and has lots of flowers too.

We have had a very warm October this year which has broken the weather records kept over the years.  Let's hope we have some good rainfalls  or we are in for a very dry summer.

That's all for now,


Tuesday, September 29, 2015

Spring flowers

On a recent drive I saw these lovely blue flowering bulbs

and these Polyanthas

a closer view

as well as these pretty Cyclamens 

This year our winter has been very cold comparing it to the last few years.  Sunny spring days have been slow to start.  Now the weather is changing and we are enjoying some warm sunshine. Although it is nice to see some lovely sunshine  I hope we continue to get some good rainfalls as we can never have enough rain! 

That's all for now,


Saturday, April 25, 2015

Wednesday, January 7, 2015

Our weather!

Last evening I saw the moon in the clear sky

A closer view

This morning we awoke to all the fog

which eventually cleared into a very warm summer's day of 35c.

In the afternoon a storm developed and the temperature dropped to 24c

and there was some welcome rain  for our garden.

Of course the sun returned and the humidity rose and of course the temperature was again 35c.
It is quite typical of our Melbourne weather that we have more than one season in a day!
Another very hot day tomorrow with the promise from the weather bureau that some cooler weather will be coming for us to enjoy!

That's all for now,


Thursday, January 1, 2015

Happy New Year!

Wishing everyone a safe and happy New Year.


Thursday, December 25, 2014

Christmas Greetings

                  Wishing you the wonder and joy that only Christmas brings, Merry Christmas!


Sunday, December 21, 2014

A pleasant day in Melbourne

       A couple of weeks ago I went to the City of Melbourne and walked around the garden areas.
                                                The weather was a pleasant mid 20c day. 
It was nice to see the fountain working.  Not so long ago because of the bad drought none of the fountains were cascading water.

                                                 A couple of the lovely flowers in bloom
The grass was still very green from the rains we have had.  It will not be long before they begin to yellow a little.
                             The Royal Botanical Gardens has many areas of different plants

like this bird's next

and tree fern
                                                                     a hut to rest a while
                                   I wandered around the path surrounded by the tall bamboo.
                  There were lots of people also enjoying the gardens on such a lovely sunny day.
                                            The trees were showing off their lovely blooms

and these Canna Lilies were lovely too.

                                       It was a perfect day for enjoying a ride in the gondola
I eventually reached the Tea Rooms where I met up with my friends for a Christmas break up lunch.

A view of Government House from the Botanical Gardens.
I always enjoy my visits to the Royal Botanical Gardens, there is much more to see there.
That's all for now,