Friday, 11 April 2008

A walk in the Gardens

Aren't these gorgeous? They are cotton harlequin bugs and some can always be found on the native hibiscus shrubs in our Botanic Gardens. Children just love them, we always have a hunt for the bugs when there are young school kids on a tour. The females are about twice the size of the males, but not nearly as beautiful.

This is a photo I took about 7 years ago before the Botanic Gardens were planned. The photo below is what you see standing in almost the same position! There is quite some change - we do live in the tropics after all and things grow very quickly. We live nearby and have walked in the area for a very long time. We loved seeing the buildings being built and then the Gardens being constructed. We will celebrate the fifth birthday of the Gardens on 31 May - most of the people involved at the beginning are still active in the Gardens now, should be a good party!

I have actually painted some papers today so should have something creative to show in another day or so, can't believe how fast the days disappear, really need to learn to sleep less or add some extra hours to each day!!


  1. Hi Robin,love your blog.I'm a new blogger too it's very addictive as well as time consuming,I spend more time browsing than sewing! I've just finished 'People of the Book' and just couldn't put it down especially as one of my hobbies is calligraphy. You live in a lovely part of the world, here in the UK I think spring has arrived at last and my garden is finally waking up.

  2. A lovely blog you have here Robin, very entertaining. Your bags are beautiful.
    And I love those bugs - makes me itch to get the paints out :)


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