Thursday, 7 January 2010

Back to the Gardens

Jock and I went walking in the Botanic Gardens today, the first time this year. Until today, I had found the weather far too hot and unpleasant to even think of going far - my feet definitely don't like the high humidity. Today was overcast and threatening to rain so off we went, and I took these photos, in no particular order. They should all enlarge if you click on them.

The pelicans were nearly all just resting, while the cormorants were drying out.
Thank goodness the pump has been repaired at long last so this waterfall is working again after having been dry for about three months.

These vitex melicopia berries are so bright. The bush is about two metres high and absolutely covered, making a great show.

The cassia fistula has made a lovely show of petals on the pavement underneath it.

And finally, I just liked the line of toadstools under one of the trees.

I have nothing creative to show at present. In fact, I need to take about a week to have a very large cleanout and sort out in my workroom. I have no more space in which to store anything, and I can't find the things I have stored in the last couple of months!!
I can hear raindrops on the roof, hopefully there will be a good fall overnight. Time for bed.


  1. Glad you are getting some rain to help keep those beautiful gardens looking so lovely. Wonderful photos as usual - it all looks very peaceful. What is it about toadstools? I love them too and those berries are such a gorgeous colour.

  2. Love the fungi. Know what you mean about untidy workrooms - there comes a point when one cannot work properly without a good tidy up.

  3. I'm glad that the weather became more comfortable for you. The toadstools against that background would make a lovely stitched piece.


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