This wall hanging has a background of embellished glass organza in a lovely teal colour laid on top of a shot purple. I loved the end colour.
There has been a temporary fence erected around this tall Bunya Pine tree at the Botanic Gardens to keep anyone from sitting under it.
This is why - these nuts fall off at this time of the year and they each weigh about 2 kilos or even more!
This closeup photo shows you that as well as being very heavy they have very sharp points on them - I would not like to be underneath one of those! The nuts will eventually ripen with a very floury edible nut in each of the segments. They were a favourite food of the aborigines.
We are having a spot of fairly wild weather here at present, strong winds and heavy squalls. We are a long way south of the cyclone in North Queensland, but the forecast is saying gales will extend down here. I am never sure these days if the bureau is being over cautious or it the warning is really necessary. Sometimes the media creates such a beatup over almost nothing! I am glad to see some wind and rain anyway, much more pleasant than the previous muggy heat.