This lovely swamp orchid is flowering in the shade garden. It grows in the wild at Eungella, a mountain range west of Mackay. A friend of mine has potted up some from her property there to give me to plant in my garden so I hope I don't kill them.
The seeds on this palm were such a vibrant colour I had to take a photo - can't remember which variety of palm it is, I am not particularly a palm fan
At this time of the year the egrets and cormorants all come in to roost in the trees on ethe edge of the lagoon to roost overnight. According to all the books I have read they are not supposed to be migratory, but they certainly disappear from the lagoon in the hot summer months, only appearing in any numbers again in late autumn
This photo is not very clear. The cover is painted brown paper - with metallic paints - cut up and rewoven, then some yarns threaded through. I painted some tyvetex (the lightweight tyvek they use in disposable overalls) and scrunched it together before blasting it with my heat gun. Then I used a bit of embossing powder and gold flakes to highlight it. The cover is for a small visual diary, once again to go to the souvenir shop.
Time to get dinner and I have been in front of the computer for long enough. I had my 16th injection in my eye today, I am almost a fixture over at the eye specialist's, but if it keeps me seeing for a lot longer I don't care. I don't ususally get many after effects, but I find it uncomfortable to concentrate for too long.