Today was my turn to do a shift at the Visitors Desk in the Botanic Gardens. This is part of the display which our Visitors Services Officer has set up from seeds and nests etc collected in the Gardens.
I love the textures of these fungi - better seen when you click to enlarge
I went for a walk in the shade garden and found these gorgeous flowers of the Back Scratcher ginger had come out. I had to kneel in the garden bed to take this photo - fortunately nobody else was nearby.
here is the flower in closeup - a satin shiny surface.
I love the new pink leaves of the syzygiums - this is Wilsonii and has a lovely red pom pom flower, but the wind was blowing too hard, I couldn't get a photo in focus.
I should have taken this photo when I opened up this morning. It is a vanilla bean orchid, with creamy green flowers - they were open this morning but closed 5 hours later, not sure if it was because of the cloud cover or not, but the creeper is fascinating and looks great against the wormeaten wood of the old wharf logs.
Lastly here is a photo of my giveaway - a glasses case, a bookmark, a fridge magnet and some paper napkins. This is blog no 195 so five more to go and I will draw.
Now I had better take the dog for a walk. Bill has gone away for a few days for work and Jock has been caged up for several hours so he needs the exercise.