I came home late yesterday from my visit to Buderim (instad of Bali). Barb is making a good recovery and has now been officially diagnosed as having epilepsy. She is on medication so should stabilise and be able to drive again by the end of March. Thank goodness she didn't break any bones in this episode.
We were both very disappointed not to be in Bali, but I am glad not to have had the 9 hour plane trip. We watched the wedding in a sort of fashion on skype. Unfortunately the band width was not very good so the picture and sound broke up quite a bit, but we could see how lovely the bride looked.
The weather was pretty wet most of the time I was there, but I managed a few photos of her lovely garden.
This is a beautiful allamanda which I am thrilled to get such a good closeup photo with my new camera.
This is not a wonderful photo, but it was raining! This is a magnificent climbing frangipani (Chonemorpa Fragrans) which I had never heard of before. The perfume was glorious.
We managed to do a little bit of walking and this is one of the many Tibouchinas on the streets. The colour is spectacular all round Buderim.
I have no idea what this plant is - in the front garden of a house we walked past. I would love to know a bit more about it as I really like it.
Here is part of Barb's very sodden garden before the really heavy rain started! Thank goodness she lives on the top of the hill so has no flood worries. I travelled to Brisbane by bus to catch the plane and took over an hour longer than normal to reach the airport. Flooding all round the place again today, now moving down into northern NSW. I really feel for them. I just came home to very sticky, overcast weather and no rain!