Summer Outings – Last of the Spring roses

I recently visited Mont De Lancey Historic Homestead, in Wandin for a private Christmas luncheon. Apart from the fun and frivolity of our affair, there was also time to wander the grounds with our cameras. I adore the Rose garden, so pretty. Sadly severe hot and windy weather the other week had taken its toll,…

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Spring Outings- Cloude Hill Gardens

Some days the weather is just too good to spend inside working, and fresh air and exercise is good for us, so after I had spent most of a recent workday busy on the PC and in the studio, I could not bear it any longer and just had to get out. Moth was home…

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Winter Outings – Mount Coot-tha botanical gardens

Mount Coot-tha botanical gardens, again. It seems we have been here almost every visit to Brisbane over the last few years. We have done a fair bit of exploring around the Brisbane, Gold Coast, Sunshine Coast areas. The usual sights and sounds that tourists do, the wheel, the Brisbane sign, the river, the city beach,…

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Regular Random – Fractal Protea

Last week I featured some dried hydrangea, that I photographed with my new Fractal prism filters and promised this week some more. Well, here is a King White Protea from my garden. It was in the afternoon, with a bright burst of Winter sunshine, managed to capture some sunbursts as well. I think I prefer…

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King White Protea

If you have been following me for a while, I am sure you will have seen my giant King White Protea before, well, it is in bloom again – how divine. The blooms on this plant when fully open are about dinner plate size, and a creamy white, I have also seen a pink version,…

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And now for something completely different – Case moth

We got home from a family outing to find this curious critter on the garage wall. I have not seen one in many, many years, I had to do a bit of research and ask a few questions but it is a Case Moth – [more info here]. Curious little critter, I could not help…

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Share Your World – 21st May 2019

Back on schedule this week for SYW, last week I felt like I was falling behind, so much to do, but this week, back on track. Melanie has some less than serious questions for this week, she even calls them silly…just means some serious fun. Some Silly Questions: Is it better to suspect something (bad…

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Autumn Outings – Heronswood Gardens

Last week we visited Cloudehill Gardens, the last hoorah before Winter comes and steals all our lovely flowers, this week…we decided as it was still such lovely weather to visit it Sister Gardens in Dromana – Heronswood…we have our yearly pass, so why not use it. We ended up having a lovely lunch in Dromana…

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Regular Random – Orange Flower

On a recent outing to Cloudehill gardens, I was completely captivated by this flower, I could not find a tag in the flower bed and sadly a Google image search said it was either a Blackeyed Susan or an African Daisy; somehow I do not think either is correct…hopefully someone within my friends will know?…

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Autumn Outings – Cloudehill Gardens

I visit Cloudehill Gardens & Nursery so often, this year we bought an annual pass, the best thing is there is also another two gardens attached to the group, need to visit them soon. I like to visit at least three times a year, Summer, Autumn and Spring… the autumn colour was just perfect and…

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