Although I had access to this house and yard prior to settlement, I really just spent time up on the riverbank, or watering and harvesting the vegetables the Executor of the property had kindly planted for me.
So it's been wonderful to discover pretty things popping up in the garden, this, my first spring here. These orchids were a huge surprise, I knew there was a lot of greenery in the trees, but had no idea it was all going to burst into bloom, almost overnight. The plant circles the whole tree and is up high in the canopy as well.
|Dendrobium orchid in a bottle brush tree|
|A close-up of that beautiful flower|
|Masses of rich red hippeastrums everywhere|
|Citrus trees full of blossoms, and an overpowering perfume, setting fruit for next year|
|A dozen or more heirloom roses, just starting to flower - the perfume is a delight|
|Poppies and cosmos|
|Pansies tucked in amongst rocket and coriander|
|Lola - hiding in the "jungle"|
|Stocks. - the lovely spicey smells wafts up to the veradah at night|
|More violas amongst the lettuce|
Just because she's so pretty !
To finish, the view from my new lounge room window, looking across the river towards Mt Warning. I took this late in the afternoon, just before the sun disappeared behind the rim, from my sofa, it's a calming and peaceful vista, and the perfect place to sit and relax with a cuppa. I cropped this a little, as the closer view including the yard was already dark, but from inside during the day I see a constant parade of birds, water dragons creeping out to sun themselves, and families of ducks wandering along the riverbank....lovely!
that's it, till next time.....