We are well away from the writer’s room today, heading to Canberra for a birthday bash. My brother has made his half century, so I’ll give him flowers. This was taken at an open garden day put on by my doctor, with proceeds going to doctors without borders. A lovely day out and of course I can’t put everything up. Something of a mixed bag here.
A view towards Mulgowie from his garden. If you have seen the sunset pictures on previous posts well this is behind that mountain range. The bridge and waterfall are to the left of the top picture and the Jacaranda is behind part of a garden feature.
Okay, I’ll admit it I love water lilies.
He had roses planted at the end of every grape-vine and of course it looks like everybody works. That bee is carrying some serious pollen.
Sigh, I know, more lilies but look at them they’re beautiful.
We stopped at Coonabarabran for a break and I took these pictures. The name of the first plant escapes me, then there are climbing roses and I like the picture of the gazanias. Naturally the pictures look better if you open them in a new tab.
Dave from down the road runs a few horses on our place, it saves a lot of grass slashing. These Palomino geldings are a pair of mischievous horses. I know they look all innocent and cute but I always have my camera and you can’t let a photo opportunity go by. Of course the wallabies had to get in the shot.
All of these are from the doctor’s garden.
A flame tree in the parking lot of our local supermarket.
Now where would we be without the first frog of spring? He was on the kitchen window ledge the other night. He’s looking a little dry with bits of spider web and rubbish on him. The dragonflies were on the edge of the waterfall at the doc’s.
I saw these as we flashed past on the way to Cowra, went a mile up the road and found a place to turn. Some photo opportunities you have to take. I was immediately reminded of the gates to the mansion in my book Mountain of Death. There’s a sense of mystery here, just what is up that laneway?
Okay, we have a strange pic here. We saw the ugliest looking piece of roadside art outside of Wellington, NSW yesterday. I had to take a picture. I’ll be putting up pictures of the structure next week because when I walked into it there were several pieces of good art to be found. This one is self-explanatory, big tree through broken glass.
That’s the lot for this week, I can assure you of more in the way of flora, fauna and the strange in weeks to come. Thanks for dropping by and have a great week.