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Some random photos from my garden

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New growth on giant cactus in pot.
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Chillies growing in pot.
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Rosemary growing over the front fence.
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Native groundcover with small purple flowers.
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Pentas in flower.
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Cannas and Chinese Jade with old tub with rosemary in back.
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Potted agave in backyard next to compost bin.
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Old man’s beard growing on old tree fern.
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Old mans beard with tiny flowers and herringbone ferns.
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Pink geranium hanging over pot.
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Another geranium in the same pot.
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Some Photos of Grevilleas and Agapanthus

Here are some photos of a grevillea called Coconut Ice, which has just started flowering for the first time.  It has about 22 flowers in various stages on it at present.  I have 2 grevilleas in the driveway, and the other has flowered on numerous occasions, so I was beginning to think this one which was purchased a couple of weeks earlier than the other was a dud.  The white agapanthus are over the fence in my neighbour’s year.
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Some photos taken at Barangaroo a new public recreation area on Sydney’s foreshore near The Rocks

Here are a few of many photos taken a couple days on my first visit to a recently completed  new public park in Sydney minutes from the CBD.  The area was  known as “The Hungry Mile”  during The Great Depression as men had to queue up at the crack of dawn hoping to be picked for jobs on the docks.

http://www.barangaroo.com/

View of the city.
View of the city.
View on approaching Barrangarroo.
View on approaching Barrangaroo.
Closer view showing path around foreshore and new plantings.
Closer view showing path around foreshore and new plantings.

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All the new planting is comprised of Australian natives which are drought resistant.
All the new planting is comprised of Australian natives which are drought resistant.

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Another view of the terracing with new plants and huge sandstone blocks which are a feature.
Another view of the terracing with new plants and huge sandstone blocks which are a feature.
Magnificent stairway edged with huge sandstone blocks.
Magnificent stairway edged with huge sandstone blocks.
Another view of greenery.
Another view of greenery

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Closeup of some of the sandstone blocks.
Closeup of some of the sandstone blocks.

Some Photos of an Amazing Twisted Old Tree in the grounds of the Goulburn Court House

These are the photos of an amazing, mystical looking old tree I saw while visiting Goulburn last year.  The branches were hiding under an umbrella-shaped  canopy of  bright green leaves.   When I ducked under the tree and looked up, it was like looking at a writhing heap of snakes or the Medusa’s hair.  It is one of the most fascinating trees I have come across, like something out of a twisted fairy tale.  It almost seemed as though it had suffered some violent torture and was hiding under its deceptively calm canopy.

“The tree which moves some to tears of joy is in the eyes of others only a green thing that stands in the way. Some see nature all ridicule and deformity… and some scarce see nature at all. But to the eyes of the man of imagination, nature is imagination itself.”
William Blake

 

 

 

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Some photos of flowers and plants in my garden

After the last post I thought I would post something which is more cheerful.

 

Some bright flowers in my rockery.  I don't know their botanical name.
Some bright flowers in my rockery. I don’t know their botanical name.

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Flowers peeping over hanging basket.
Flowers peeping over hanging basket.
Pot of marigolds.
Pot of marigolds.
Old laundry tub with rosemary and pot with cordylines.
Old laundry tub with rosemary and pot with cordylines.

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Spurge
Recently planted small canna near small begonia.
Recently planted small canna near small begonia.
Acanthus mollis
Acanthus mollis

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Images from an Abandoned Home

Here are some photos I took last of an abandoned house nearby.  It has since been demolished.  Someone had even tried to start a fire in the bathroom by lighting some telephone books.  I used to know the girl who lived here and looked after her cat  sometimes when she travelled.    It was sad to see the place so neglected and trashed, with people throwing rubbish inside, graffiti and a garden which was once lovingly tended choked with weeds and vines.

 

“Go oft to the house of thy friend, for weeds choke the unused path.”
― Ralph Waldo Emerson

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Graffiti on front of house.
Graffiti on front of house.
Sinister warning.
Sinister warning.

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Burnt telephone books in bathroom.
Burnt telephone books in bathroom.

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