Here are some photos I took recently of a black bean tree in my front yard, and a beautiful carpet of jacaranda blossoms. They festooned every plant in the dog’s yard and looked beautiful. We have had torrential rain lately for about a week, and the blossoms have all been dropping. I also took some photos of the bird bath with interesting reflections of trees in the water.
Explains way to make a fabulous wall covered in plants using waste products.
I haven’t posted anything on this blog for a while as I have been pretty busy and distracted, but today an old friend came to lunch and brought me a bunch of beautiful flowers from their garden. They are so lovely and I think that I like their humble display far more than an expensive bouquet from a flower shop. It made me think of a quote by Claude Monet:
“I must have flowers always, and always”.
Where would we be without the beauty of flowers and friends to bring them to us?
Last Thursday I went into the city to meet a friend at Circular Quay. I have many photos which I took there and will put them on my blog later. We had lunch in Sydney’s Royal Botanic Gardens which adjoins the Sydney Opera House on the harbour and is one of my all time favourite spots. I used to go there with my father many years ago and have enjoyed many picnics with my friends and family. It was looking particularly beautiful in spite of the grey day, as there were many spring flowers out, and the sweet scent of wisteria filled the air. Hope you enjoy these. I really appreciate being able to take a train from my home in the suburbs to Circular Quay, where I can take a ferry to Manly, Taronga Zoo or numerous other places, or just hang out with all the tourists and buskers at the Quay. It’s only a short walk to the Opera House and the Botanic Gardens, and you are in a haven of peace and tranquillity in the heart of the busy, bustling city.