Inspiration from my garden today.
Main - My beloved frangapani - even a little spider snuggles protected in one of the delicately scented petals.
2. Camelia tree spurting even more new life.
3. Under the camellia tree this darling little native violet calls home.
4. Geranium from my Mother in law in a pot. Hers are just stunning fat hugely double fat bursts of flower, I am not the green thumb like she and my Mum are. Not to mention two little boys that love to play backyard soccer, and cricket and balls that snap off little buds and branches.
5. Looking up from under a palm tree.
6. A tree planted by our neighbours, which loves to grow and say hi into our place. I love the colours I love the texture of this tree. Anyone can give it a name for me?
7. Part of a cottage packet mix that I scattered last spring into our front garden. Gosh these are the prettiest little things. Again, can anyone name them for me?
8. Our tibouchina hedge, there are a couple of little buds dotted here and there, I get so excited to see this lovely hedge in flower. This particular tibouchina is called Carol-Lyn. I think I have written it correctly. It flowers constantly on and off through the year, and I cut it right back and off it goes again.
9. Geranium from my Mum which is in our front garden in front of the tibouchina hedge. I have managed to get a few of these going and would love to cover the front of the hedge with this and the darker red/pink one as in photo 4.
All the plants in our garden are tough, it's really just that simple, they have to be tough, they have to withstand my non-green thumbs, they have to withstand two little boys, they have to withstand humidity, they have to withstand coastal winds and weather. We have planted so many different plants that unfortunately have become mulch over the years, however, this lot are here to stay, they seem to thrive where others have fallen. Our neighbours have similar plants, which is a wonderful omen that we have planted the right species. We get birds in our backyard and lately the butterflies have just been huge and stunningly beautiful.
Which reminds me right now, we entered the Landcare Sunflower Challenge and ooopppppssss - have not planted our seeds yet. Hmmmm, another job for today - I wonder if it's too late? We shall see then. I will let you know how it goes.
What are you doing today? Perhaps you are working, perhaps you are sewing, perhaps you have the hiccups, perhaps you are helping someone that you have never met before. Perhaps you are delivering a baby today, perhaps you are just finished work and going home to have a sleep. Perhaps you are nibbling on a little piece of chocolate - just a little piece, you know for sustenance. Perhaps you are just about to put your seatbelt on and go for a drive. Perhaps you are herding sheep right now to another paddock with your trusty sidekick black collie, named Bonny, who has a white patch on her left ear. Perhaps you are collecting shells on the beach, perhaps you have glue stuck to your finger and thumb in a most annoying way. Perhaps you are writing a letter to someone you love so much it hurts inside your ribcage. Perhaps you are wrapping a gift, perhaps you are boiling the kettle, perhaps you are replacing a lightbulb, perhaps you are about to tell someone you love them (do it, go on, do it - even if they don't feel the same, then you have been honest.) Perhaps you are wondering when Joyce is going to stop talking. . . . . . . Joyce wonders if she can stop 'perhaps-ing'.
Ok then, thanks so much for stopping by my place today. Take care of you, be kind to you, look after you. It's the only you, you have.