Monday, June 21, 2010

Winter drops...

Another frosty cold morning today so a couple more inevitable water drop shots...



Not an amazing photo, but I like the string of crystal pearls - a faerie tightrope or necklace...?



I do like this though, the drop of water on the end of the Birch branch is frozen, the crazing you can see is actually the ice starting to melt, cool huh?

Sunday, June 20, 2010

Friday, June 18, 2010

Bottle Beauties....

Yesterday when I was taking photo's of the storm damage down in the paddocks I was distracted by this Bottlebrush and took a couple of shots......



...as you do..!! So today I just had to brave the wind to take some more....



..isn't nature wonderful?



This one isn't open fully yet, but I love the colours and the soft fuzz on the leaves...





Different variety, no idea what they are, they were here when we moved in 8 years ago. I like the pink tones on this one..



Enjoy......

Sunday, June 6, 2010

Last of the Autumn Roses..........

I was out cutting the last of the roses this morning before the predicted cold, wintry blast hits in the next couple of days, much better on the coffee table, smelling sweetly of summer to come..............





...this is 'Teasing Georgia' from David Austin. She just keeps flowering right through spring, summer and autumn and her perfume is sweet and spicy..





..the last 'Just Joey' bud, slightly stumpy from the cold nights, but still a beautiful bloom if a disappointing bush....





..'The Children's Rose', my personal favourite in the garden. Headily scented, sweet and old fashioned, this really has the most delicious perfume.......





..and last the most photogenic rose ever (IMHO) "Julia's Rose', sweet, old fashioned beauty. Again, not much of a bush, very scraggy, but the bloom makes up for ALL other faults.

Friday, June 4, 2010

The Garden Gate..



I took this a couple of days ago on a day when the mist engulfed us for the whole day. I've tweaked it in PSE and I like the result, very other worldly, very ethereal!

See the little blackbird sitting on the gate, there's a story to her living in our garden! About two years ago a little blackbird flew into the window and gave itself a bit of concussion. John happened to be out in the garden at the time and he picked her up, put her in a shoe box on one of the dogs towels and left her on top of the meat safe on the verandah. He checked on her every now and then until it got dark, then left her for the night. The next morning she was still there when I got up but by the time John got up for breakfast, she'd gone!! For months we would see her flitting around, grubbing up the mulch, then the following spring we found her in a nest up in the vine covering the gate. She's been there every year since, she teaches her babes to fly around the garden, I can see her now scratching up the mulch around the newly emerged Jonquils. She has no fear of us or the dogs, she'll hop up on the fence or a branch when Miss Martha goes charging outside pretending to be a big guard dog, waits till she's finished then hops down again! We can walk along the path not 50cm away from her and she's content to stay.
I like that. I like being friends with a little Blackbird....................

Wednesday, June 2, 2010

Julia's Rose..........



Lilly Pilly flowers............




Calla Lily..........



Inside the Calla.........