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Wednesday, 7 September 2011

SPRING IS SPRUNG


It is the beginning of spring and the bottle-brushes I planted last summer in my front garden have grown at varying rates. I planted them as seedlings. One that has a good position in the sun is about 80cm tall.

My garden is largely Australian native. In early spring it is mostly green but there are some tinges of color.

Native Eriostomen

The wattle has finished flowering and is covered in seed pods.


New red growth on the eucalyptus
 
A lone nasturtium adds a splash of color by the path
Nasturtiums are not native but very easy to grow. I have planted nasturtiums in a narrow shallow garden where I needed to grow something hardy. But in the heat of last summer only a couple of them survived. They are good to put in vases and on salads as they are edible. So are the leaves, and the seed pods can be used in the place of capers.

A kookaburra landed in the Casurina just outside my computer room. It was hunting. It dived down and returned to the branch with something wiggling in its mouth. Most probably a lizard.


My daughter R and I have begun walking again.  Just a 20 minute walk 3 times a week but its a start and a good chance to talk. We go in the late afternoon. R's dog Jasper loves going for walks. It is azalea time as seen by the white blooms behind Jasper.


This is sunset looking from the front of P:-)'s house. The sun sets over the mountains in the west. 

The good thing about writing a blog is that you notice the things around you. I am always on the lookout for things to photograph. I really believe that it is important to enjoy the small moments in life.

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