Monday, 28 February 2011


A recent unknown surprise arising from nowhere :)

Teeny Tiny flowers. Unknown plant

Absolutely beautiful in all its imperfection.

Sunday, 27 February 2011

For the Squirrels

The children were so happy to find the first Acorns on the ground, knowing that they are what Squirrels eat. They exclaimed so loudly, glad the squirrels would have plenty of food, obviously they were not as happy when I explained we do not have Squirrels in Australia. They still have lots of fun finding the Acorns with their little hats.  

As a side note, it would appear,  the Cockatoo's enjoy Acorns as food too.


Thursday, 24 February 2011

Wednesday, 23 February 2011


Fig Tree ( the big one ) there is a smaller one out the back.

Green Figs, not yet ripe.

Tuesday, 22 February 2011

Secret Place

Referred to as the Pixie Tree and/or Hiding Tree.

We made a door way on this side : )

Monday, 21 February 2011


Showing the first hint of Orange and that it is ripening.

Sunday, 20 February 2011


Far from where I would expect to see him taking a rest in the lavender.
Taken on a hot overcast day in Early Feb.
A single shot and perfect unedited photo! 


Saturday, 19 February 2011

Friday, 18 February 2011


Just two of the Many elusive hard to Photograph Fish.

Thursday, 17 February 2011

A light pink one.

Light Pink is certainly not the end of the Roses, there are Orange, White, Cream, and any and all shades in between what I have show so far,  also so many not currently in flower that I just don't know. There will be more but its just time for a break in the Roses transmission. : )

Monday, 14 February 2011

A Yellow one

The colours in this just Pop and make me feel Happy!

Sunday, 13 February 2011

Some of the Simple ones

I tend to refer to these as old fashioned Roses though they might more appropriately be called wild type roses. To me its old fashioned because they are the flower in its simplest form.

Saturday, 12 February 2011

Some of the intricate ones

This garden is home to more roses that I could ever imagine in one home garden You will see them here frequently I imagine, and my next 6 posts will focus on some of them. So to start off the procession of Roses here are some Intricate, many Petalled Blooms.

Friday, 11 February 2011


he was of the most brilliant Blue, I couldn't get behind him in the morning to try and capture it
This Red one stopped by the Algae pond in the afternoon.
and the blue one came back too though I didn't really capture the colour.

Thursday, 10 February 2011


Never a day goes by when I walk in the garden that I fail to be ensnared in some way.
As yuccky and amusing as it is it the crazy arm flailing that ensues I still feel a bit sad when I consider some tiny spider started up in that one tree created a line of web walked down to the ground and up the other tree, to secure it and weaved some magic, that I have just destroyed.

I wonder if I'll ever get used to walking through webs?


Wednesday, 9 February 2011

Monday, 7 February 2011


Miniature Persimmon in Evening light

Satsuma Plums almost Ready

Sadly all we saw of the Apricots. Will have to net this one next year.

Sunday, 6 February 2011

Wicked Banksia men

Inspiration for the famous tales of May Gibbs . 

Wicked Banksia Men

Little Gumnuts

Saturday, 5 February 2011

Red Wattle Bird

Typically quick, nervous and flighty when they spot me I felt lucky to also get these shots of a foraging bird on Saturday. Perhaps I should head down the driveway more often : )
The name refers to the fleshy red wattle on the side of the neck. In this particular bird they are very small but grow bigger and get 'dangle-y' 


The curled leaf you see hanging in a web above his beak in the next shot must have contained a spider; as in the blink of an eye he stuck his long beak in there and when the leaf fell he was swinging down the tree to catch it quick as a flash! 

Red Wattle birds are the second most common visitors to our bird bath for a drink.