Friday, 30 December 2011


I hadn't seen these African daises in yellow before we moved here :)

Yellow African Daisy

Thursday, 29 December 2011


We were away for two days and came back to this!

My lovely Apricot crop. From my single tree.

The red wattle birds are constantly barking and calling to each other up the back where the tree is and if there is an upside it is that they are cleaning up the fruit on the ground quite nicely.

I went out and picked all of the remaining low lying  fruit. Less than 20 pieces, In this case the birds got over 90%. I think I have enough almost ripe fruit for a jar of jam which is what I really, really wanted to make with this fruit. Lesson learned. Next year we will net.

Wednesday, 28 December 2011

Blue Crown passion Fruit

This vine weaves its way up and around most of our garden, it is a weed.
The Blue Crown Passion fruit It is a yellow skinned passion fruit with bland red flesh. Last Summer the birds who are the ones I suspect bought it to our garden initially, enjoyed them. The flowers are pretty but the vine is invasive in warmer weater. I'm wondering what I can do with the bland sweet red flesh this year. 

 Here it is in one of our Plum trees.

Saturday, 24 December 2011

Friday, 23 December 2011

Red Wattle Bird

These are our most prolific visitors at this point in time :)

Thursday, 22 December 2011

Evening Aquilegia

There are still a few unexpected Aquilegia blooms happening and this little one is unique in its very pompom-ish flower Love the evening sun starting to dip and back lighting this with a magical quality.

Friday, 16 December 2011

Water Spiders

Sorry I didn't come back with more berry posts. The pace of life has picked up around here and I am barely blogging on either of my blogs. :)
These pond Spiders are amazing the skate across the water with such speed and agility grabbing unsuspecting insects at the water before they even realise what is happening.

we also have baby Goldfish swimming around in there which intrigue me!