Friday, October 30, 2009

Too Much Sunshine......

...... means too much shade.
Too much bright light, and too much shade to take good outdoor photos, means that flowers don't show up to their best effect. However, waiting for optimum conditions sometimes means I miss the flowers altogether.

Iceberg roses are budding prolifically and should produce a wonderful display.

Another Cotinus (Smoke Bush). Perhaps Jane will like this one better?

Anyone need some Alyssum or African Daisy seedlings? The result of piling plants in a heap waiting to be mulched.

Japanese Maple, Silver Birch, Calendula and Californian Poppies.

Poppies in the shade of a Sycamore Maple.

Mauve and white Lilac.

Claret Ash, yellow Broom, African Daisies.

Self-sown Sweet Peas.

Smoke Bush, Crab Apple.

Eriginon (Seaside Daisies).

African Daisies.

Overgrown Silverbeet vying for space with the Alyssum.

Lavender, Centranthus and Bronze Fennel.

Centranthus, daisies and Ceanothus.


Silver Curry Plant. The leaves actually taste like curry and can be used in cooking.


Crab Apple.

Only a few months ago this daisy was a cluster of thick, stumpy branches without a leaf on them.

Columbines in the shade of the cherry tree.

Saturday, October 17, 2009

Yesterday's Garden

Yesterday was the sunniest day we've had for a while, so I managed a couple of photos while the sun was out and there was a lull in the wind. Ever notice that just when you want to photograph a plant, the wind begins to blow and the plant waves about madly?
Now, if only I could find a space for all the plants we bought in the last week or so!!!

Friday, October 16, 2009

You are invited ....

.... to come on a photographic journey with me through Victoria and New South Wales.
The 600km trip home on Tuesday provided plenty of opportunities to snap roads, GREEN paddocks (fields) and ever-changing clouds, albeit through the windows of a moving car. Believe it or not, this is the order in which the photos were taken so you can see that the cloud scenes varied all along the way. Sometimes it was a case of 'be quick before the windscreen wipers pass again'. If only the countryside would stay this green!!!

I took about another sixty photos on the trip......aren't you glad I didn't post them all?