After the Rain…

“After the rain, the sun will reappear. There is life. After the pain, the joy will still be here.” — Walt Disney My garden is so blessed, though small, it is still beautiful in my eyes. 😊 This is for Sunshines’s Macro Monday- After the Rain and for Cee’s FOTD Challenge

Peach Chrysanthemums

“Flowers are like friends; They bring color to your world.” – Unknown   Chrysanthemums have a great variety of colours of blooms. It blooms from late summer to autumn. Saw this on the side of the road when we were all still free to roam around. That time seems ages ago, when in fact it was…

The Different Colours of the Hydrangeas

“I must have flowers, always, always.” – Monet A few days ago, my friends and I decided to go for a walk in the beautiful and luscious gardens of George Tindale Memorial Gardens in the Dandenong Ranges. I love their massive collection of Hydrangeas. It is so fascinating to look at all the variety of…

Where Flowers Bloom

“Every flower is a soul blossoming in nature.” – Gerard de Nerval This is for Cee’s FOTD Challenge and for Sunshine’s Macro Monday Challenge. They are flower that I saw in the botanical gardens.

A Weird Looking Plant…

“The garden suggests there might be a place where we can meet nature halfway.” – Michael Pollan It was a long weekend here in Australia and this is what Australians do … go and have long drives, have a weekend away with friends, eat out with family… My husband and Some friends went to the…

Raindrops on Roses

“Everybody wants happiness, and nobody wants pain, but you can’t have a rainbow without a little rain.” – Zion Lee

Metal Flowers

“Many eyes go through the meadow, but few see the flowers in it.” – Ralph Waldo Emmerson   It was a great day yesterday for a drive along the scenic Mount Dandenong. I found these metal beauties in the nursery in the middle of the town of Sassafra.   This is for Sunshine’s Macro Monday…

Black Rose

This is a perennial succulent, commonly known as Black Rose. It has burgundy to very dark burgundy leaves that resembles flowers. For Cee’s Challenge – FOTD and for Sunshine’s Monday Macro – Black Rose

Of Blooms and Pancakes

“Happiness is mother and daughter time.” – unknown Pat, my baby, doesn’t live with us anymore. So it is during this rare time that I treasure her company most. This morning, we had a daughter – mum bonding time, when we went for brunch at our favourite cafe and had a bit of a walk…

Faded Orange Flowers

“If we could see the miracle of a single flower clearly your whole life would change” – Buddha I saw these flowers at the botanical gardens. This is for Sunshine’s Macro Monday – Orange Flowers and for Cee’s FOTD Challenge – Orange Flowers

From a bud to a Lovely Purple Bloom …

“Wishing you smiles, hugs and lots of purple”- unknown Princess Flower (Tibouchina) is a tropical plant with vibrant purple flowers and “fuzzy” leaves that will bloom all season. This is for Cee’s Flower of the Day – Princess Flower and for Sunshines’s Macro Monday – Princess Flowers

At the Wombat Hill Botanical Gardens

“A garden isn’t meant to be useful. It’s for joy.Rumer Godden found in Power of Simple Living by Ellyn Sanna” ― Rumer Godden The Wombat Hill Botanical Gardens in Daylesford, Australia is an amazing garden built on top of an extinct volcano. If I had known this, in the light of recent volcanic eruptions in New Zealand and in…

Country Side Daylesford

“You’ll miss the best things if you keep your eyes shut.” – Dr Seuss This is my first post, after taking a bit of a break during Christmas and New Year. Took this photo on our short trip to Daylesford, the spa capital of Victoria. This is for Cee’s FOTD Challenge – Orange Flowers in…