Plants by the Side of the Road

“Being happy doesn’t mean everything is perfect. It means you will look beyond the imperfections.” – Happy Pill#7 I have here some macro shots of Australian native plants which I saw by the side of the road. It was raining and I was already kinda late for my volunteering job …. but can’t resist taking…

A Stem of Dried Flowers

“In moments of doubt, trust your gut, hug your dog and eat a donut,” – Happy Pill #2 These dried flowers, to my eyes, are still perfect. The bright colours may have gone but the remaining colour is still as beautiful. This is for Cee’s FOTD – Dried Flowers and for Sunshine’s Macro Monday –…

Purple flowers

“I must have FLOWERS, always, always.” – Monet Spring flowers are all out now, and I love it. This is for Cee’s FOTD and for City Sonnet’s Favourite Colour – Purple flowers

The Colour of Spring

“Spring: a lovely reminder of how beautiful change can truly be.” For Cee’s FOTD Challenge – The Colour of Spring And City Sonnet’s a Photo a Day Challenge September – Floral

The Sun, the Rain and some White Lilies

“If you truly love nature, you will find beauty everywhere.” – Vincent Van Gogh Loving these Lillies … It is Melbourne, so it is just normal to rain then following shortly after, the sun comes out so brightly. For Cee’s FOTD Challenge – The Sun, the Rain and some White Lilies ; for My first…

Bright Pink and Yellow Flower

“And ’tis my faith that every flower enjoys the air it breathes.” – William Wordsworth Does anybody know what flower this is? I just saw it in a friend’s garden and I was impressed by its large petals, bright colour and sturdy stems. This is for Cee’s FOTD Challenge – Does anybody know what flower…

Flowers In my Neighbourhood

“I must have FLOWERS, always, always.” – Monet Melbourne is quite chilly and the wind was a bit harsh on this August morning. Did my meat and vegetable shopping and was about to go home … when I decided to use another route. I don’t know why, but I guess these flowers were calling me……

In my Little Garden

“Flowers are like friends; They bring color to the world.” Unknown These pink flowers are now starting to bloom. It is such a delight to see them in my front garden. This is for Sunshine’s Macro Monday Challenge and Cee’s FOTD Challenge.

An Escape to the Gardens

“Escape the every day world and revel in the colour of nature.” “This is really what KaBloom is all about, the splendour of millions of flowers across five acres of planting in the gorgeous Dandenong Ranges. We have a rainbow of fields filled with marvellous Marigolds, sizzling Salvias, cool Cosmos, colourful Cleomes, pretty Petunias, glorious…

Blooms through the Months

“Almost every person, from childhood, has been touched by the untamed beauty of wildflowers.” – Lady Bird Johnson Some collection of flowers through the previous months. This is for Cee’s Fun Foto Challenge – Close Up of Flowers

FOTD – 8 July – Roses in the Backyard

“The rose is a flower of love. The world has acclaimed it for centuries. Pink roses are for love hopeful and expectant. White roses are for love dead or forsaken, but the red roses, ah the red roses are for love triumphant.” -unknown I don’t have much flowers in my garden, but I am happy…

Australian Flowers

“Flowers are the music of the ground. From earth’s lips spoken without sound.” – Edwin Cuttan Eucalyptus Caesia – The flowers are stunning and have a large display of bright pink to red flowers with yellow at the tips. This is for an entry to both Cee’s FOTD Challenge and Nancy Merrill’s A Photo a…

FOTD – White, Purple, Yellow Flowers

“Love is like a beautiful flower which I may not touch, but whose fragrance makes the garden a place of delight just the same.” – Helen Keller This is for Cee’s FOTD Challenge – June 17, 2019 – White, Purple, Yellow Flowers

FOTD – May 22, 2019 – Camellias in the Garden

“A rose can never be a sunflower, and a sunflower can never be a rose. All flowers are beautiful in their own way, and that’s like women too.” – Miranda Kerr Although it is said that the Rose is the queen of the garden, Camellias reign in the garden during autumn and winter. For Cee’s FOTD…

FOTD – May 14, 2019 – Multicoloured Roses

“Smell the roses. Smell the coffee. Whatever it is that makes you happy.” – Rita Moreno These flowers are so pretty, it makes me feel happy. I just saw them in the market but can’t help myself. “Come and smell it”, the vendor says. “No thanks.” I am happy just admiring it. But at the end…

FOTD – May 9, 2019 – Flowering Kale

“Where flowers bloom, so does hope.” – Lady Bird Johnson I love this flowering Kale, because during the colder months (like now in Australia), when everything else is dying, this plant shows off its colourful leaves. I have learned this just now: this is a biennial and it forms its head in the first year…

Early Mother’s Day for Me

“Mothers hold their children’s hands for a short while, but their hearts forever.”- unknown My daughter left today. She was sent by work to Perth, UK, to NYC and to New Jersey! She is so excited but nervous at the same time because schedule will be very hectic and she will be training a lot…

Weekend Wedding

“A friend is someone who understands your past, believes in your future, and accepts you just the way you are.”– Unknown Went to my friend’s daughter’s wedding on the weekend. It wasn’t your traditional wedding. Ceremony was in a country church In Bacchus Marsh and lunch was in the camping site – Camp Sunnystone and…

FOTD – Pink Bouquet

“All the flowers of the tomorrows are in the seeds of today.” – Indian Proverb I plant a little seed in the ground I water it to make it grow The sun shines on it to make it healthy But alas it still wilts and dies I continue to water it The sun continues to…

FOTD – Red, Yellow, Pink and a Bee

“The flower doesn’t dream of a bee It blossoms and the bee comes -Mark Nepo It is a great day for a walk in the park. It is still a public holiday here in Melbourne So it is still quite busy at the Botanical gardens. Here are the autumn flowers… In red…pink…and yellow. For Cee’s…

FOTD – April 20, 2019 – Shades of Pink

“Love is like a beautiful flower which I may not touch, but whose fragrance makes the garden a place of delight just the same.” – Helen Keller There are some Camelias in the garden There’s light Pink, Fuschia Pink And white with Pink. So pretty and in bloom, Showing the world its Pure beauty. Cee’s…

A day to see the canals of Amsterdam – Wanderlust @48

And the adventure begins… I and my hubby went on our first European tour in 2016. It started with a ferry ride from London to the Netherlands. You can imagine the excitement we were feeling as we started our 23 day tour with Cosmos. After the ferry ride we went on a coach to our…

FOTD – April 6, 2019 – Flowers in the Park

“Where flowers bloom, so does hope.” – unknown A few weeks ago, I went walking in the park and saw these beautiful colourful flowers. I sat there for a few minutes loving what I was seeing. This was taken at the Wilson’s Botanical Garden near our place For Cee’s FOTD Challenge

FOTD – April 5, 2019 – Peach rose

“Do not watch the petals fall from the rose with sadness, know that, like life, things sometimes must fade, before they can bloom again.” – unknown The rose is my favourite flower. Maybe because the colours are so pretty. And it has so many variety of colours to choose from. I have read that there…

Flower of the Day FOTD – March 31, 2019 – Statice

“In joy or sadness, flowers are our constant friends.” – Okakura Kakuzo Statice flowers are long-lasting annuals with sturdy stems and compact, colorful blooms with papery texture. Statice cut flowers are long lasting in the vase, whether fresh or dried. This is for Cee’s FOTD Challenge

FOTD – March 23, 2019 – Single Water Lily in a pond

“I have shaken loose. Like the lily, I rest on the deep water’s surface. Not knowing the journey’s end, I rest in nature’s embrace.” ― Patricia Robin Woodru A single white water lily sitting alone in the pond. Does it feel lonely seeing all the other flowers all bunched up? Or is it feeling relieved to have…

Flower of the Day FOTD – March 19, 2019 – Tulips

“Every flower is a soul blossoming in nature.” – Gerard De Nerval Tulips from a tulip farm. From the Tesselaar Tulip Festival taken a few years ago. This festival is held in Silvan, Victoria every spring since 1954. For Cees FOTD Challenge