Happy Little Daisy

“When life shuts a door … open it again. It’s a door and that’s how it works.” – Happy Pill #10 Following up on my previous photos of yellow being a happy colour… here is a yellow daisy which always takes me to a happy place. This is for Sunshine’s Macro Monday – Happy Little…

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…

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…

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…

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

Wanderlust @12 Around Caledonian Road, London

“Live life with no excuses, travel with no regret” – Oscar Wilde No jetlag whatsoever. That’s good hey! We had a walk around the Caledonian Road area where I saw this beautiful St Andrew’s Church of England . Passing through Regent’s Canal Towpath Some colourful things I found in some of the shops. Some beautiful…