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25 September, 2012

Sunshine came softly through my window today...

Remember that Beatles song? (edit: it was Donovan actually. I woke up just now with that insight, and Sue said the same. Thanks for that.)   The Spring day today was just bliss on a stick!

Had lunch at a local winery to celebrate a family birthday. The food was gorgeous, the service excellent and the view across the lake a Spring symphony. Thought I'd share a few garden photos.

Looking towards the front gate, here is a patch of freesias that have fragrance to make me bliss out.
I call this the tree fern garden but it's quite English. In the centre is a tree fern surrounded by spring bulbs and other small precious locals like a ground cover we call running postman. There's a crab apple showing first leaves top left and at the back, the trunk of a very old banksia.
This is a native hibiscus. The flowers are lovely and remind me of floppy silk flowers. Behind it is a cherry ballart, a native cherry that only grows in symbiosis with the roots of other trees, usually eucalypts. One can't plant them; rather just be happy if one arrives.
Hope you enjoyed a little look at Spring delights. Here's a dark secret to share now...

Portobello mushroons living in the mostly darkened space behind the laundry basket. They have given us three tiny harvests in recent days and are now going like the clappers.
I'll be around tomorrow with the Desk hopping regulars at What's On Your Workdesk Wednesday.

'Til then,
Ros.

6 comments:

Julia Dunnit said...

How marvellous Ross...just love the warm days and your beautiful,garden shots. Here we have a beautiful sunny day...but. H my it's incredibly windy and blustery...only about 9 degrees!!!

Sue said...

I thought those words were from a Donovan song. But if it was Donovan, the Beatles could have written the lyrics. ( Shows you how much I know, or how little.)
The garden is a visual treat...
See you on the Wednesday desks tomorrow:)
xx

Redanne said...

Wonderful Spring pictures, I love the bluebells particularly as they remind my of Spring here in the UK. Cold, wet and windy here! Well done on the mushroom growing, they look amazing. Crafty hugs, Anne x

Shaz in Oz.CalligraphyCards said...

ah love this post Ros your garden is so gorgeous! Shaz in Oz.x

Elizabeth said...

Lovely post Ros. I think it is so interesting that as we are going into autumn you are going into spring. Your little bit of an English garden is just gorgeous. Enjoy those mushrooms :) Elizabeth xx

Samantha Elliott said...

fabulous photos there Ros including the mushrooms! Never had any luck with growing those...surprising considering we live in a very old cottage!!
Wanna swap location? It is cold damp and miserable over here right now!
Hugs
xx