Summer, sun, storms and heat, bursts of growth settle for quiet, hot, sleepy days. Mornings bursting with colour and heat, evenings coolness lingers with sun faded colours around a stormy sky. Ts
Christmas decorations are appearing in house and garden.
Vibrant 'Reds' for Christmas;
Daylily 'Roses in Summer'
Daylily 'Double Bourbon'
Daylily 'Lois Hall'
Daylily 'Pure Indulgence'
Rose 'General Gallieni Tea rose bred in France 1899.
Did I mention that I adore old roses? Ts
and it is raining, raining, raining...
Days hugged in rain and clouds are wonderful. A gift from the heavens to make me not feel guilty, when I am just lazy, looking and dreaming into a wet, grey landscape.
I feel sorry for the birds flying towards the feeding bowls which have become pools with the seeds washed to the bottom.
My little bare shouldered dove arrived, trying to fish out some of the seed, she left disappointed, sorry little dove. Hopefully she might find some scattered seed in the grass.
Cicadas do not sing on a rainy wet day; it’s only the monotonous sound of grey, washing and gurgling in little streams down the hill.
Roses look so festive when festooned with diamonds.
...hundreds or thousands ore more drops ...I have never counted them... adorn the petals for now...
The famous 'Christmas' plant Poinsettia grows here to a big shrub and flowers in Winter. It it is very showy with its red leaves which are not the actual flowers. The small flowers are just visible in the middle of the colourful leaves.
Mine need to be pruned now. They could be left to grow as a small tree, but may look sometimes a bit straggly.
Like this one.
Like this one.
Here you can see the small flowers in the middle.
A little bit of Okker Humour.
Christmas in Australia is different to what you know ,
We don't see any reindeer and for sure there is no snow,
No steaming Christmas pudding, or eggmog by the fire. ,
Too much of that there hot stuff, makes us all perspire.
The sun is brightly shining. The sky is blue and bright ,
The waves are breaking on the beach, the tide is just in right ,
I;ve got my great new surfboard, the barbie's on the beach,
The chops are cooking nicely, the snags are lined up neat,
The temp is in the 40s, the sand is fine and white,
There's coldies in the esky, all has turned out right
Who needs the snow and iced up roads, Santa and his sleigh,
We'll have a red hot Christmas that's the Aussie way.
See you soon again.
©Photos my garden; Text Ts Lavender & Vanilla