#1450 Purple in the garden

Friday we were sweltering. Today we were freezing.

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That’s Melbourne weather for you.

But one area that has benefited from this crazy hot-one-minute, Antarctic-the-next seasonal yo-yo, has been our garden.

The garden bed Hubbie lay down months ago, that has been ‘eh’ in it’s floral production and new green growth, seems to be loving the fact that Melbourne doesn’t know what season it’s in.

Just this morning while pulling on a hoodie, I noticed the bright array of purple, that has only had about 5 blooms since planting, now is a whole ground cover!

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Just loving the purple. The colour pops springing up in the backyard make my soul smile. πŸ’œπŸŒ±πŸ˜

 

#1357 Saturday sunset and palacinke

I took some smashing photos of the sunset tonight. But they didn’t compare to the one baby girl took:

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Like, what are those colours doing? They’re so vibrant, so bold.

More baby girl pics followed, but of a different kind…

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Palacinke time! (Crepes for any first timers out there πŸ˜‰)

She mixed the batter and I poured the deliciousness that turned into golden circles of crispy-covered inner pillowy goodness.

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Mmm. Happy Saturday. πŸ₯ž

#1325 Sunny days

There is so much to do, and so much pleasure to be had, when the sun comes out.

Step 1: Make a flower headpiece for your girl.

As soon as I saw the common Spring flowers today on our walk to get morning coffee, I had to stop. I got baby girl to collect a number of them for me, and proceeded to string them together, as my sister had done for me years ago… I have a picture in my parents front yard, of me in a red tartan dress, sporting my short bob, and a cascade of the same yellow flowers strung around the front of me as a necklace, and a halo of them sitting on top of my head.

I was so young, I’m not sure I even remember the moment… but knowing the photo so well, I feel the joy in it so clearly. I had to recreate it.

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See that yellow? Not even one filter. NOT ONE.

Spring is so beautiful.

Step 2: Find a back beach.

Not a front beach, but a back one. LOL. I think this comes down to whether it is a surf, or bay beach. Well this was most definitely a surf beach.Β 

We headed on to the other side of the Peninsula to access Gunnamatta ocean beach, and the waves were fierce. Rocking! Smashing. Go to my SmikG facebook page for the video, or find me under the same name on insta if you reside there…

The wind was brisk, there were kids splashing in the water (why I never!) and as much as the air was moving through me and chilling me to my core, I have never felt so ALIVE.

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We are heading back there on a hot day to jump those waves.

Step 3: Admire some more natural beauty…

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Tulip day 2.Β 

Ahh, Spring… how I have missed you.

#1313 Signs of Spring no.3

Everything around us, is beauty.

It started this morning. Our third birds of paradise flower, finally opened up.

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I was excited. I have been eyeing it off for weeks now, observing the other two already-open flowers and wondering when this one would decide to grant us with its presence. The 19th day of Spring it was, then.

But then I wanted to capture the rest of the garden…

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Even our neighbours’ tree is doing its annual Spring-time blossoming. When that thing blooms in full, watch out. Colour explosion.

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I can’t wait.

But the one that made me so, so happy… maybe more so than my bird of paradise, as it is something I have been checking on with more wonder and curiosity than any other flower around us at the moment…

Is my tulips. The very first blossom has begun.

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It is here! I am soooo excited! And when they start to bloom even more I can hardly wait to share it with you all.

I must reiterate again (and I probably will, again) that the bulbs lay dormant in a bag in the garage since last Spring/Summer, and I was meant to plant them in Autumn, whereas I forgot and did so in later Winter… I had no idea then if they would even catch.

Well they are getting caught up all right.

As the sun set this evening, I wondered –

‘What beauty would my eye fall upon tomorrow?’

‘What exquisite sight from Mother Nature would we be blessed enough to open and enjoy?’Β 

‘What would she bestow upon us?’

I can’t wait to find out. β™₯β™₯β™₯β™₯

 

#1299 Tulips almost in bloom

It feels like only yesterday that I took the tulip bulbs out of the bag I had kept them in since last year, to finally re-plant, and discovered that they already had shoots developing…

If they could slowly start to grow in a darkened bag, imagine what they could do in soil and water, I wondered.

Well here they are:

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Already so soon after planting, and they are literally, shooting up! Although there are no flowers yet, at the rate these tulips are going, growing so fast I feel like every time I glance over they have grown more, it will be no time at all until I see their gorgeous vibrant colours. πŸ™‚