In the past week this part of Australia has had torrential rain, very cold conditions with gale force winds. This beautiful pink blossom on the peach tree has survived it all.
Here are a couple more shots taken on my recent walk through the Botanic Gardens in Colac, Victoria, Australia.
Yesterday I took a walk through the Botanic Gardens, Colac, Victoria, Australia. One of my favourite flowers, the Arum Lily (Zantedeschia aethiopica) was in full bloom. The Arum Lily originates in South Africa, and is a very popular plant in Australian gardens. However it has escaped many gardens and is listed as a noxious weed.
Known by several different names, the Hardenbergia violacea, is commonly called the Happy Wanderer. The most common one has purple flowers, however there are other colours as well. This particular specimen growing in my garden has white flowers. They appear in late winter or early spring.
Lake Colac in Victoria, Australia, is a place I visit whenever I need inspiration. I have shot this jetty on many occasions and most of these images remain on the computer hard drive. This photograph was taken earlier this year, and after processing it recently, I thought it deserved to be published.
The other day I took delivery of a new lens: an Olympus Zuiko Digital 50mm macro-lens. These images of a daffodil are the first I have taken with this lens.
This photo was taken a few years ago while I was in Akaroa, New Zealand. It was the splash of red that caught my eye, even though the building itself was painted in bright colours.
Today we got a taste of spring. Officially, we still have a month of winter left in Australia. And, after a cold wet start to the day, the clouds disappeared to reveal a bright blue sunny sky. It was pleasant to venture outside, and then I saw my peach tree was in bloom with pretty pink flowers. We got an early taste of spring!
Staying with the theme of my last post, here are some more photos of birds in my garden.
Of all the birds that visit my garden the Crimson Rosella (Platycercus elegans) would be the most numerous. They come for the seed I leave out irregularly (I do not want them to rely on this seed as their main source of food).