Empty Seat in the Park

Here are a couple more shots taken on my recent walk through the Botanic Gardens in Colac, Victoria, Australia.

Empty Seat in the Park, Botanic Gardens, Colac, Victoria, Australia

Empty Seat in the Park, Botanic Gardens, Colac, Victoria, Australia

Empty Seat in the Park, Botanic Gardens, Colac, Victoria, Australia

Empty Seat in the Park, Botanic Gardens, Colac, Victoria, Australia

Arum Lily

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.

Arum Lily, Zantedeschia aethiopica, Botanic Gardens, Colac, Victoria, Australia

Arum Lily, Zantedeschia aethiopica

Arum Lily, Zantedeschia aethiopica, Botanic Gardens, Colac, Victoria, Australia

Arum Lily, Zantedeschia aethiopica

Arum Lily, Zantedeschia aethiopica, Botanic Gardens, Colac, Victoria, Australia

Arum Lily, Zantedeschia aethiopica

Arum Lily, Zantedeschia aethiopica, Botanic Gardens, Colac, Victoria, Australia

Arum Lily, Zantedeschia aethiopica

A Taste of Spring

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!

Jonquils, Narcissus jonquilla, Barongarook West, Victoria, Australia

Jonquils, Narcissus jonquilla – A late winter bloom

Peach Blooms, Prunus persica, Barongarook West, Victoria, Australia

Peach Blooms, Prunus persica

Peach Blooms, Prunus persica, Barongarook West, Victoria, Australia

Peach Blooms, Prunus persica

Peach Blooms, Prunus persica, Barongarook West, Victoria, Australia

Peach Blooms, Prunus persica

Other Feathered Friends

Staying with the theme of my last post, here are some more photos of birds in my garden.

King Parrot, Alisterus scapularis, Barongarook West, Victoria, Australia

King Parrot – Alisterus scapularis

Australian Magpie, Gymnorhina tibicen, Barongarook West, Victoria, Australia

Australian Magpie – Gymnorhina tibicen

Gang-Gang Cockatoo, Callocephalon fimbriatum, Barongarook West, Victoria, Australia

Gang-Gang Cockatoo – Callocephalon fimbriatum

Pink Galah, Eolophus Roseicapilla, Barongarook West, Victoria, Australia

Pink Galah – Eolophus roseicapilla

Crimson Rosella

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).

Crimson Rosella, Barongarook West, Victoria, Australia, Platycercus elegans

Crimson Rosella, Platycercus elegans – in my garden

Crimson Rosella, Barongarook West, Victoria, Australia, Platycercus elegans

Crimson Rosella, Platycercus elegans – About to fly down to the feeder

Crimson Rosella, Barongarook West, Victoria, Australia, Platycercus elegans

Crimson Rosella, Platycercus elegans