Summer in the Garden

Some delightful discoveries blooming in the garden as summer gets into full swing…

could be orchid

These amazing tree orchids popped up – not sure of the variety, but they smell divine.

black eyed susan

A tumble of vine blossoms that I was delighted to discover are called Black Eyed Susans – that sounds so Old South and What Katy Did!

agas

Agapanthus everywhere – one of my favourite mad garden things.’

green mangos

The mango trees are heavy laden – right now we are trying to figure out how to cover and ripen them and save a few from the possums!

tall redgum

This magnificent red gum is just awe inspiring.

South Bank Dreaming…

South Bank in the late afternoon is ambient and wonderful – drinking a strawberry smoothie from New Zealand Natural, gazing across at Little Stanley Street, with its left bank atmosphere and sidewalk cafes.

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The sounds we can hear are the bubbling little water fountains, and musicians performing at the Plough Inn, just a few metres to the left. One of my favourite songs – “Better be Home Soon’ written by Neil Finn.

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On the tables is a gentle warning against feeding the Ibis, the water birds that frequent South Bank. They can become a downright nuisance to rival Sydney’s seagulls if you give them half a chance.

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On the way back we pass the Plough Inn and pause to watch the musicians we were enjoying earlier.

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