Some delightful discoveries blooming in the garden as summer gets into full swing…
These amazing tree orchids popped up – not sure of the variety, but they smell divine.
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!
Agapanthus everywhere – one of my favourite mad garden things.’
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!
This magnificent red gum is just awe inspiring.
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.
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.
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.
On the way back we pass the Plough Inn and pause to watch the musicians we were enjoying earlier.