For the past few years I’ve been meaning to visit the Tulip Top Garden. Only this year we finally managed to go there. The garden opens for roughly one month long every year, so I felt lucky we ‘caught’ it in time this year. The garden was beautiful, the flowers were gorgeous -the tulips looked so vibrant and healthy- and even the weather was kind to us that day. The flowers in the garden provided a very colourful and perfect […]
It’s going to be another floral post again today. Very unlike me, I know. But this flower is rather special, because despite its brilliant colours it has such a weird shape. And I love unconventional, weirdly shaped flowers. Nikon D90 | AF-S DX VR Zoom-Nikkor 18-105mm f/3.5-5.6G ED | ISO200 | f/6.3 | 1/125 | These are Irises. They don’t even belong to me. These flowers are my neighbour’s flowers. My across the road neighbour is this lovely old lady who […]
I always love ‘unconventional’ flowers.Those with interesting shapes or uncommon colours are usually the ones I pick up. Venturing the farmer’s market in the weekend lead me to these bunch of green flowers. They were of two different kind but they were all GREEN in colour. It’s like they don’t need bright ‘conventional’ colours (pink, red, or bright yellow) to attract anyone, they were confident enough just being green. Green as their stem. Green as their leaves. Touched by the […]
I’m as busy as a spider spinning daydreams I’m as giddy as a baby on a swing I haven’t seen a crocus or a rosebud Or a robin on the wing But I feel so gay In a melancholy way That it might as well be spring, It might as well be spring… excerpt from the song “It Might As Well Be Spring”
In winter, things look and feel better when the sun is shinning. For a moment today we were blessed to see blue sky and a nice warm sunshine. It certainly did lit up my day, after such drab grey winter colors we were having since the beginning of the week. More people were out and about walking their dogs and got all friendlier and chattier with each other, myself included. There’s a bit of sun seeker in all of us, […]
Is it a vegetable? Is it a flower? Are those leaves or are those petals? Again, I picked up flowers that I was unknown to me. I asked the staff there, and she didn’t know either. Though we both agreed these flowers looked like cabbage. Anyone knows the name of this flower feel free to write it down in the comment section. Enlighten me. One thing for sure, though, this flower has a very peculiar look. Look at the details. I […]
Today I’m doing floral. I have this feeling that I haven’t done any flowers lately. Considering the season we are in at the moment I guess it’s not really a surprise, but to be sure I took a look at images I have taken to date that I have organised by month. (I read somewhere that the big part of Project 365 is to look back at what you have done, to see and learn from the images, so that’s […]
Sun flowers are fascinating to me. Look at the size of it. Even the smallest flower is way bigger than the rest of the (normal) flowers. It is not enough that they are huge, they also come in screaming bright yellow. Hard to miss. Believe it or not, we once had ONE sun flower in our ‘back yard’. Back yard is the term I use loosely to describe a huge bucket of soil next to my deck. Mr 8 was […]
Isn’t it ironic that something this pretty can grow so beautifully in the garden of someone who doesn’t even like roses? Nor pink? This post is dedicated to all roses lover out there.
It’s cool and cloudy in Canberra this Sunday morning. It’s very nice actually. Hubby just cleaned up all the fallen leaves outside and these little flowers kinda standout amongst their really dark leaves. Have a blessed Sunday, people!
These two has got to be the friendliest flower of all. They were cute, they were bright, they were beautiful. They made spring feels, SPRING! The purple ones were actually ‘sleeping’ in the morning, like they were not ready to face the world yet, they were that cute.