Wednesday, 7 September 2016

take a walk through a New England garden.

Whenever Paul and I visit his family in Armidale, one of my favourite things to do is to walk around his sister's garden.
The weather there is so very different to Brisbane. 
New England in Oz actually has seasons! frosts and occasional snow in Winter and of course a real Spring with flowers that we just can't grow in the tropics.

Take a walk with me in Kay's garden.

I don't think I've ever seen Hellebores before. They grow in gorgeous clumps like this, but don't face upwards.

If you encourage them, they'll lift their heads and you can enjoy their beauty.

The wattles provided an amazing showing all the way along the New 
England Highway. Kay has 3 varieties on her property.

.....but back to the Hellebores. She has these planted in a meadow, and in a large bowl. There must have been at least 20 different coloured ones showing.

To top it all off, she also has a flock of geese.

Friday, 2 September 2016

finish my rave

So let's move to Brisbane, where Marion Boyce has a exhibition (until tomorrow) of costumes created for the character Phrynne Fisher in the TV series, 'Phrynne Fisher's murder mysteries'.

For this exhibition, Old Government House in the grounds of Queensland University of Technology is the backdrop.

Once again, the combination of setting and glorious garments does not disappoint.

There was even a dressing up room available and a mock up in the cellar of a dastardly crime.
Such a lark.

I'm so looking forward to what happens next...