Monday, 2 April 2012

Beautiful early Autumn days

The last summer was very wet and not as warm as past summers. However, autumn has arrived and we have had a most glorious weekend-- blue skies and great days to be outdoors. We had a family BBQ on Saturday ( we have many birthdays in April) and I could not have asked for a lovelier day.
One of the things I love in my garden are these beautiful flowers that come out in autumn-- and this year, the Japanese wind flowers have been extra good because of the rain.

When I first received cuttings of this plant from my sister in law, they were mainly white and there was 1 pink flower that appeared in the midst of the white ones. Each year, the pink ones have increased in number and now there is a mixture of the two.

The curly leafed spider loves creating their home amongst these flowers. I am amazed how the small spider can transport this leaf all the way off the ground and suspend it in midair like this.

These camellias are so delicate as well and grow just outside our dining room window. The edge of the flower has this faint pink as if a drop of light pink water colour was added to it.

I have also been madly painting my brooches and buttons for the Australasian Quilt Convention to be held in Melbourne after Easter. Marilyn from has these brooches and buttons each year. If you do go to the Show, you might be able to say Hi to Marilyn and these 2 excited bears who will be there.

We are off to Canberra to visit family over Easter. The autumn days are usually beautiful there and the colours should also be good this year.

Take care.


Satu said...

Beautiful flowers in your autumn garden! I can almost smell the camelia now ;o) Have a lovely Easter time with your family!!!

Tatkis said...

Such fresh and beautiful flowers, Yvonne!
And those bears are so cute:)