June flowers

It has turned cold, windy and rainy today after a lovely sunny day yesterday. The morning bike ride was a soggy and windy one! But it’s good news for flowers in the garden (and for me because I no longer have to water anything for several more months). Most of the non-natives have hunkered down…

Lovely lilacs

My mom sent me a photo of her amazing lilac bush in Canada. Don’t think we have lilacs here in Australia–at least not in this part. I grew up with these in our back garden and they were truly a sign that summer had arrived. Enjoy summer all of my Canadian family and friends!

Lovely Dongara (Huh…where?)

We recently spent some time up north of Perth, Western Australia in a little town called Dongara. If you’re a lover of the wind, you may have heard of it, as it is close to one of the premier kite surfing and windsurfing sites in the world, Geraldton. Dongara isn’t a typical holiday destination unless…

May flowers

May has been a rainy month here in Western Australia. I think we had higher than average rainfall–a good start to winter after a very dry summer… Not a lot happening on the flower front in the garden, but there’s a lot of new growth on the native plants, and all of the bulbs (irises, narcissus,…

April flowers (and a few plants)

Oh, lovely April…a bit cooler all around, but still sunny and comfortable during the day. The winter vegetable crop is in; now all there is to do is to run the hoe over the thousands of pesky little weeds that are popping up everywhere…Luckily, there are also lots of flowers to photograph! I bought a new camera (Fuji…