Category Archives: autumn

Happy


The popular Pharrell Williams song, Happy, was apparently written with the idea of trying to capture what it felt like to be in a good mood. Many famous poets also captured the essence of happiness by reflecting on nature. Nature … Continue reading

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Autumnal Flora and Fauna


Our friend Mr kangaroo is a surprising sight in our front garden amidst the golden foliage. Such a contradictory image – a giant kangaroo nestled under a deciduous, European, weeping apricot tree – staring right at us!

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Four Pumpkins


We harvested the grand total of four pumpkins from our rambling plants. I guess, not bad for a mountain garden in a cool zone. I will definitely try again next year. Happy pumpkin hour! We will savour our little crop … Continue reading

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Spring or Autumn Take #2


After visiting the Melbourne International Garden Show, I am again confused . Are we in autumn? Then these wonderful tulips belong to the Northern Hemisphere not Down Under. e This interesting contraption from fifty years ago sorts the bare bulbs … Continue reading

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Spring or Autumn?


It’s a beautiful day on the Mount. The season is turning and we are approaching the delight which is autumn up here. However, I have this potted plant which I haven’t been able to identify. I have scoured the Plant … Continue reading

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All the leaves are brown….


And the sky is grey… well, I did go for a walk as the song suggests, on a not-so-winter’s day. The sky may not be very grey but winter is just around the corner. The autumnal garden changes so rapidly … Continue reading

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ANZAC Day Tribute


At the going down of the sun And in the morning We will remember them The 98th remembrance of the first diggers of WWI. Just a couple of kilometres from our home stands a giant, white Memorial Cross. Each ANZAC … Continue reading

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Take a walk on the wild side …


As our autumn starts to reveal its true splendour, we should take some time to walk and wander around the neighbourhood. It’s not often that we can walk in solitude. Invariably our walk is pleasantly interrupted by a quick chat … Continue reading

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