Agapanthus are not everyone's "cup of tea" in the garden but it certainly was for this bee who moved from flower to flower oblivious of the camera close by.
This is my close friend Jenny at her school in Epsom. This was the first time I'd ever been to Jenny's house or school even though we've known each other for years now. We often visit each other over Skype or on Twitter so it was REALly great to see where she lives and works. Thanks for a lovely weekend Jenny.
One of the reasons that I like a big garden is that is full of surprises. You never know what is going to make an appearance where. Some things, especially bulbs, you just don't remember planting until they appear and their color is always a secret until the flower opens. These I think will be the last of the Lilium flowers for this year.
This little creature was out walking early in the morning just as we were. I love the textured background.
Today was Australia Day which we celebrated in typical fashion at a BBQ with friends. The Wattle Bird enjoyed the day too feasting on the Grevillea right next to the outdoor area where we were sitting.
This gum tree across the road from our unit has taken on a new identity now that its has shed its bark to reveal the smooth pinkish-orange trunk beneath.
These are the gold fish that Mum has in half a wine barrel on the back veranda. She also has a dog, a cat, 4 bird aviaries and a goat. Maybe we should rename her place the Bunyip Zoological Gardens instead of just the Bunyip Botanical Gardens.
I was intrigued and surprised with how this frog picture turned out with the odd lighting through the window. We'd been sitting outside in the cool breeze feeding the mosquitoes earlier. I think he must have been after some for a late night snack and I hope he was successful.
Morning dew has a perfect droplet on each of the jagged sections of the rose leaves. The new pink growth is very pretty with its crystal jewellery.
2011- 365 Challengers