This is the view from our accomodation while staying at Mooloolaba for the Slide2Learn conference. Lucky it was raining or it would have been very hard to leave such a beautiful spot to spend the day inside.
I'm sure you can tell I'm from Victoria because I doubt that any Queenslanders would be taking photos of palm tree flowers.
Jen's house has elevated balconys or decks on three sides. This one is known as the Romeo balcony...you can see why.
This is one of the many beautiful tuberous begonias that Mum has outside on the back veranda. This one is slightly different from the rest with its graceful hanging habit.
These are some more of the faux birds that Mum has around in her garden. We grew up on a farm that always had "chooks" with chickens and ducks with ducklings. The duck eggs had very hard shells so when they were close to hatching time Mum used to put them in the oven of our old combustion stove and dampen the shells to soften them. She'd help the ducklings break through and then have to keep them in a box for the first couple of weeks to look after them. The ducklings often thought we were there parents as we were the first things they'd see when they would hatch..
These are some of Mum's ducks that she has decorating her garden. She would love some real ones and they would fit in well with the menagerie that she already but they wouldn't be safe without a fenced enclosure.
It is day 100 out of 365 for 2011. It made me think it should be a special photo to celebrate 100 as we do when we hit any anniversary ending in 0 or 00- but what photo. In the end I chose this one which is the view from my breakfast table. Not particularly special but significant as the autumn leaves indicate a change in season the garden photos will change too. You can see the Forest Pansy earlier this year in 40/365 Archie's Hide Out.
2011- 365 Challengers