Nothing like a plant that self-seeds and makes such a pretty show. The white version of this plant (I don't know its name) can be a pest because it seeds so readily and pops up in places you don't want it to. Another addition from Mum's garden.
Christmas day was hot but full of thunder storms and showers of rain. In the late afternoon the sky developed an eerie glow as if there was about to be a huge storm but it passed quietly.
The Dragon statue looking into the pond and the a view of the pond before pruning the shrubs and weeping birches which have grown so much in the last year.
The garden has lots of spiders as always and you have to be wary where you walk because the love to build their webs across the paths which could mean a face full of spider webs. The St. Andrews Cross spider is one of the prettiest and builds a unique web with the little zig zag pattern in some sections.
For some strange reason this little family of cranes decided that our roof was a good spot to perch while their mother fed them. They were around for a couple of days, and helped themselves to the bugs on the verandah roof as well.
This clump of lilliums has been getting better and better each year.
One of my favourite shrubs the Viburnum, which is brilliant early spring with white blossoms smothering the branches, now has little red berries where all the flowers were. Bonus! Of course all the Viburnums are from Mum's garden that she grew from cuttings.
2011- 365 Challengers