Friday, April 3, 2015

Easter break

Blink and you'll miss it. I was surprised to discover that it's been more than a month since I last updated this blog. Nothing to say all March, but now it's Easter I'm back from a blogging holiday I never knew I'd taken.

It's a gently wet morning this Good Friday, and I do love the way our garden looks when the rain is no more than mere drizzle. We do have a problem with harsh light here in Australia. I'm always taking my blog photos in the mornings and evenings, when the light isn't quite so dazzling, glary bright. However, on wet mornings like today's it's so easy to take photos and enjoy a different set of colours.

And so I felt a Panorama coming on! Here it is (click onto the photo and it should come up bigger). 

The Spanish moss is owning the grevillea now, such a scene
stealer of a thing. In the central foreground the Serrano chilli
bush is at its crimson peak, covered in red zingers. And the
equally red geraniums on the right just keep plugging away.

Here's those Serranos up close. Great chillies,
too. They rate around 7 on a 10 point scale of
heat, which means they pack a punch but are
not homicidal. They also happen to be a very
lovely shape and a beautiful red when ripe.

And so I hope everyone reading this blog has a lovely Easter. Here in sunny Sydney the forecast is actually for four days of showers and cooler weather but I don't hear a lot of complaining. The warmth of summer has lasted all through March and only said farewell on Thursday.

I have a few interesting little gardening experiments on the go, based on growing things I bought at the supermarket. It's still a bit early to announce the experiments as a success, but I do think my little garden blogging holiday is over, so I'll be back sooner, rather than later.


Anonymous said...

I love how you have used every square inch of your garden. The cooler weather is certainly welcome - this summer seems to have been very long indeed (even in the Blue Mountains). Matt

Jamie said...

Thanks Matt

We started off 24 years ago just using the usual one-quarter of the space as garden, the rest was lawn. Slowly but surely over the first 10 years the lawn shrunk, then went altogether, replaced by more interesting plants.

Shivangni said...

Good that you surfaced, was wondering about your absence. Here the winter is still clinging on. Good for us but farmers are unhappy. Lovely pics as always. Keep posting & lovely Easter to you