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Friday, February 4, 2011

BRIGHTEN THE DAY

Cyclone Yasi romped through the outback and finally decreased to a low depression over Mt Isa 600 hundreds miles from the coast. The little outback towns had never experienced a cyclone before so they were in for a shock. Their houses are not built to withstand cyclonic winds either. I haven't heard any news about damage done in the outback yet. It is dropping a lot of rain out there too, which will cause some flash flooding. The news tonight was about the hair raising stories of people who didn't evacuate and stayed in their houses which were shredded around them. ANYWAY enough of sad tales of our natural disasters. When I feel like getting a mood lift, I often stroll around the garden.
 Native Frangipani


 Geranium

 Fountain Grass

 Day Lily


I liked the sun shining on the bromeliads between the palm trees.

A water dragon enjoys the rain. 

25 comments:

  1. Hi Diane have just found your interesting site = Don't the day lillies make a vibrant splash of colour -love the little water dragon he's very cute.
    "Adelaide and Beyond"

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  2. You have a beuatiful garden full of colours. What a nice water dragon with his little hands.

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  3. I wait for flowers blooming around here ! We have a lot of wind today and it's whistling around the house ! I don't like strong winds at all !

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  4. Beautiful flowers, Diane! I that water dragon is very cool looking and he looks so big. How long is he? I was wondering if this cyclone Yasi was close to you. I hope all is well. The weather has been just awful for Australia.

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  5. Wow your garden and the brilliant photos certainly cheer us up after your disastrous past weeks. I love the little water dragon in that idyllic setting you have created. Have a great weekend. Jo

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  6. Hello Diane, all over the world people seem to have to be dealing with awful weather. Sure hope it all settles down for you out there. Your photos were fantastic and definitely very uplifting. You have a beautiful garden and I also loved the water dragon, a little beauty, maybe not so little?

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  7. Almost forgot to thank you for the link on JennyFreckles fairy post. I shall check that out right now.

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  8. Okay...I was reading your post and looking ever so intently at your beautiful photos scrolling down slowly enough to take each one in completely and when I got to the lizard . . . I jumped. THAT is how realistic your photos are.

    And I must be a wus.

    Because I actually like lizards.

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  9. photos are very specky as usual. you must have a lovely garden. weather here is so humid and uncomfortable. only 32 today. change coming i think. i love your water dragon :) i haven't seen my lizards for ages now. too hot for them maybe?

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  10. The lizard is about a foot long. 30cm.

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  11. Your garden is lovely. The fountain grass is so pretty. Obviously if you were close enough to take the picture of the water dragon, you weren't surprised by the sight of it. Is it harmless? It would take me a long time getting gardening with the possibility of seeing water dragons. How often do you spot them?

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  12. Sheila has some of the same questions as I did. :)
    I just wanted to say right off that I don't think I'd be comfortable seeing him wandering in my garden. I guess you are used to him.
    I loved the fountain grass. I love that it is pink - makes for a lovely photo!

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  13. Diane, your garden is stunning! Comfort for these winter-weary eyes, too. Loved the water dragon! Hope you all dry out soon and lower that humidity a bit.
    Blessings!
    CottonLady

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  14. Love seeing your garden, Diane. Your flowers are quite different from ours, except for the daylilies...

    One good thing (maybe the only good thing for you all) about rain is that the gardens are beautiful....

    Hope all of your horrible weather is OVER for awhile. You all have had a rough year so far.

    Hugs,
    Betsy

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  15. Very nice series, Diane, especially enjoyed the water dragon and hope its a friendly visitor.

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  16. What an exciting & interesting visitor...he looks so much 'at home' in your garden! We get ghekos in our garden and they also come inside. Thank goodness they don't grow to be that size!

    I love the fragrance of frangipani (is there anyone who doesn't?) - your indigenous one looks as though it has an equally gorgeous perfume!

    You really have a lovely garden, Diane! It's so wonderful you are sharing it with us :) Thank you!

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  17. The water dragon looked like he was smiling :)

    The frangipani flowers are so beautiful! It must smell heavenly.

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  18. Thanks for taking us along as you walked through your garden -- it's absolutely beautiful. It was nice to see that at least one critter is enjoying all the rain you've received.

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  19. Beautiful. A walk in the garden is a guaranteed lifting of the spirits.
    Love your water dragon - such a vibrant fellow :)

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  20. Great photos flowers have a way of making a body feel better whether they are real, photos of or plasic although real are the best.

    We took some plastic type over to the nursing home for my nan and she loves them she thinks they are real flowers as they do look real. Makes her room look so much brighter.

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  21. That flower garden would lift anybody's spirits!! Especially the frangiapanni (doesn't it smell wonderful too?)....

    Beautiful flowers all.

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  22. Diane, I can easily see how a walk in your garden would lift your spirits. Your flowers are all beautiful and I adore the Water Dragon.

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  23. How often do i see water dragons in the garden ? Answer: Very often in summer. They are harmless unless you accidentally tread on one and they can bite. But they are very nervous and rush off when they hear you/see you.
    The native frangipani doesn't have as strong a perfume as the exotic one.

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  24. Yes it is nice to get back to the peace of the garden. Is your native frangipani in flower at the moment? I think mine flowers in late spring ... it certainly is not in flower right now.

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