New Farm Park, Brisbane

Sunday, February 8, 2015

SUMMER RAINS

In Queensland we get our rain in the summer months. It is then that the dried up earth and shrivelled up plants of the dry winter months suddenly burst into life again.  Everything turns green and colourful and the weeds go berserk. For those suffering drab winter days, here is some hot, wet colour  from my garden.










21 comments:

  1. You are so lucky to get rain through summer Diane, we're parched over here. Your garden looks so lush and gorgeous, a real tropical garden.

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  2. Hello Diane, your flowers and garden are looking beautiful! Lovely images.. Have a happy day!

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  3. I am jealous of you. You live the most wonderful part of our planet. I am sure..

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  4. Well captured and lovely colours.

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  5. Thank goodness for Australian blogs! And photographers like you, Diane. We definitely need some color and hep up here in the frozen tundra! You have a beautiful garden.

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  6. each and every one of these screams summer very loudly... they are GORGEOUS...

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  7. Very nice first shot, would be interesting for a architectural design.

    Greetings,
    Filip

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  8. Ahhhhh, I needed that!. These are beautiful shots, Diane. I especially love the first one. It is dull gray and brown in my 'neck of the woods', but I'm not complaining, because we have had an especially mild winter with very little snow and ice to worry about slipping on and shoveling.

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  9. Summer rain is nice, the sticky, muggy feeling that often comes after it not so nice, these flowers bloody nice though

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  10. The color from your garden is beautiful. I only wish you could send us some of that rain -- we've had a dry spell lately.

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  11. Very nice. I am a little surprised to see plants I would not have thought would tolerate humidity very well.

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  12. These beautiful flowers cheer me up ! Here it is all dull, naked and grey !

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  13. Lots of nice summer colour there Diane. I am already seeing signs of the autumn shut down here.

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  14. So like my life in South Africa. Our garden looked dead over the dry winter months then suddenly the rains arrived and the place was a picture. These photos have cheered me up no end, there is little colour in our garden at present but new buds give hope of spring on the way. Take care t'other Diane

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  15. Beautiful bursts of color! All I am seeing right now is yellow grass and bare limbs. Although my new Japanese magnolia is blooming, so that's exciting.

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  16. Absolutely gorgeous... I love seeing COLOR---especially when we are experiencing a drab winter here... That makes spring and summer look so much more inviting.... Glad you are getting lots of rain... The plants and flowers love them I'm sure.
    Hugs,
    Betsy

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  17. Well those of us in dry winter shriveled up MT appreciate the pictures of your rains and plants. I want to close my eyes and smell all the lovely tropicals!!

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  18. Colorful ... And some of those plants are blooming right now here in Florida, . It's different here. Summer is the rainy season here too ... We try to take advantage of all the rain does, without actually being present for it.

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  19. Your garden is enjoying its bounty from the skies... everything smells so nice too doesn't it! Lovely photos Diane :D)

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  20. They're ALL lovely, but of course the RED ones are my favourites! 'Wet' and 'Colour' are very welcome down south as well!

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