Not much change in the garden during April. Most of the flowers from March (that you can see here) have faded and died. The leaves of the frangipani have almost all dropped and shades and shapes of green is the predominant colour for April.
The weeds are starting to take over the gravel area. Another job waiting to be done…
I am very fond of variegated foliage, they do give a lift to a green based garden.
The various shapes also lend variety to the beds. From strappy to fluffy I love them all.
While taking the photos this morning in the garden this fresh-faced, feisty Anthurium, glowing like a flame from the undergrowth, was shouting “look at me, I’m not green” I could not resist her…In a sea of green foliage red does stand out like a beacon.Top right in this photo is my new Grevillea, “Peaches and cream” looking healthy, but rather overwhelmed by its neighbours at the moment. But its time will come.
So that, in a nutshell and 22 photos is our garden at the moment.
Also in April the cooler weather made me restless to be on the move again and the desire to see autumn leaves in all their glorious colours drove me onto the road into the Great Dividing Range to a very successful visit of Tenterfield.
What has been a constant during the month is the glorious sunsets. Tonight was no exception The glow drew me out onto the decks, going from front to back, one facing east and the other west, to gaze in awe as the sun set creating a mesmerizing sight.
I was first drawn on to the back deck facing west. Look at this unusual cloud formation.Then I looked over to the north-west as the sun dipped behind the trees of the nature park at the end of the street. A softer glow and that is the orb of the sun just disappearing behind the trunk of the treeBut it was from the front deck, toward the east and over the ocean, that is the most spectacular. The setting sun reflects back onto the cumulus clouds etching them into a glorious, vivid formation of billowing beauty.Look carefully and you will see a few silhouettes of birds going to roost.
Su Leslie of “Zimmerbitch” is hosting a monthly challenge “changing seasons” were she invites you to share the changing seasons in your part of the world, or something that means April. This month Su has given us a delicious recipe for Lemon & rosemary crusted fish fillets