At the beginning of the month the 2 houses across the road went to auction and crowds turned up to watch and a small mobile coffee wagon parked nearby.
This is looking across at the 2 houses from our garden.
Surprisingly they only had 2 bidders and they were both passed in at $1.8 million. The square one has since sold at $2+ million the other is still waiting for an owner…
Another outing was to Brisbane to see the “old Masters” exhibition at the art gallery
We felt quite brave as, with masks on and having had our first Pfizer injection, we traveled by train to Brisbane for the first time in over 2 years. It was reassuring to see everyone, young and old, wearing masks.
Brisbane skyline was bristling with cranes and we joined the crowds heading for “GOMA”
The art was stunning and we slowly made our way round entranced by the beauty and diversity of the masterpieces.
In one gallery live music was playing and a central table had a number of still life settings for the public to copy. A number of school groups were sketching, but Jack preferred to sketch the sketchers.
So how does the garden grow…
Well after a good start with 25mm of rain on the first day it was then nothing till last night, the last day of September and the storm clouds gathered. Thunder and lightening, lashing winds and rain. We only had the tail end of the system, it was mainly focused further north, but the 11 mm was a good start as more is forecast. I can now put the hoses and sprinklers away for a while.
The hero of the garden this month is the Silky Oak (Robusta Grevillea)
The birds love it. The Rainbow Lorikeets arrive each evening, squawking and fighting over the flower heads and the Little Correllas turn up every year for this special treat.
This is the corner the palms were cut down last month. I have covered the stumps with Bromeliads and this corner is now so colourful
The Wednesday art group I go to came here during the month to spend a morning “plein aire” painting and drawing. It was good fun, they all brought plates for morning tea, so we spent more time just looking, chatting and having a cuppa and cake. The main idea was to collect sketches and photos to continue with the following week.
Come for a look around and see what is flowering this month.
I only have a few herbs, spinach and silver beet growing this year. In contrast to last year.
Once more I have decided to empty out all the pots. They have had a real tendency to accumulate. This time I will NOT be potting things up again. The results have finally come in from the tests I had last month and I have developed Osteoporosis in my spine I must now be very careful about lifting. Oh well fortunately the garden is now well on its way to being mainly shrubs and perennials.
This month it is Brian’s turn to host the monthly roundup of “Changing seasons” from around the world. Pop over to catch up with all the other bloggers.