It has been another month of Torrential rain, A total of 550mm. Just 3 weeks after the catastrophic downpour of last month, and just as, with the help of the “mud army”, people were starting to get the mud and debris cleaned out of their houses, another rain bomb hit.
But april has entered with a smile on its face. The sun is shining and a soft gentle breeze is blowing.
March is a special month for us as we both have our birthday on the same day. Last year we treated ourselves to a special classical concert at Sanctuary Cove. (see here) This year was extra special as Jack is 90 and I am 80. Wow I can’t beleive so many years have gone by. The celebrations went on for 4 days. Lunch with friends, special morning tea with neighbours, son coming up unexpecedly from Sydney for the weekend, birthday seafood buffet with sons, picnic at the beach with another son and extended family. It all made us feel very special and loved.
On one of the fine days we went for a wander around the Gold Coast Botanic Gardens. And took time to sit and soak in the tranquility and beauty and try to capture it in a sketch.
The garden is doing very well. Especially the Blue Ginger. Being a tropical plant it loves this wet weather and it has flowered profusly this year.
The wet weather also suits the Dragon Fruit with extra large, juicy fruit this year.
Jack’s 4th generation Desert Rose seedlings have now moved from the nursery wing of the greenhouse out into the kindergarten area, to be watched over by the chook and pelican…
While I was looking around this morning look what came wandering out from behind the pots heading straight for my feet. Haven’t seen him for a while, it was a lovely surprise to see him back. A bit of a worry though as I thought he may bite my toe…
Jack feeds the fishes every day and they swarm all over his hand, nibbling at his fingers.
A couple of Rainbow Lorikeets, along with a gang of Noisy Miners, have made the deck a place they regularly shelter on during all the heavy rain.
March is always my favourite month of the year and this year I have a small reminder of the northern autumn. We were given a bonsai for a birthday gift, a Japanese Maple and it has developed beautiful autumn coloured leaves.
I find Autumn a very tranquil time of the year and love to just walk around the garden every day and sitting on the various benches and seats absorbing the beauty and diversity. Come with me for a look around.
As the sun sets walk with us to Pelican Lake and sit awhile to watch the sun set.