What words would you use to describe your emotional landscape e.g. rocky, barren, overcast, filled with sunshine? A Year of Creativity by Brenda Mallon My response: Calm as the waters of Geographe Bay Stormy as the waves at Yallingup Beach Light and bright as the Spring wildflowers Gloomy as the clouds with strong winds buffeting me about. Of course it is an ever changing scene with sometimes all four occurring in the one day! Now […]
I am currently doing a course from University of the Third Age Online. It is called Unleashing Your Creative Spirit. I am keen to run this Course in 2020 through our local U3A. I have met a lot of people in early retirement who find themselves wondering what has happened to them with all the changes of no longer being in the workforce. I have noticed that lots of people, me included, have a list […]
I did a blog recently about the Busselton Wildflower Exhibition and my involvement in promoting the event that was held last Thursday and Friday. Below is a gallery of most of the flowers on show at the Exhibition. There are strict rules about what flowers can be picked in the wild and the quantities allowed so as not to impact on their sustainability for future years. I found it impossible to choose just a few! […]
South West Exhibition includes hundreds of rare and exquisite wildflowers Now its 94th year, Busselton Wildflower Exhibition is gearing up to welcome local enthusiasts as well as visitors from further afield this September. The South West corner of Western Australia is renowned for having one of the richest and most diverse flora in the world and attracts visitors from around the State, Australia and overseas. Exhibition chairman Barry Oates said it was an opportunity to […]
I got the camera out yesterday and took a few snaps of my garden. I haven’t tended it much in a while but with sunshine and rain it seems to be thriving. We have our first day of Winter on Saturday! Can you find three herbs and guess what they are? There is oregano and thyme. We had a short break from Philosophy but start again tomorrow discussing Simone de Beauvoir and Existentialism. Should be […]
OPEN DAY – MAY 11 I am assisting in the promotion of the 94th Annual Busselton Wildflower Exhibition to be held on 26 &27 September 2019. The Exhibition Committee and volunteers work in partnership with the Geographe Community Land-care Nursery Inc. and Coordinator, Rod Cary, a former TAFE lecturer in Margaret River. Rod’s scientific knowledge of native plant species is invaluable. He assists Exhibition volunteers with the accurate identification of wildflowers for display at the […]
I took a few pics of my back garden this morning. Lovely to have some colour from the snapdragons and marigolds in amongst the cherry tomatoes.
I like to have a nice garden but it is not something that comes naturally to me. Up until recently all I had in my small, rear yard was the big, above ground garden bed, some palms and two jasmine plants. The garden bed was really too big for the space and because it was so deep I had stopped planting vegetables and my mint, parsley and oregano started to take over. I was able […]
On Friday I went to a Wildflower Exhibition held by the Busselton Uniting Church. This was its 91st exhibition! And what a good show of flowers that had on display, including many native orchids! I couldn’t resist putting them all on display in one post :).