Today was one of those astonishingly busy days when everything seemed to be happening at once... but
despite the seeming madness of it all boxes were ticked and it was exceptionally social at the same time. Funny that!
The day was very bright and sunny ... warmer and dryer than of late (oh how we've been collectively cherishing the unsually cool weather for this time of year) ! Starting with toast and coffee at the fav local cafe - this photo's been posted before - but the good old standard vegemite sourdough toast with coffee never goes astray!
After this it was off to the Gardens (Brisbane Botanic Gardens) at Mt Coot-tha to meet firstly with the wonderful volunteer guide Bettina who offered to share some of her prized spots in the gardens to aid the search for some particular seedpods (of course) ... she was the perfect person to have asked! That tricky camera is not behaving again... that and the intensity of light + wearing sunglasses and not reading so well in them...perhaps the photos taken could have been better but do forgive!
|Bettina with banksia pods|
We made some excellent discoveries before parting company... and off to check books back into the Botanical Library, saying hello to some familiar faces in admin and making my way along to see the guys from the Seeds for Life program. There seemed to be lots of good news today ... or at least promising ideas being discussed. The new Restaurant/cafe is opened and the gardens are filling up with people coming for lunch and a stroll around! Spring is out...all round it was buzzy!!
And the splendid surprise you ask?
Out of the blue...
blogger from Montreal
the lovely Nathalie
had sent ....
all the way from Canada
4 of her gorgeous photographs mounted on quality watercolour postcards
in homage to the seed...
her tribute to the Postcards from the Blogosphere Mail Art show from July!!!!
These blissful images
had to be photographed
tonight to post here
to tell you all about it
so I could then
write to Nathalie
Fabulous Nathalie ...
clever and wonderful you!
And you may appreciate that given my tendency to camera troubles I am completely enraptured with these images... Just stunning!!!
Ok ...Im going to finish with some images took yesterday at home! By the way Nathalie...if you guys are not too busy over there in Montreal ... you'd always be welcome here!
|from the garden|
|ooh.... have forgotten the name of this ... it is quite delightful dont you think!|
Now Im posting these ones of my back verandah which quite caught my eye by surprise when I walked out there around 3pm yesterday with a new painting I wanted to photograph in the light... the shadows were so strong. The 4th image - the painting - is eerily connected to the first shot below.... or is this just me!
|the back verandah|
|dint you just love that light|
|it was way t bright to sit out there and paint yesterday!|
Think its time for someone to visit the land of nod!
ps ...one more photo from Nathalie's blog ...Ok... so she's a photographer who also paints and works as a graphic designer and I saw her graphic work some months ago and was so impressed ...Graphics for Science and all kinds of interesting genres... smart cookie she is! And I suspect she can really cook...Ive seen the photos at her blog!