I grizzle and groan at this time of the year – its cold and miserable and there are no flowers in my garden. Now we all know ‘cold’ is relative to where you live – compared to other countries our cold here in Victoria is not really cold (winter lows of 4c which is about 39f) – I can’t remember the last time we had a frost – so when I complain its not really about the weather, its more about the fact it hinders whatever it is I want to do outside.
And believe it or not I do have some flowers in the garden during Winter – not in summer abundance but in ones and twos. I think its because I don’t spend that much time outside I don’t really notice them and then I’m flabergasted when I do lol
Take my little Lasiandra bush at the bottom of the garden – it died off during the drought so I pulled it out – or so I thought. Its shot back up again obviously from some roots that were left behind in the ground. Look at all those lovely purple flowers and the green velvety leaves bringing a touch of colour to the garden . I took this on a very wet rainy day last week – and as much as I loved what I saw and wanted a photo I will just say I was safe and dry about sixty foot away on our back deck lol
The purple flowers just helped lift the little arrangement of lonesome blooms on the window sill. Rummaging around I found those little daffodil flowers I spoke of before, some more of the tiny fuschias, some tiny lavender colour Brachycome flowers, a single blue cornflower that appeared from nowhere and some of the long blooms from the Salmon coloured Tryphylla Fuschia thats tucked away out of direct view in another corner of the garden
Today was one of those dreary drizzly winter days I dislike – not really cold but certainly not pleasant. We did very little – in fact this is where I spent most of the day. Snug and warm in a comfy chair next to my favourite friend, sewing and knitting close to hand. It looks bright outside but inside was dull so I opened the vertical blinds which gave a lovely feel to the room, enough light from the window to work from without having to turn the lights on.
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