Thursday, September 17, 2009

Flowers for September

Rain threatened our annual visit to Floriade yesterday, but in the end did not prevail. I had been up early making and baking homemade treats for our lunch time picnic and stroll through the flowers. (I made myself so busy in the kitchen that I forgot to take photos of my Gourmet Sandwiches, Quiche Lorraine, and nutty-chocolatey-cookie Delights!)

However I believe {& you will soon discover} I have made up for the lack of food related photography in floral subjects, and wonderful blurry family-love-snaps like this of the newlyweds, and one of my other beautiful sisters-in-law and nephews strolling the Floriade parade.

I love the way Canberrans come out after Winter to see the bulbs and blooms, and to my mind, the first glimpse of Spring and proof that the warm, signature Australian weather is on it's merry way...

I gushed at Daphne. {And though it is perhaps socially unacceptable} I still wanted to pick some and have you smell it with me! Bring it home and put it in a vase by my bed. Perhaps I will just have to grow some instead...

In amongst a shrubbery, and cluster of trees which formed a sort of maze and plant like cave, we found this furry fellow! Known as a Possum; I think they're one of our most beautiful native marsupials, and we can thank the zoom on my camera for allowing us this close up look at him.

We picniced throughout the afternoon and enjoyed the sun which made a welcome, yet non-forcasted appearance. I greeted many a perfect flower which posed for me so willingly in the breeze and had to giggle at the yellow tulip, placed so accidentally in a bed of red daisies.

So often in my life I have been that yellow tulip...

I realised that four of the Tully women were wearing the same shoes in different colours {which is hardly surprising when one works in a shoe shop!} But to all be wearing them on the same day, was photo worthy!

Spring feels truly here. One picnic down, so many more to come this Spring!

Shell xx


  1. Hi!
    I thought I'd just pop and say hello. I used to subscribe toyour mil's magazine Welcome Home, years ago. I remember when you adn Jamie got married!
    I am jealous you got to go to Floriade. It's a bit of a stretch from WA though!
    God Bless.

  2. Thank you Jen for the kind words.

    My Mother in Law Maureen is still the finest of women - she is the most sensitive and wonderful creature I have ever met! It is her teaching, grace and guidance over the years which has inspired me to write this little blog of encouragement and life/Lord loving... Thank you for popping in to say Hello! And Bless you too!

    : )

  3. Ahhh, sweet smell of spring! The flowers are indeed beautiful. I agree with your assessment of the possum and I think the creative family pics are lovely. I don't know what a floriade is but it sounds delightful if it is an occasion for an outing and family get-to-gether.

    Do you mind telling me what camera you are using? Mine is rather old as far as digitals go and I need to think about what kind I might want next :-) xo


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