Carol's orchid. When actor Carol Burns gave me this Oncidium orchid to mind for her I gave it special attention. Each and every every time it flowersI think of that wonderfully spirited and talented Queenslander.
The original plant has been divided numerous times and now thrives in many friendly gardens.
Return engagement This yellow Viyera is called 'Wattle Bird'. I bloomed it in Sydney, travelled it north to Noosa, and now it smiles every season here in Kangaroo Point. What a blessing these warm weather Rhododendrons.Small potatoes Had to smile to myself when the Coles delivery man made his rounds this week. I had ordered a 2 kilo bag of 'small' potatoes. This was the largest. In my day we called these 'seed' potatoes and were used mainly for planting in the vegetable garden. Oh well, waste not want not. (Now where? is that
Risky business Ran this quick sketch over a year ago and it looks like these two madmen are at it again. Tarriff wars. Nobody wins.
Many hands ... et cetera. The head gardener decided to bring his whole team to give the courtyard a winter haircut. Della dog was highlydelighted.I'm never quite certain where these bird illustrations are taking me.
This wind tossed Great Blue Heron looks rather dejected – as though he missed out on a fish dinner. As counterpoint, the happy looking Night Parrot below is an endangered species. It was not until May 2013 that a live bird was photographed in western Queensland – first proof of a live bird since one was shot in 1912. Meanwhile, the pair of Red Capped Parrots (below) a broad-tailed species and resident of southwest Western Australia and not endangered.