usually run with a theme. Today is National Tree Day in Australia - and coincidentally I had already planned to post about trees. Warm Trees to be precise. Our National Arboretum runs this exhibition each year, and each year we visit. And smile. This year the exhibition is partnered with
the High Commission of the Republic of Singapore and the theme is based on the national orchid of Singapore, the merlion, and butterflies.
love our arboretum, and it is yet another place we don't visit often
enough. Please, settle down with a beverage of your choice. As is
usual LOTS of photos follow. I should add that the tree's woollies will get two lives. When the exhibition finishes they will be washed, unravelled and turned into warm rugs for people in need in my city. Our winter is definitely not yet over and I am sure they will be appreciated.
Some of the trees in the bonsai exhibition were also rugged up. Bonsai worries me. I am aware of the work which goes into creating/maintaining them but it always makes me think of foot binding.
This Trident Maple has been styled/trained since 1999.
Even in winter, when many of the deciduous trees are bare branches filigreed against the sky there is a lot to enjoy at the arboretum - and the views are spectacular.
Last night I went back to the arboretum for an evening which was well out of my comfort zone (and past my bedtime) of glitz and glamour. Photos may follow in the fullness of time.