I usually run with a theme. On Friday our lockdown was not lifted, but moved to lockdown lite. Masks continue to be mandatory and our travel is restricted. However we can do a great deal more now. Many businesses have reopened, including bars, cafes and restaurants (subject to reduced numbers of patrons). Some have not. Sadly (from my perspective), libraries, bookshops and nurseries will not reopen before the end of this month. Many businesses are open on a click and collect basis, but these are places I like to browse - and I really want to purchase some vegetable seedlings.
So for this week I am reverting to type again. There will be photos from Floriade Reimagined, and from our garden/jungle. I will try hard to find different subjects for your tired and patient eyes in the weeks to come.
Starting with Floriade Reimagined. Bulbs were planted in community shopping centres and other places across the city. Because of our lockdown I couldn't hunt many of them down - but here are some of the ones I did see.
Then to our garden. We have had a very wet Spring. The garden (weeds and all) has thrived. When we finally get a few dry days there is a LOT of work I need to do.
I really like this ornamental cherry and look forward to it blossoming each year. After a torrential downpour (or six), those blossoms are now pretty pink confetti.
The banskia roses are coming out too. In some lights the yellow banskia roses cascading down between us and a neighbour look like golden fairy lights.
As covid restrictions ease across the country, politicians and some people are talking about freedom. My heart goes out to the health care workers who have and will pay a high price for that freedom.
I hope your week is happy, healthy and fun.