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Showing posts from March, 2013

.... a white Easter???

We arrived home on Tuesday and it was still snowing.  It was snowing when we left, apparently it has snowed almost every day of the six weeks we have been away, and each morning since we got back we have woken to yet another fresh fall of snow.  It really is most bizarre.  The sun has shone too, and melted away most of the snow during the day, ready to start all over again overnight.

However, Tilly and I have been walking every day and it has been lovely to catch up with the countryside.  Very little seems to have changed while we have been away.  I was expecting daffodils to be in evidence and I would pick some for Easter.  As it turns out the snowdrops are still blooming
and colour has not yet returned to the edges of the fields but I love the movement the winds of winter have instilled into these reeds. Yesterday we went for a walk on the beach at North Berwick.  The tide was so low that the harbour was empty of water.  I couldn't resist the rare opportunity to take a little peep …

Happy Easter

Easter in Red Square.

Melbourne International Flower and Garden Show

Last week we went to the Melbourne International Flower and Garden Show which was held in the Royal Exhibition Building and amongst the gardens surrounding it.  We were very pleased at the prospect of visiting the exhibition hall because it was the venue for Masterchef Australia which we watched last year and we could see that it has an amazing interior.

The show was very enjoyable.  Not exactly Chelsea but we had a good old mooch around all the stands and displays.  Here are some photos from our day.
Underneath the dome there was a spectacular display of cascading sprays of tiny yellow orchids. They had been gathered together to form a tree.  It was very impressive.
Although I don't have any floristry training I have arranged flowers and think I have some understanding of good and graceful arrangements.  On both trips to Australia I am a bit disappointed to say that I have yet to come across one single flower arrangement which has "it". I have not seen one and I am not sur…