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A vase on Monday

Hot colours in my vase this week, although very cold temperatures outside!  I am preparing this post in a sweltering 38 degrees C in Melbourne, and know that I will be travelling back to very chilly Scotland at the weekend!

I bought this bunch of Australian native flowers for my daughter-in-law as an early wedding anniversary treat.  I will be home by the time that celebration comes round next week.  The colours are hot, rich and lovely.  Kangaroo paw, wax flower, grevillea, leucadendron and (I think) a fine leaved gum.


  1. No tropical flowers from you next week then! It must have been fun investigating Australian flower shops, Amanda :)

    1. Oh yes, the flower shops and stalls in the markets are wonderful, especially Pollon, the florist with the water lilies from a couple of weeks ago. If you look at this post, you will see more of the shop. Glorious! A

  2. It's gorgeous, Amanda, and I'm sure the gift is appreciated. Best wishes with your transition back to the chilly temperatures of Scotland.

    1. Thanks Kris! I enjoyed a quick walk with our dogs when I got home on Sunday afternoon. After two flights, fourteen and half hours, and then another of seven, it was good to get out and breathe fresh air and feel terra firma beneath my feet! Even the very cold air felt good! Amanda

  3. Oh,that is lovely and reminds me of buying Proteas for my mother in Hawaii. What a contrast to what is in the garden in the UK?

    1. Very very little in the garden here on the east coast of Scotland! A few stalwart geraniums who still dream of summer, and that's about it! Next week's vase will be a challenge! I feel a trawl along the hedgerows coming on!! Amanda

  4. All looks very familiar and gorgeous. Warming for you over their in chilly Scotland and normal for us folks living here.
    I hope you are surviving the jet lag and are enjoying being home.

    1. Very chilly Scotland, but good to be home! No jet lag - it's something that I never have to deal with, thank goodness. Just a bit yawny, and that's it!


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