Trip to Floriade
After a leisurely start to the day (with breakfast in bed with my book), my husband and I drove into the city and whilst DH went off to a meeting I walked around Floriade (spring flower exhibition) and enjoyed the flowers. Being school holidays it was very busy and as usual people kept getting in the way of a good photo!! But I did manage a few that do not contain many people!!
The colours were just beautiful this year (and haven't been damaged by wind or rain) and most of the tulips were in bloom, creating this glorious carpet.
I love bluebells and each year this is always a beautiful and peaceful display.
As I was walking along the lake I was surprised to see this black swan sitting on her/his nest. It was a beautiful sight to see and the swan didn't seem to mind me standing and watching, must be use to people. The black swan is a native to Australia and like the white swan, a very large and graceful creature.
We got home at 1pm, just in time for chicken sandwiches and a nice hot cup of tea. Tomorrow will be a spent at home - gardening in the morning (creating a place for this years tomatoes) followed by some more photo editing, reading and snoozing in the afternoon. Quite enjoying this whole holiday thing!!!
An artist at work - I wasn't overly excited by his style and I didn't like the use of glitter painting at all, but he did make for an interesting subject!
PS The strawberry jam I made yesterday worked really well - no problems setting and tastes yum - 10 jars of jam.