15 March 2010

The Garden Grows...Again

The flowers in the garden just don't know what season it is.  Fred's orchids are bloomin' wonderful...for the second time this summer.  It's been the rain...we've had lots and there's more on the way with a cyclone approaching the Queensland coast which should arrive about Wednesday, according to those who know these things.


The driveway was finally done on Saturday after being put off for a week...and then it bucketed down on Sunday.  We wondered if the drive was going to cope or wash away again.  But a good job was done and we still have a lovely smooth drive down to the gate rather than oh, so slowly driving over the deep ruts.

Anyway, here are some photos of the second blooming...



One of Fred's orchids


I love the perfection of this "Fruit Salad" frangipani flower




A strange looking ginger flower...well the flower is the cream part and they grow underneath the foliage.  It's very invasive so Fred is going to pull it out and put some in a pot rather than letting it take over.




An enormous crow's nest fern.  This is how they grow in the rainforests, big and lush.  The tree trunk is actually rather large, it doesn't really show in the photo.




Another orchid


A beautiful cymbidium



I think this is the little Cooktown Orchid, which is the floral symbol for Queensland.

So that's what we've got at the moment.  Hopefully the winds from the cyclone (which is Category 5, by the way), don't ruin these lovely blooms.

13 comments:

Gattina said...

Another cyclone ? must be awful. I saw on TV that you had a lot of rain. But what beautiful flowers came out !
Here mother nature is still naked and I wonder when she decides to get dressed !

Jack K. said...

Hate to hear about cyclones. They are nothing but bad news.

The photos are wonderful. I'm a sucker for beautiful flowers. They are some of my best photo subjects.

I hope Fred gets to the ginger plant in time. I suspect it doesn't take long for them to set out runners.

(I responded to your comment with a comment at my page.)

Gledwood said...

At least the nasty drought's over then!!!

Gledwood said...

Wow it actually took my comment... do you know how long I was messing about trying to click that in... and how many times the computer appeared to refuse me... until I got timed out (story of my life!)

Gledwood said...

bolsab...
pholowei...


do you think word recognition is trying to teach me a mysterious new language...

Angelo said...

Beautiful shots Robyn! You've got those macro shots down pat! Great job, and yes I hope the cyclone doesn't ruin you exotic garden.

Lee said...

The bloomin' second bloomings are bloomin' beautiful, Robyn!

Margaret Cloud said...

Very pretty flowers, I have a hard time getting my flowers to grow. Hope you don't have a cyclone, they are nasty. Have a nice week.

Walker said...

Beautiful flowers especially the orchids.
I wish we had longer growing seasons

sewa mobil said...

beautiful garden. it is made minds to be fresh and cool.

Liz said...

What gorgeous blooms!

Merle said...

Dear Robyn ~~ Fred's orchids are beautiful and the other photos great. I hope the cyclone didn't
bother you too much or not at all.
The doctor said there is another lung disease, so I had a ct scan on my lungs. Get results on Monday and
may get sent to a lung specialist.
Take care, my friend, Love, Merle.

Lifecruiser Travel Blog said...

Oh, so beautiful flowers. I must confess that the "Fruit Salad" frangipani flower is my favorite. Never seen anyone like that!

Oh, and I find it so amusing that I just got the word: "nords" as word verification!!!