Lovin’ the Pink (iPhriday Flowers)

The stunning colour in this flower which was surrounded by so many promising buds, more than caught my attention whilst wandering the Brisbane Botanical Gardens earlier this year.

Lovin' the Pink

Once again I’m lovin’ this opportunity offered by Lisa over at GrayDaysandCoffee for iPhone photos. It’s such a hoot playing with images on the phone!







Down the Barrel of a Cannon (Monochrome Madness)

Located on the banks of the Brisbane River at the Botanical Gardens is this cannon, one of the twelve that were brought over in 1862 from Great Britain, to defend the new colony of Queensland.

Looking down the Barrel

The cannons were mainly used for training, signalling, or ceremonial firings. From the 1,900’s the cannons became merely ornamental, with the cannons being relocated throughout the state of Queensland time and time again.





Hidden Burst of Sunshine (iPhriday Flowers)


Hidden Burst of Sunshine


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Spot the Colourful Odd Man Out (Wordless Wednesday)


Odd Man Out







Odd Man Out (Muted Monochrome Monday)


Odd Man Out








Natural Contrasts (iPhriday Flowers)



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Chameleon by Another Name (OWPC: Chameleon)


Chamelon by another Name







Natural Fireworks for Canada Day (iPhriday Flowers)


Natural Fireworks


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Strangler Figs in Their Prime (Monochrome Monday)

Strangler Figs have always fascinated me. Not that I like them by any stretch of the imagination. However, its aerial roots, searching for a foot-hold anywhere, command my attention whenever I see them.

Strangler Figs in their Prime

In this instance I may have edited just a wee bit too much but I really wanted to highlight how this plant strangles its host tree. Such a silent yet quite deadly predator.

At one of my homes in Brisbane (Australia), there was a beautiful old Jacaranda Tree in the front yard when I first moved in. By the time we sold the house just a few years later, it was all Ficus. So, so sad.




That feeling of being watched! (Monochrome Monday)

Wandering around the Brisbane Botanical Gardens last month, Miss Thirteen and I were so busy on the lookout for Water Dragons, we almost missed the fact that we were being watched!

Peek a Boo

This little guy was a  little larger than a pigeon, seemingly very happy to be wandering around the ground and peeking though the fence. Cheeky blighter!