Wednesday, May 9, 2012

My Queensland Garden

We are now into May and the last month of Autumn.
The nights are beginning to get nippy and I am into my cosy jammies. 
But the days are lovely and warm.
The rains have stopped for the moment, and I am hoping it stays that way as far as floods are concerned.
But the garden is thriving.
Everything grows so well.
I only have to look at it, to feel happy.
Ray has done a marvelous job.
The red flowering trees are the poinsettias. On the top side of the house.
We had one tree at the side of the house. I trimmed it back and planted three of the pieces on the side fence.
Now I have a wonderful show of colour.

                         This bush is my favoured and also the butterflies.

                                   These are called candle sticks.

                      A wise Indian (Cherokee I'd like to think) sits and smokes his peace pipe
                      under our front stairs.



27 comments:

  1. I love your gardens.Gorgeous!

    Summer is on its way, here. Everything is just beginning to bloom.

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    1. I know you have wonderful woods...so restful. Love ya Bonnie

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  2. Wise Indian alright, he knows where to find the shade!

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    1. I love the Indians G. I learned all about the Trail of Tears when I lived in TN..and I bought Indian souvenirs back with me.

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  3. I love your cacti and flowering trees/ bushes. Your climate may be similar to ours in I recognize many of the plants you have growing there as ones we have here. Oh, enjoy your cool weather! I would love to experience outdoor cold in June/ July!

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    1. Hello Shelley, are you in tropical also? My favored plants are the bird of paradise and Iris's.
      Then you get all the yummy fruit like we do. Ray wears shorts all year around.Summer is humid and tiring. xx

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  4. I like your garden. It's beautiful and the house too.

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    1. The house is a typical Queenslander. built for the summer heat..xx

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  5. Yes, we are subtropical here and our summers are very much loke yours- HOT and quite humid, like a continual outdoor sauna.

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    1. Yep! thats ours too. But I like the heat better than the cold..xx

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  6. Hi sweet dear friend Crystal,
    I just love looking at your beautiful house and garden of flowers.
    You said that Ray had done a fantastic job on your garden.
    I have been reading your blog and inspirational story...
    It certainly touched my heart so much.
    Writers have so many ways with words, words which can reach out
    to many folks worldwide. I am sure your book must be very interesting.
    Thank you so much for taking your precious time to visit my blog,
    and offer your heartfelt comments!! I highly appreciate your kindness.
    I also love the romantic picture of you and Ray in Rita's blog.
    Thank you again Crystal, for sharing your loving ways with the world!!
    You are an amazing friend, Crystal.
    God keeps blessing you, and those you love!!
    Big Hugs & All the Best,
    Poet & Song-Writer Starry.

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    1. My dearest friend. YOU...are and amazing beautiful person also for all you have been through.... I guess, learning and growing and loving is the essence of life. A big hug to you xx

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  7. Hello, dear!
    May...and you are "going to" the winter???
    Here we are in spring!
    Where do you live?
    I'm in Portugal...
    Kisses!

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    1. I live in Australia..The land down under... You come from a beautiful part of Gods creation. I have never been there but had a friend once who came from there. Blessings to you.

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  8. Your garden is beautiful and your home..Oh how I would love to visit there..so beautiful..I'm afraid I'd get confused with the seasons change..lol..Blessings, Susie

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    1. Oh Susie, the seasons are confusing. So much so..that I could not believe how cold TN was. My home and garden are old fashioned like me. xxxxxxx

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  9. Dear Crystal, . . . thank you for showing us your home and taking us on a tour of your garden. Wonderful photographs. My niece gave me a poinsettia for Christmas in 2010. I've tried to care for it carefully and it's blooming in my front hall now. The red leaves are smaller than the original, but still vibrant. That plant makes me happy each time I look at it!

    Peace.

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    1. Hello Dee, I could never grow Poinsettia in New South Wales but here in Queensland it thrives. I love them in pots also. Glad you have one. Their flowers are sort of leaves.

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  10. It's so fun - thinking how it's warming up here - and getting chilly there . . Creation is truly a marvel . . .
    Love & Love to You!
    -g-

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    1. Creation is amazing. I loved it that the BIG moon was seen all over the world. Love to you Gorgy

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  11. Poinsettias growing in your yard...that just amazes me. We only have them here at CHRISTmas time!!! Your flowers are gorgeous!!!

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    1. Hi Debbie, I know what you mean about only at Christmas...Thats when we had it in NSW. Here, its all the time. Can't wait for the mango's.

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  12. Time does speed by...I like your garden..and the Indian statue:)

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  13. I do believe you have a green thumb....:)

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