Wednesday, August 24, 2011

Rain in the Garden

We are having a very wet week here in south east Queensland. The late autumn winds are howling day and night, and the rain has been almost constant. I have managed a few walks in between showers, but for the most part William and I have spent the last three days indoors.

Yesterday I caught a glimpse of the front garden in the wet sunshine - the clouds had parted for a short time - and it looked so pretty I wanted to photograph it.

I don't plan on planting too much into the gardens as I'm not sure how long we'll be renting here. So far I've planted some lavender, strawberries, parsley, rosemary and daisies into the front garden beds. They're nestled among the petunias which were already there. I would like to plant sunflowers in the garden bed running alongside the house, and maybe a couple of pumpkin vines in the corner of the backyard.

With spring around the corner I may not be able to contain my gardening enthusiasm. But for now, we're happy staying cosy inside with warm cups of tea. ;)

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Queen of the Natives said...

whistling and howling and whipping around the house looking for a way to sneak in!!! Hope you're staying warm Min and don't worry, we'll have plenty of sunshine soon enough. Your garden looks really lovely too :)

Renata said...

I love the garden just after it's rained - everything looks pretty as a picture with the raindrops on them!
Mum has said it's rainy up there (& cold) - we are the opposite & enjoying bright sunny skies this past week - I'll try & send them up to you ;)
Have fun


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