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Monday, 30 June 2008

Children, thou shalt appreciate the beauty of a flower!

We are a month into winter in Australia, yet even amidst the bleakness, there are tiny flickers of beauty in the local Botanic Gardens:
The tiny bells of correa, or Australian Native Fuchsia.
Beautiful hellebores, spring up from nowhere & nod elegantly in the late afternoon sun.
A truly amazing Garrya elliptica, or silk tassel bush drapes it's hanging flowers spectacularly.
And, as usually happens when we visit the Botanic Gardens, our walk ends here! A reasonable reward for the kids I suppose, considering their mother has forced botany lessons upon them all in the gardens! The things they have to put up with!
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