The Cardinals have been picnicking with my Dad again,
this time up in the mountains, at a spot looking into the rainforest...
and what should come along, looking for a handout:
Yes, ye olde Bush Turkey .... a country cousin of the naughty pests who regularly assault our Red Cardinal Garden of Neglect!
Dad happily shared his last sandwich with that bold bird..
First blooming: the day lilies, I rescued last year from Dad's old garden.
I am so pleased this one survived transfer to a new location,
and I love the pink/orange blooms.
Which sadly only last one day.
Gratuitous jacaranda shots, taken on my daily walk.
And because it is October, our annual look at the most popular painting in the Queensland Art Gallery:
"Under the Jacaranda" 1903, by R. Godfrey Rivers,
an Impressionist-style painting of our first jacaranda tree, imported from Brazil in 1864, and planted in the City Botanical Gardens.
By 1875 they had given away 50,000 seeds, the results of which are seen in Brisbane every October, as hundreds of jacarandas bathe the city in purple.
The couple taking tea in the garden are the artist,
Godfrey Rivers, and his wife, Selena.
Sometimes, when the jacarandas are blooming, people bring in a few blooms and scatter them on the floor in front of the painting, just like in reality!
Some beautiful art glass by various Australian and international artists,
currently on display in the Pelican room at the QAG:
I bought this purple daisy for my Dad, because he liked it...
what better reason could there be...
It will sit outside his room - he was always a gardener -
and maybe it will activate some old memories for him.