And after the rain, came a heatwave.
Mid to high 30s C.
Not to my liking, but the Summer garden seems to like it.
Our one Hippeastrum lily flowered again, after taking a break in 2017.
Sadly, there was a white blemish on each flower - how strange...
The La Scala Ballet came to Brisbane.
Don Quixote was exhilarating!
The Nureyev version, as we saw years ago with the Australian Ballet -
The sets were wonderful, we were right there in the Spanish village...
Here he is testing his new grill plate.
We had a small soiree for Australia famous 'Race which Stops a Nation', the Melbourne Cup.
Hats were worn..
Prizes were won...
Lunch was served...
with champagne, of course....
And I drew the Winner in the Sweepstakes: Twice!!
My red glass cardinal and little snowshoes from Canada...
The early Red Cardinal Christmas effort was duly noted.
Yes, The Tree is up.
Little Aussie came and offered help and advice.
In other news, the tardy Red Cardinal Jacaranda tree has finally begun to bloom. Long after all the other trees in town.
I am giving it an A+ for effort with this big frond of gorgeous purple..
Eventually we will get a whole tree full of blooms.
But not yet.
Peace bloomed, on just the right day.
Lest We Forget.