I read in the newspaper that Autumn in Brisbane is five weeks late this year...
but we are grateful, a hint of cool has begun,
and both we and the garden are thankful for the change in the air.
Maximum temperatures of 27 C. and a few minimums of 14 C.
Much better, and the flowers don't die in one day.
We popped into the garden centre for some mulch..
but I found a punnet of Linaria, Fairy Bouquet.
It reminds me of my mother, who used to grow it when I was a little girl.
Of course I had to bring some home...
Such dainty, pretty little blooms. I'll keep you posted on their progress.
Then there was the punnet of antique colour pansies.
I know, we are going to Canada soon, but....
can't let pansy season go unacknowledged, can I?
This is me, about to hit the walking trail -
to shake off a few kilos before we set out..
as you do...
and because there has been a hint, a slight promise, of the possibility of winter,
I found a new cashmere jumper..
and a floppy felt hat.
The last time I owned a hat like this, my children were very small..
It is even possible the Beatles were still together.
Mr C and I watched Episode 1 of Wolf Hall...
and loved it.
Having grown up hearing about Henry VIII and his six wives,
and as avid lovers of history, we thought we might find it a bit stale.
Not at all. It is a fresh take on history, with the story working around Thomas Cromwell, in a portrayal rather different from the generally accepted historical record. It is beautifully filmed by candlelight and natural outdoor settings, and the costumes are wonderful.
Here's Anne Boleyn showing one of her skills:
Can't wait for Ep. 2.
Maleny says Hi!
Have a good week.