Hello from our solitary daffodil, which emerged in sunny fashion in the Red Cardinal Garden of Neglect.
We are quite thrilled with it - remember, we live in the topics after all...
The secret is one little garden which is very cold, gets only a little gentle morning sun, and is sheltered from the hot western sun and winds.
Fingers crossed for the tulip bulb I put in there too..
In other cheerful news, the adventurous and whimsical nasturtiums continue to amuse themselves, clinging to the ceiling under our deck..
Who said plants had no imagination?
A dramatic fire appeared over on the mountain...
It has been very dry here, no rain to speak of over the winter, and bush fires will happen. Thankfully, it appears to have been put out before endangering the populace. Undeterred, the Cardinals went Out.
It was time for a bit of glamour and sparkle.
I put on my black sequin skirt, the better to enjoy the Queensland Symphony Orchestra.
Guest violinist, the amazing Pinchas Zukerman, played the wonderful Elgar Violin Concerto in B minor, Op. 61.
I love Elgar.
Here's a tiny bit of a 1932 recording by Yehudi Menuhin, conducted by the composer himself, Sir Edward Elgar.
It is a very long concerto, about 50 minutes, but I was so enraptured that I was astonished when it finished.
I thought only about 15 minutes has passed...
Lavender is also enjoying the winter sunshine..
May the sun shine for you too, wherever you may be.
And have a great week.