My Queensland garden on the first day of winter…

Jude is hosting a garden photography challenge on “Earth laughs in flowers” and the theme for January is “Winter”. Of course January is mid-summer in Australia, so to show you “Winter” down under I am re-blogging a post I did about my garden on June 1st 2015, the first day of winter down under.

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The Frangipani tree knows winter is here. Only a couple of rusty leaves still cling to the top most branches. It is a true tropical native and goes into hibernation at the slightest drop in the temperature. But mostly in this Southeast corner of Queensland there is not much difference in the seasons.

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The bromeliads encircle the frangipani trunkonly needing a small amount of water in the centre of their leaves to survive season after season. I recently gave Buddha a wash, it has been a wet Autumn and he was turning a delicate shade of green. Now he sits in pristine splendour and contemplates the fish pond.

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A lone lily reaches to the sun.

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It has been a good year for spiders and this guardian orb spider hangs hopefully in the Grevillea tree waiting for passing insects to be ensnared in his web. Look how big he is…

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Another timid…

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18 thoughts on “My Queensland garden on the first day of winter…

  1. You have a magical garden!

  2. I must have missed this the first time around (I think we were in Cornwall then with very erratic wifi) so I am doubly glad that you reposted this! How delightfully abundant your garden is all year round! As long as I can avoid the arachnids… 🙂

    • Thanks Jude I’m never too sure about re-blogs, but consider there are always new people coming for a look. Ah yes I often get those sticky webs across my face as I walk around. If I remember I hold a stick in front of me to clear the way…

  3. I see I liked it first time round – but I had forgotten Jack’s pillars. They are lovely.

  4. girlinbetweensite

    How colorful and beautiful!

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