Wishing our 107 followers a happy Christmas with these photos from the backyard party at our son’s a couple of days ago. The bubble machine made for some happy snaps.
This afternoon we set up the Christmas tree with our two granddaughters.
A couple of days ago David rescued this little critter from our swimming pool. After consulting the Museum of Victoria app, it appears to be Haskells frog, by the line down its back and the black eye line.
In the nearby bushland, I found this beautiful specimen of a hyacinth orchid, which is indigenous to the Mornington Peninsula.
This afternoon, we had a visitor in our garden. As we were sipping a cuppa with friends, a blue-tongued lizard crept along outside the window and settled under a seat in the sunshine. It was just below a Grasstree (xanthorrea) which is flowering for the first time in our three years in this house.
We appreciate these two snippets of Australian natural environment in our domesticated setting. It’s almost like being back in the bush.
Yesterday I met couple of friends for brunch at Young and Jackson’s Hotel, directly across the road from Flinders Street Station. We sat at the corner table watching the crowds teeming across every time the lights changed.
After farewelling them, I crossed past St Paul’s Cathedral to Federation Square, where crowds queued to get actor Chris Lilliey to sign his latest DVD.