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Perhaps not as dark as it could be.

A better shade for this week

 

Topiary from Vienna’s

Schonbrunn Palace…

…and Canada’s

Butchart Gardens.

 

 

 

Closer to home is the

Otway Rain Forest…

 

Still part of the Otway Forest,

I included this image because this morning

is the second of two foggy mornings this week.

 

Love the ferns

Part of the forest near Beech Forest township

on the edge of the Otway Ranges

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Ladders

 

Ice in our gutter

 

Windows

 

Hydrangea and its recycled fence paling planter box

 

A good book will receive a five-star rating in my book reviews.

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Purple Freesias

Tibouchina

 

King Alfred Daffodil

Tibouchina

 

Canadian Water Taxi

 

Canola crop in bloom

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Xanthorrhoea plants are also known as Balga Grass Plants.

 ‘Balga’ is the Aboriginal word for black boy and

for many years the plant was fondly known as a “Black Boy”.

It is thought that the Aborigines called the plants Balga

because after a bush fire had ravaged the land,

the blackened trunk of the Xanthorrhoea would

be revealed beneath the burned lower leaves,

and would resemble a child-like black figure.

Others believe that the plant,

with its bush fire-blackened trunk and long flower spike

resembled an Aboriginal boy wielding a spear.

Whatever the case, as the years have passed,

it is seen as an extremely racist name,

and is thought to be very offensive

to the original custodians of the land,

so the plants are more commonly known as Grass Tree,

because let’s face it Xanthorrhoea is a bit of a mouthful.

 

Source:

https://www.floristwithflowers.com.au/blog/xanthorrhoea-the-story-of-the-black-boy-plant/

 

 

When I think back and remember how hard

I found maths and not a single practical application, 

especially not taXes.

 

Window boXes overflowing with red blooms

 

 

 

Water TaXi

Victoria

Vancouver Island

Canada

 

Soxie…our last farm pet to pass away

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Word-of-Day-Challenge-Explore

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explore

travel through (an unfamiliar area)
in order to learn about it.

After spending three months in Canada in 1976,

I have often lamented the fact that I did not…

…leave time to visit the Butchart Gardens.

So, when planning our 2018 visit, to Canada…

 

…we decided to spend a few days in Victoria (BC)

to recover from our 14-hour non-stop flight

across the Pacific…

…but mainly to visit, in our own time,

the Butchart Gardens and any other

attractions Victoria had to offer.

That was one of the best decisions we made.

We were able to wander along the many paths

that comprise the gardens at our own pace…

…exploring at our leisure.

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Hellebores in or garden.

 

Holly?

 

Cairns foliage

 

From…

 

…Butchart Gardens…

 

…Vancouver Island,

Canada.

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Unknown flower from

Taupo Gardens

New Zealand

Bruges bikes

Murano,

Italy

Very much closer to home.

Victoria,

Vancouver Island

Canada

 


From the Butterfly Gardens

Vancouver Island (BC)

Canada

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FOWChallenge-Coach

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coach

a wheeled vehicle, generally drawn by horse power

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Brugges,

Belgium

 

Melbourne,

Australia.

 

Victoria,

Vancouver Island

Canada

 

Anyone who has gone on an organised tour which involves

transport by what many regularly refer to as a’bus’

soon learns the correct terminology for a tour bus,

is coach.

 

Courtesy of Coach Cam we can ride along with Diana 

on her wedding day.

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Fandango’s One Word Challenge:..Coach