I fell in love with this giraffe when my cousin was pregnant with her first child, and I’ve been buying them for people ever since. Unfortunately the shop I used to get them from closed down a while a go. So I was very excited when the husband tracked one down and bought it for me. It’s so good that I have to keep it in the plastic until the little one comes.
We have a whole lot of canola in our backyard that the previous owners planted. I was actually hoping that the hot weather would kill it off, but no such luck. Still going strong and spreading everywhere. One day we’ll get around to fixing up the garden.
Cute little details on a washcloth. Bee, bugs & lines.
Another filler of daisies. Such a happy flower in a happy colour.
We were in the city for the comedy festival to see Lawrence Leung (who I love by the way) and walked past this installation of yarn Federation Square. It must have taken a long time to put up because it was massive and went along the whole wall. I love how colourful it is and that there are so many random things like these in the city from time to time. I could totally do something like this at home, I mean if the husband let me, which I’m pretty sure he would not!
Filler today, some yellow flowers taken at the National Rhododendron Garden.
Our backyard (well tiny little courtyard) seems to always be littered with leaves regardless of what time of year it is. It’s not even autumn yet but the leaves are already piling up from our neighbours trees.
I love stripy socks. Actually I love stripy everything, and it comes second to polka dots. These are the husband’s awesome socks.
I got the husband this pac man scarf ages ago, but it recently resurfaced. The ghost reflects what I’m feeling now, grizzly and impatient. Two more sleeps until New Zealand and the last few weeks, especially this week, have just dragged on and on and on. I can’t wait to go!
I have no idea what these flowers are called, but they sure look interesting! Love the colours.
One of the things I love about my new place of work is that there are lots of lovely parks and gardens around. I love just sitting out in the park at lunch. It’ll be even better in summer falling asleep on the grass under one of the big trees.
In the driveway near the side door there are some cute daisies growing over the concrete barrier. It was a lovely sunny morning today, which always makes me happy.
I picked some flowers on the way home from work and took a few photos on my coffee table. This is my fav shot of the bunch.
I’ve almost finished cleaning out the photos that I’ve been meaning to post. These are the last lot from the Melbourne International Flower and Garden Show March 2012. They’re all the indoor displays that were inside the Exhibition Building. Some of the displays were from florists, students, and vendors.
After sourcing some colourful paper, I’ve started folding the lanterns to put on the fairy lights. It’s not quite as thin as origami paper, but I think it’ll still work. I haven’t puffed them up yet, because they’ll take too much room to store while I’m folding the rest. You can see the prototype I made a few weeks ago here. They look so pretty just as they are. I’ve got 250 fairy lights and I’ve made 10 so far, so only 240 to go!
Photos I took earlier this year from the Melbourne International Flower and Garden Show outside. So many flowers and colours. Good thing I don’t usually get hay fever
It’s the 24th of August which means that it’s Daffodil Day. Daffodil Day is a fundraising event for the Cancer Council for research and patient support services. When you see a stall this weekend, stop by, say hi, and make a purchase or donation. Or you can donate online here http://www.daffodilday.com.au/
Daisies taken on my way to work. Yellow makes me so happy.
Iris from my neighbour’s garden. It must be good weather for it this year because they’ve been growing everywhere.
We have a pseudo fruit bowl at work, which is always filled with lemons because everyone has a lemon tree. It works for me because I never need to buy any lemons.
I got this sunflower from a friend a while ago. I like it’s happy smiley face, and yellow is a happy colour. It’s moved around a fair bit but it’s current home is hanging on the underside of our coffee table. It’s been a long week and I’m glad it’s Friday tomorrow.