October is the perfect time to visit the Botanic gardens in Canberra…
Canberra has had very good winter rainfall, and now, at last, all the plants have sprung into life.
Recently we took a guided tour of the Gardens, called ”Breakfast with the birds”.
It was absolute magic to be able to stroll around the grounds of the Botanical Gardens in the warm early morning sunlight, before the gates were open to the public.
This was followed by a delicious breakfast in the café. A great way to start the day.
No wonder they are such busy birds. In spring they whiz about our gardens like streaks of light…my neighbour says it is like being in a Star Wars movie sometimes.
This Wattle Bird has a nest just above her head in the Banksia bush.
The ever alert Currawong is in the same bush…waiting..
(I’m pleased to say two Wattle Birds chased it away a few seconds later)
I love looking out for birds, but the colourful native plants were the scene stealers on this day..
The Proteas (Waratahs) look wonderful alongside the ghostly white eucalyptus tree.
And here are more Grevilleas and other spring flowers.
I hope you are enjoying your plants, gardens and green spaces in whatever part of the world you call home…
I’d love to know if you have a favourite amongst your own plants.
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