On Monday I was banned from all computer work by my fabulous opthalmic surgeon (yes, I know, it was a very hard day, but somehow I survived the long computerless hours!)
One thing that kept me busy was a slow meander around the garden to see what had changed. I'm not what you'd call an enthusiastic gardener; I prefer to leave my garden as natural as possible so I can have the illusion that I'm still in the bush.
This is what I found on my Monday Morning Meander:
|This rather cheeky fellow is a Crested Barbet. They're so ugly they're gorgeous. But they're very noisy especially when tapping holes in tree trunks to make their nests. A crested barbet is monogamous and quite shy.|
|Here he is again, eating the oranges I put out for his breakfast.|
|The gentle primula always brightens up the winter.|
|My cymbidium orchid in full bloom beneath the shelter of the camelia tree|
|Close up of the cymbidium flower|
|A yellow cymbiduim orchid, nestling at the foot of Daphne.|
|A red hot poker is still blooming!|
These bring the tiny sugar birds and a splash of welcome colour to the winter garden.