We think we have a flame tree in our back garden. The reason we are unsure is that this particular tree hasn’t flowered to our knowledge. The colour is brilliant and I see other flame trees around town in full flower whereas this one is only just starting. Also, our Jacaranda trees aren’t flowering yet!! We must be doing ‘slow gardening’.
This is the tree just starting to bloom Beautiful orange/red blossoms
The buds (aren’t they beautiful?)
This is the bouganvillea growing along side of it.
Shirley and I have motivated each other and worked on our TAST pieces.
This is the stitch for Week 43, Buttonhole cups. (Don’t ask about all the missing weeks of TAST stitches!!)
It was quite enjoyable to do and is a lovely textural stitch. My version is a new flower on the scene called bluecups. VBG . I am looking out of the window at a field of them.
The background is coloured with watercolour pencils and textile medium.
There was smoke all around the city last week as bush and grass fires continued to burn in our region. It made a trip down town feel really spooky. Fortunately, due to the diligence of our fire crews, houses and lives have been saved from these ravaging fires.
In the pipeline I am working on a new blog – same stuff different format.