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First Bloom

Wowee… I’ve been so inundated with work and life, that it’s been quite difficult to find the time and energy to blog as of late, but I’m still here!

There’s a heap of things I want to share and blog about but before I get to them proper, I wanted to pop in to say hello and give a quick update on what makes me super excited every morning.

My balcony garden and the hope that something magic has happened overnight.

Like a new flower blooming. A seed sprouting. A vegetable growing. The littlest things, but the most incredible.

True story: I’ve been trying to grow anemones and ranunculi for what seems like forever and haven’t been successful in producing any blooms for many months now.

I nearly gave up. Sure I’ve got leaves and foliage in abundance but not a single bloom! That is… up until this morning. I present to you the first bloom!!

Gardening lesson of the year? Patience and persistence does pay off!

Pray tell, what have you been growing? And what gets you excited first thing in the morning?

Blue Mountains: Flower Power

// This post first appeared on Les Deux - my previous blog //

On the final day of our recent Blue Mountains trip, we visited the Botanic Gardens in Mount Tomah on the way back to Sydney which was AMAZING to say the least! My opinion here is probably quite biased given the fact that (a) I love flowers, (b) I love taking photos, and above all (c) I LOVE taking photos of flowers.

We spent about 2-3hrs here including eating lunch at the café which had delicious food but awfully slow service. Anyway words here definitely don’t do the flowers justice, so I’ll keep it short and snappy.

Enjoy the photos, hopefully just as much as I had a blast taking them. This is the last edition of the Blue Mountains trip - next up I’ll finally blog about the week that was San Francisco!

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