Rabbit spotted in Chinese Garden of Friendship, Sydney
Red hot pokers are a childhood favourite of mine. I was pleasantly surprised to learn from Wikipedia that they are known by other names; excerpt below:
Kniphofia also called tritoma, red hot poker, torch lily, knofflers or poker plant, is a genus of flowering plants in the family Asphodelaceae, first described as a genus in 1794. It is native to Africa. All plants produce spikes of upright, brightly colored flowers well above the foliage, in shades of red, orange and yellow, often bicoloured. The flowers produce copious nectar while blooming and are attractive to bees. In the New World they may attract sap-suckers such as hummingbirds and New World orioles.
Wintertime in Sydney is great for cut flowers. We have been enjoying the intoxicating scent of oriental lilies for a couple of weeks now.
Beneath a hedge
Beyond leaf litter and bark
Draped over twigs
The blue tinsel-tousle dwells
A dear friend gave us a yellow notepad with the above quote when we left the UK. Since 1998 it has moved with us from home to home six times, preserved in amongst other special mementos.
In the last year it has had pride of place on the fridge; remaining even though all of the pages have been used.
Duck on a rock, Chinese Garden of Friendship, Sydney.
Chinese Garden of Friendship, Sydney.
Gnarled jacaranda tree, Petersham Park.
Morning light breaches the UTS.
Buses halt in line, wait to disgorge
Passengers, to go about their day.
Central Park plants are poised to partake
Today of the sun’s life giving rays.
The poetry of people and place.