Saturday, January 2, 2010

White Flowers and My Tree

High up amongst the branches

New leaf tips on Angophora Costata ... Smooth Barked Apple gum

Lemon Scented Tea Tree ... this has the most delightful lemon fragrance

November Lily ... a plump bee has already been here collecting pollen

Mandevilla 'Swan Lake'

24 comments:

puerileuwaite said...

When and how does one tell a bee that it has had enough? Maybe it is time for an "Insect Intervention".

HLiza said...

But flowers will be lonely without bees! Ha ha ha..nice pictures and scenery you got there Dianne..

dianne said...

Well Puggles my sweet, that may be difficult to achieve without getting stung...whichever bee has been to this lily is heavily laden with pollen and looks as if it has been doing a fertility dance. :) ♡

dianne said...

Thanks dear HLiza , yes I have many bees in my garden, exotic and native bees, they love my flowers.
Some photos were taken in December and somehow the 'greens' dont look as vibrant as they were which is a shame. ♡

ANNA-LYS said...

Lovely post!

Happy New Year, my friend!!!

<3

Ruela said...

Happy New Year!

Diane said...

Happy New Year, Dianne!! Hope you're feeling much, much better!! xo

J Cosmo Newbery said...

Very calming. How do bees get plump?

dianne said...

Thanks Anna dear, I'm pleased you liked my post.

Happy New Year, dear friend!!!

And a big ((Bear Hug)) for you as well. ;-) ♡

dianne said...

Thank you Ruela dear, same to you my friend, I have left a greeting for you at your blog. xo ♡

dianne said...

Thanks Diane dear,
yes I am feeling a lot better, I just have to take better care of myself.

Happy New Year to you and Ryan, I hope this year is very special for you and brings you the happiness you both deserve. xo ♡

dianne said...

Pleased you liked the pictures dear J Cosmo ... I don't know how the bees get plump as they work so hard but they are all fairly rounded here apart from the native bees which are quite small. xo ♡

foam said...

pretty! pretty!
i woke up too ewwwwwwwwwwarly. it's 4:30 am here. yawwwwwwn ..
i think i'll march myself back to bed .. :)
xo

dianne said...

Thanks Foamy dear, yes 4.30am is way too early, hope you went back to bed for the rest of your sleep. ♡
I haven't been sleeping very well so got up at 6am this morning, the clouds in the sky outside my window looked so pretty and it was very hot so I went outside to sit in the cool and have my coffee... 85% humidity and hot, but this afternoon we had a storm and lots of rain.
I took the top three photos this morning about 6.45am, you can see how gray the ski is and can almost see the humidity in the top photo, the air was misty.
I want to get some better photos when the sun is shining. :) xo ♡

ANNA-LYS said...

It's white here as well
very much snow and strong
sunshine, but cold
it's a flowery of light :-D

dianne said...

I'm sure it is beautiful dear Anna how pretty the snow would look with the sun shining.
The only white here is my flowers, the clouds and that mist this morning, I would love some 'cold'. :) xo ♡

Shweta Tiwari said...

nice pictures Dianne..

phd in yogurtry said...

This is the first time I've ever seen a Tea Tree. You've got some gorgeous blooms surrounding you.

Mayden' s Voyage said...

Happy New Year :) My very best to you for 2010 ♥
My lilies are just coming up now, wich is proper in this part of the world, and they will bloom in late May- the week of my b-day. They are my favorite flower and it warms my heart on this frigid day to see such beauty in your part of the world. Consider me blessed just to know you can see them ♥

laughingwolf said...

happy 2010, dianne...

dianne said...

Thanks Shweta dear, I'm pleased that you liked them. ♡

dianne said...

Thanks for visiting phd , yes I have some beautiful trees, foliage and flowers in my garden.
The lemon-scented tea tree 'Leptospermum Petersonii' is so delightful with its pretty white flowers and the leaves give off a strong lemon fragrance as they contain citral and citronellal. They can be made into tea that gives off a wonderful aroma or can be mixed with other tea varieties.
It is one of my favourite small trees in my garden. ♡

dianne said...

Thank you dear Mayden
Happy New Year to you too my friend, I see you must have seen my wishes to you, I hope you have a better year as well.
My lilies were late in flowering this year probably because it has been so dry and we have had water restrictions, they look so pretty when they are all out in flower and bud at the same time, their pretty flower heads bright in the sunshine and their perfume is amazing when you catch it on the breeze.
I'm pleased that my little post of flowers could warm and bless you on your chilly day in anticipation of your own lilies when they flower in May...flowers always lift my spirits, there is so much beauty whether they are in bud or have fully blossomed. xo ♡

dianne said...

Thank you dear laughingwolf
I hope you have a wonderful 2010 as well...looking forward to looking at more of your cute 'kitteh' posts, they are so cute. xo ♡