Wednesday, February 22, 2012

Today in my Garden

Cardamon Ginger leaves, Maidenhair Species and Clivea Leaves.


Protea, Bottlebrush with tiny white brush flowers, Dietes Bicolour

Gardenia Florida, May Bush and Autumn Crocus (Zephyranthes Candida)


A mix of green leaves
Grevillea species, Westringia Fruiticosa, Apple Gum and Banksia Ericifolia

The top photo was the shot of the day, it may be a little out of focus as it was an 'action' shot. These plants grow at the side of my carport. I was leaning over on the wooden railing to get a good photo and because of its age the railing decided to give way. Over and down I went, still holding onto to my cell-phone camera, the camera is OK but I am not. Winded, grazed and bruised, no broken bones thankfully. Ouch!!! Good that I had my phone, I had to call for help. :-)
Please enlarge photos... ♥

42 comments:

Joop Zand said...

Sounds not so good Dianne....wish you all the best.

Kisses, Joop

dianne said...

Hartelijk dank voor uw attente wensen lieve Joop , ik zal wel goed, geen botten gebroken.
kusjes
xoxoxo ♡

Mirthe Duindam said...

What a beautiful green and flowers!
Wishing you all the best for soon health.
Warm greetings, Mirthe

Antonio Machado said...

Hello Dianne,
very beautiful garden. Garden is life!
A hug

Leovi said...

I love these plants, your garden must be beautiful. I like the photos.
Besos.

JUAN FUENTES said...

Amiga Dianne.Por suerte de tu pequeño batacazo,no te quedarán señales,solamente los moretones,y esos se curan muy pronto.
Tu amor a los libros te hacen pasar momentos muy agradables,y muchas veces te hacen viajar sin salirte de tu domicilio.
Un fuerte abrazo

dianne said...

Thank you dear Mirthe, for your thoughtful words, yes there are many shades of green in my garden.
I will be alright in a few days. :)
Many thanks, Dianne.
xoxoxo ♡

dianne said...

Thank you dear Antonio , yes a Garden is Life and mine gives me so much enjoyment, new life every day.
A hug
xoxoxo ♡

dianne said...

Thank you dear Leovi , for your kind comment, yes, parts of my garden are really beautiful.
Besos.
xoxoxo ♡

dianne said...

Amigo Juan , muchos golpes, contusiones, sí que se curará pronto. Me encanta todo tipo de libros, obras de no ficción, historia, arte, botánica, viajes, lugares que espero visitar un día.
No, yo no salgo de la casa tan a menudo como me gustaría.
Un cálido abrazo
xoxoxo ♡

Rahul Bhatia said...

A lovely garden! Take care n get well!

/t. said...

you are
love personified

<3

puerileuwaite said...

So far I have spotted no illegal crops. So good job, and carry on.

~*Princesa Fiona*~ said...

Such beautiful photos, Dianne! As always, you teach me something new about plants, here :-)

I'm so sorry to know that you fell but I chuckled with your sense of humour about the cell phone! That's the spirit!

Please take good care of yourself. I'm glad there weren't any broken bones.

Much Love + Extra hugs :-) ♥

J Cosmo Newbery said...

Glad you are on the mend; not so happy that it happened in the first place.

dianne said...

Thank you dear Rahul , yes it is a lovely garden. I will take more care and get well. :)
xoxoxo ♡

dianne said...

Thank you dear /t., that is such a sweet thing to say.
Ruth and your girls are very fortunate to have such a lovely man as you in their lives.

xoxoxo ♡

dianne said...

Oh Pugsly my sweet I don't have any illegal crops growing in my garden, only perfumed leaves and flowers, so you can relax and stop worrying. :)
xoxoxo ♡

dianne said...

Thank you dear Fiona , I am happy that you liked my plant photos, I could not think of the name of the 'bottlebrush',I want to plant some more of those as they are so pretty.

It was fairly sad really, I had 'winded' myself, I fell face down and hurt myself so much I made three attempts at getting myself upright, only to fall over again. I was shaking and in tears from the shock, I never dreamed that the wood was so loose. I sat there feeling completely helpless, wondering how on earth I could get up.
My son has MS, I am his career, he would not have been capable of helping me so I called a friend, he was very kind and helpful.
I never lose my sense of humour,when I told him what had happened we both hoped that the photo was worth it. Thanks for the hugs, but gently please.
Much love to you too. :-)
xoxoxo ♡

Elia said...

A lovely Garden!!
dear Dianne take care please,
my heart is with you!
Wishing you all the best soon!

love
eljardindemiduende ;-)

dianne said...

Thank you dear J Cosmo , for your kind wishes. Yes it was quite an unexpected fall, I should be alright once the bruising, swelling and pain go away.
xoxoxo ♡

dianne said...

Thank you Elia dear friend for your kind and thoughtful wishes, yes I shall be more careful in future.
I am so pleased that you liked my garden, it was a pleasant day yesterday so I thought I would take some photos to share.
Love to you too!
Besos
xoxoxo ♡

sm said...

beautiful photos
no broken bones thats good

Giga said...

Dobrze,że tylko siniaki masz , a nie coś poważniejszego. "Zielone" zdjęcia są ładne, ale nie za taką cenę :-). Pozdrawiam. *** Well, that just bruises you have, and not something more serious. "Green" pictures are nice, but not for this price :-). Yours.

JUAN FUENTES said...

Tus alegres comentários a mis fantasias hacen alegrar mi espíritu,
Un fuerte abrazo

Tiago Braga said...

hey Dianne :D how are you?!
great colors, you have an amazing garden full of greens and great plants :)

The Phosgene Kid said...

only dead grass here.

foam said...

Oh my word! You be careful now, ya hear? I'm so glad nothing is broken.
The photos are quite lovely. Your garden looks lush.

Aguilar Elliot said...

nice garden! and love the quote on your profile!

dianne said...

Thank you sm for your kind comment, I am pleased that you enjoyed the photos.
xoxoxo ♡

dianne said...

Giga dear, thank you for your kind words. Yes, my injuries could have been much worse and not worth it for a photo.
Greetings

Giga drodzy, dziękuję za miłe słowa. Tak, moi urazów mogło być znacznie gorzej i nie warto go na zdjęciu.
pozdrowienia

xoxoxo ♡

dianne said...

Mi amigo Juan , que es bueno, me alegro de que mis comentarios te hacen feliz.
muchos abrazos
xoxoxo ♡

JUAN FUENTES said...

Amiga dianne.Que seria de este mundo tan materializado sin los poetas y los visionários,ellos nos alegran la vida,unos con sus verdades y otros con sus fantasias literarias
Un fuerte abrazo

dianne said...

Hey dear Tiago , thank you for your kind words, I have felt better but I will be all mended in a few days, I hope.
Yes my garden is filled with many green plants, I love the different greens and the leaf shape and textures.
Your photos today were great!
beijos
xoxoxo ♡

dianne said...

Hello Phossy dear, thank you for stopping by.
At this time of year my grass would normally be half dead and my garden would not be so verdant. We have had so much rain recently and all is green.
I hope you get some good rain soon. :)
xoxoxo ♡

dianne said...

Hello Foamy my little sweet pea. "Oh my word", is right, I said "oh, no" as I went hurtling to the ground wondering momentarily what my fate would be.
Well I soon found out, ouch! Hurt, completely bewildered,helpless, crying from the pain, thinking about people I love, was this the end, I was in shock.
Apart from my wounds I have completely trashed a section of the garden where I landed, no, the photo was not worth it. :)
The garden is green and lush at present because we have had so much rain, so much better than the threat of bushfires.
Thank you for your kind words.
xoxoxo ♡

dianne said...

Thank you Aguilar Elliot for your kind comment; yes, that is a great quote but sometimes when you are waiting for too long and dancing you can get awfully wet. :)
xoxoxo ♡

dianne said...

Estimado amigo Juan , que es tan cierto, la literatura que leemos, el arte que admiramos, nuestras fantasías y los sueños son mucho más importantes que las cosas materiales de la vida.
muchos abrazos
xoxoxo ♡

chickory said...

ouch!! but you got the shot so that is what is important. grrherhahaha. I fell down in red rocks and held my camera up...now I have a nice black bruise on my hip. isnt nature photography fun!? love your yard and pics, as always.

Laura Jannika said...

How great to see green! It is still snowy here........Sniff a flower for me today

dianne said...

Thanks dear chickory, yes nature photography is fun if we don't fall and injure ourselves. I hope your bruised hip is healing, my bruises are all over the place and are changing colour.
I'm happy that you like my yard and pics, all worth it. :)
xoxoxo ♡

dianne said...

Thanks Laura dear, yes, plenty of shades of green to see here...and yes I shall sniff a flower for you.
Hopefully your Springtime will arrive soon.
xoxoxo ♡