Sunday, 31 May 2009


Tomorrow sees the first day of Winter for us Aussie girls.
Time to bring out all those Winter woolies.
Let us hope for some rain here in Victoria
as our water storage level is down to 26.3%.
This morning we have beautiful blue skies and sunshine.
Thought I would just stroll around the garden
and see what is still around.

Not a bunch of coconuts
but a bunch of lemons
Love the colour of this ajuga

Iceberg Rose

Iceberg Rose

The thrip are loving this rosebud

Pretty camellia

Love looking deep into blooms

Pierre De Ronsard

I just love the shapes

Camellia bud with an ant on it

Primula by my back door

Hope you enjoyed checking my flowers
before Winter comes visiting tomorrow


Kerryanne @ Shabby Art Boutique said...

Alison, your winter garden looks lovely and inviting. I love primulas - they always look so cheery.

Bbrrrr.... can't believe tomorrow is the first day of winter. I'll be eagerly counting the days until spring blooms again.
Stay warm,

cherished*vintage said...

Hi Alison!
I can't believe how gorgeous your garden is with winter coming tomorrow. That blue sky in your pics is beautiful. I'm absolutely loving the Pierre De Ronsard - so pretty!!!

Gail McCormack said...

Beautiful Photos Alison!! Your garden must be lovely

To be quite honest I thought it was winter - woops!!

Beverly said...

Alison, thank you for visiting my blog and Pink Saturday. I am so glad it led me back here to you.

Your photos are fantastic. I am a true lover of blooms, too.

I wrote this post related to camellias over a year ago that you might enjoy.

Lola Enchanted said...

What beautiful flowers! And, I will be doing a rain dance for you!!!!! It's almost summer here in the states!

Victoria - Florence and Mary said...

Lovely sights from your garden Alison.

Victoria xx

Teresa @ Grammy Girlfriend said...

Great pictures....Just blog hopping today and enjoyed reading your glad to find it.

I am posting on our Disney trip so hope you will stop by. Also, the June giveaway starts today...all comments left in June will be in the drawing for the "June Card Box"! You will have to go down a few posts to read about the monthly giveaway. Happy Sunday!

Unknown said...

Thanks for dropping by Alison, and I wish I could send you down all of this rain, we have had more than enough, my flowers have collapsed and drowned!Your garden must be a sight for sore eyes, those camellias are scrumptious!

Susan Tuttle said...

Thank you for taking me on a tour of your beautiful gardens -- so lovely! It is hard to believe tomorrow is your first day of winter after seeing all of those summery blooms:)

bluemuf said...

Beautiful captures Alison.

Hugs karen

The Pink Poodle said...

dear alison....your photos are stunning...
the flowers are awesome..
and I cannot believe it is winter..

still not really cold yet...(but I am always feeling HOT at this age!!)...

just hope we get some rain..

xx andrea..

Anna Rosa Designs said...

Hi Alison,
Oh, the photo's of your garden are fantastic.

Some great resource photo's for paintings in this lot.

Lori said...

Alison, your garden looks gorgeous...not a bit like it looks here right before winter...your winter looks like my spring...thanks SO much for your kind words to me:) you are so sweet and i do appreciate it!!!

Unknown said...

I love that it's your first day of winter and you still have all of those blooms! Jen

shabbyscraps said...

oh, I just bought this rose, Iceberg! So pretty to see what it will look like!
lovely post!
xoxo, Tiffany

Anonymous said...

Just as our summer blows in!

Natasha Burns said...

You have a beautiful garden Alison! When do you prune your Pierre de Ronsard? Is yours a climber?

Anonymous said...

ohh lala such eye candy!! Its so crazy its 90 something here and your having winter there! Just blows my mind! hehe I am hosting a swap maybe yo should join so you can enjoy summer some more! hehe big mermaid hugs


Unknown said...

Wow, winter already? You have such gorgeous flowers and lemons still. How is that possible? Before winter here inthe states, we have autumn weather that pretty much sees all of the pretties wither away. I hope you have some rain soon. It is always fun changing seasons. You camelia is gorgeous, by the way. When I lived down south in NC I had a gorgeous bush full of that color camelias. Thank you for sharing your pretty garden.
How cool is it there right now?

Kristin said...

Thank for visiting my blog. Happy winter to you!

Birds of a Feather said...

hi alison ~

your summer blooms, and lemons, are gorgeous! i'm so glad we are heading into summer here, it was a looong tough winter (past.)

bundle up and stay warm ~
xo heidi

Laura said...

The ajuga takes my breath away. Happy Winter. We, of course, are edging our way into Summer, not one of my favorite seasons. I almost envy you.

Reflections from the Stone Nest said...

I love all your flowers, Alison. Just can't get enough of that kind of beauty!

Have a wonderful day,

Anonymous said...

Your flowers are so beautiful. Hard to believe winter is coming for you. We're having a very rainy week as we head into spring.

Unknown said...

Your photographs are gorgeous Alison. It must be so different weather in Australia. When the first day of winter arrives, all of the flowers are dead. This garden is spectacular.

I love winter, but it is sad to say goodbye to flowers in the garden.


vicki archer said...

Hello from a very warm part of the world - your flowers are lovely and I too have icebergs and Pierre de Ronsard flowering.... but it's spring. xv

rochambeau said...

Hi Alison,
Can't believe it is your winter. It's fun to see your neck of the woods! Your garden is beautiful.
Please send all the cold weather you can spare over to us in Texas!!

Thank you for stopping by today. You brightened my day.


Lori said...

Oh Alison, winter already! Our summer begins June 21st! But you did have those glorious days when over here it was one degree! So guess we even out! Love,Lori

lily-g said...

I'm looking forward to the cooler weather and getting stuck into my garden a beautiful post x

My Pink & Cream Cottage said...

Hey Alison so did you finally get any of the rain that was headed down south??? Hard to believe we are into our first month of Winter the year is just going by so fast.... Love your Pierre De Ronsard roses can almost smell them from here....
Hope you are enjoyng the long weekend

Lyn xxx

Gabriela said...

Hello Alison,

These are fabulous photos!

~ Gabriela ~

Unknown said...

Such gorgeous images! Love your roses - beautiful.
Hope you did get some rain this weekend - we've had lots here in SA, thank goodness.

BittersweetPunkin said...

Beautiful photos! I do hope you get your rain, here near Seattle it seems like we get MORE than our fair share. I'd gladly send some your way if I could.


Porchlight Interiors said...

You have a beautiful range of roses in your garden. I wish mine looked like that. The lemons lok great too.

Sherry said...

Your winter pictures are always so beautiful..........but I'm so glad it's finally summer here. Winter seemed unbearably long this year and I am so glad to have ours behind us!

I really love your photos!!

Raven's Rest Studio, Jennifer Conway said...

Beautiful flowers - I can smell them from here! (Vancouver, Canada)