This might be termed the Good. It is our 'Yesterday, Today & Tomorrow' shrub. It does have another 'proper name' which I am too lazy to look up, at present. It is very attractive- if you like purple & all the colour variations. It also has a very nice perfume.Ours is a little sunstarved, due to the over-hanging Grevillea, previously posted here, on this blog- too lazy to retrieve the post.
The past few days take their toll. I am on my 3rd glass of wine. Hell, I can barely type~ let alone do links!
This might be termed the Bad, or the Optomistic... depending on where you stand. It is a photo of a spider busily weaving some poor critter into it's web. On the other hand, it is an appallingly bad photo, so no harm may be done, regarding arachnophobics. You garden purists, please excuse the 'ugly' succulents. They grow so freely & willingly, we cannot bear to remove them. Plus we do admire their tenacity, & their form. The same applies to the fish fern in the back drop- however we feel no guilt at removing those when, & if, we so desire!!
This next pic is not really the Ugly. It is a shot from down on our lower garden, up into today's grey & weeping sky. The rain was sooo welcome. But not nearly enough! The Grey glowered at us all day. It periodically wept it's feeble tears. Those tears were woefully inadequate. In the grand scheme of things.
This is our roof, our top level palm- a Bandanna. And the fern tree on the left, sprouting it's new leaves, & the Maple on the right with a Draceana in the foreground. Dark? Foreboding? New life, in the fern fronds? New hope?
Perhaps the Ugly here. Twisted trunks. Our pitiful Jacaranda, which this year has graced us with NOT ONE flower!!! Gom has threatened to cut it down. For the past 10 years I have begged for it's life. Does it reward me with blossom??
John Denver, Shanghai Breezes. For Joyce!!