Friday Flowers in the Nation’s Capital, Canberra

The last two weeks have been occupied with attending Congress 2015 in Canberra and a short holiday with my other half in Sydney. Because I’d been busy blogging about Congress and preparing for my presentations, the Friday Flowers posts on this blog went by the board.

On the grounds of Old Parliament House are the beautiful Rose Gardens.…what a lovely spot they provide for workers to have a tranquil lunch. I particularly like that the European roses are framed by tall gum (eucalyptus) trees. I imagine that in the right season the latticed gazebo/walkway would be smothered in purple wisteria flowers. However it was Autumn in Canberra, although the deciduous trees were just starting to change colour.


IMG_0777 IMG_0780 IMG_0788 IMG_0789I rather liked this old lawn roller which became a piece of garden art – whether it’s in use or not.


And because it’s Canberra and we were on family history “business”, a visit to the Australian War Memorial is, as always, a “must visit”. This month marks the 100th anniversary of the landing at Gallipoli and the legend of the Anzacs so the final image today is a more sober sort of flower: the red poppies with which visitors mark the names of loved ones killed during Australia’s wars.


I hope these flowers have brought sunshine and happiness to your day.

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