Shadow Shot Sunday: Circularity in Red

This week’s shadow shot is from a lovely garden owned by a local artist, Jasmine Jan (check out her amazing paintings).

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I love the vivid red contrasting with the shadows and the sharp lines of the leaves.

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Around the Darwin Garden Expo

Here are some shots of scenes around the Garden Expo in Darwin.

Have I mentioned that the Top End has a croc obsession? Seeing a large freshwater croc is an obsession for most tourists, and some have paid with their lives unfortunately. This large garden croc is attention-getting for a  display but why would you want this in your garden?

These lampshades are eye-catching and either the same or similar to ones used during the Darwin Festival,also in the Botanic Gardens.

Using the Northern Territory as a dump for nuclear waste is hotly debated.

Recycling as art.

 

Some of the community gardens art displays.

These ladies from the Larrakia Nation gave me permission to photograph them preparing to weave baskets. The Larrakia people are the traditional owners of the land on which Darwin is situated. It has become common practice to acknowledge this at the commencement of public speeches or conferences in Darwin.

 

Orchid flamboyance

At the recent Garden Expo I took these photos of some magnificent orchids which were for sale by Jenny’s Orchid Garden, at Howard’s Springs just south of Darwin. If you find yourself in Darwin on holidays then it’s worth a look. I may yet overcome my reluctance to be a destroyer of orchids, and give them another try. Aren’t they beautiful and flamboyant?

 

Sunny days

On a morning walk near our place I came across this shrub with beautiful sunny flowers. Doesn’t it look cheerful? It looks a bit like a gerbera but it isn’t.