Saturday, 9 December 2017

Odds and Ends in Emerald.

Never expect to see roses at the Botanic Gardens but there they were all in a row - some didn't look real healthy but others did.


Could hear Kookaburras looked up and there they were.
This one is the Blue Winged Variety.






Was fiddling around trying to get just the centre portion of the blossom in focus, think I achieved!


Above is the huge 23m high Van Gogh replica painting of "Sunflower" situated in Morton Park in Emerald.


Crochet I do when travelling, made 6 rugs this past winter in the tropics of Australia.

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  1. Very nice post, Margaret!!
    You are very talented!!
    : ))

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    1. They are beautiful birds, we used to have a couple sit on our clothes line years ago - but haven't heard of seen one here at home for years.

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  3. Preciosas flores acompañadas de un bello pájaro.

    Muy bien tejida esa labor de la última foto. me gusta la combinación de colores.

    Besos

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    1. Thanks regarding my crochet, that is just one rug or blanket.
      Personally I love roses especially with perfume.

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  4. A post just bursting at the seams with some of my favourite things. Thank you. Love the kookaburra, and that Van Gogh reproduction is brilliant.

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    1. Pleased you liked :)
      Was hard to take photo of Van Gogh because sun was in the wrong place :) or I chose the wrong time to take photo.

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  5. Lindas imagens e o crochet tem cores lindíssimas. Bom fim de semana.

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  6. The second kooka photo is very good. Queensland is really moving on from the big pineapple and big banana with a big Van Gogh.

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    1. Always big things to be seen somewhere Andrew, it's a big country :)
      Thanks re kookaburra photo.

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  7. Van Gogh in Emerald............original for sure.
    Good shot of the Kookaburra - I wonder if a Joe Blake is in view.
    Looks pretty intense.
    Cheers
    Colin

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    1. Thanks re kookaburra, no Joe Blake's about, well didn't see any.

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    1. Thanks. Keep you nice and warm in winter those rugs, that one is wool mostly with a bit of acrylic.

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  9. That's a lovely rug. I like the kookaburra, we called them kingfishers when I was little.

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    1. Oh of course, kingfishers, you know I had forgotten all about that - thanks for the reminder.
      Thanks re rug.

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  10. Olá, as foto são belas, mas rainha é a rosa que é linda, está excelentemente fotografada.
    Feliz fim de semana,
    AG

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    1. Thank you. I like taking photos of roses, they are always different.

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  11. Great photos of the Rose & cherry blossom!
    Love your crochet blankets!

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  12. I am in love with the Kookaburra, brilliant bird. Beautiful rugs, lovely.

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    1. Thanks Bob, I wished I could have got closer when I tried they flew off..need a longer lens :)

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  13. You brought back memories for me today. Kookaburra sits in the old gum tree... is a childhood song that was a popular one we sang in grade school. Thanks for the memories.

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    1. Oh, how lovely you remembered and was good memories - sometimes it just takes one thing to help us remember the old days :)

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  14. Fabulous photos, Margaret...thank you for sharing. :)

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  15. Loved your crochet my friend!

    rose is my most fav flower ,this one is pretty!

    blooming tree is best to find around ,we have here less

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