On the 2nd of November we went down to Wallington to see our neighbour Annie’s paintings which were on display as part of the Northern Bellarine Arts Trail 2019. It’s a great initiative and given more time we would have visited some of the other artists, but we were taken up admiring Annie and Keith’s wonderful garden. We’ve been a few times now and love the different blooms. Sometimes I’d come home from work and find a bunch left on our front door stop. They are wonderful in vases, lasting for a long time. Here are some of their beautiful plants; proteas, banksias and other exotic things.
And here is a close up of a the leaves – doesn’t seem to be the right word – of my favourite Australian tree, the sheoak. There were lots of these in the mallee where I grew up. They make a beautiful whispering sound in the breeze.
It’s a massive place and an incredible amount of work to keep under control. In addition to these plants there is a big net covered orchard full of fruit trees and vegetables. I didn’t take any long shots that would show the extent of it. But here’s a picture of the beautiful pond, full of water on this visit, which is not always the case. What a lovely vista in a place full of lovely vistas.