Camellia Sasanqua, Champagne Sorbet; these are still relatively small, and only planted out this time last year. They promise to make a great hedge in time, with a profusion of flowers now.
Blue Compact Salvias planted out in early summer, have already had their first cut back and starting to re-flower again now in Autumn.
Delicate Linarias come in such a wonderful colour range; reminding me of weeny Snapdragons. These have been good self-seeders too.
Camellia Sasanqua, Jennifer Susan getting ready to open up
You can spot the familiar birdbath which is often shared on Snap Happy Birding when there's some activity snapped up there (see current post for evidence). There's actually another two, one not so visible, earth-coloured and sitting on the ground, and the other is sitting on one of the arbour benches.
Linaria, Fairies Bouquet
Camellia Sasanqua, Beatrice Emily; I think 'pristine' sounds right for this beautiful flower
...taking 'time out' with a coffee, and home-made Anzac Biscuits.
Anzac Day, tomorrow 25th April, is recognized nation-wide in rememberance of all who served their country (Australian, New Zealand Army Corps), during the First World War. Of course we also are acknowledging every participant in World Word II and subsequent wars, thereafter.
My fan-forced oven is pretty fiesty and I bake at around 140 deg. celcius (284 deg. fahrenheit), in about twelve minutes only. Letting the biscuits rest on the tray for five minutes after removing from the oven helps them to crisp some too.
Anzac biscuits, noted for their good keeping, along-with fruit-cakes, were sent to family members serving during the war years.
This recipe has been a long-time favourite, the book was a Christmas gift from my Mum, in 1979.
Tomorrow morning, I will raise the flag in the front garden; pictured on both my blogs - half-mast through to midday, and then fully raised for the remainder of the day.
Notation added 25/4 7.54 am - While the dawn services around the nation were very well attended, unfortunately now, on the east coast of Australia, at least, the weather is stormy. It's black as, outdoors with torrential rain; great bolts of lightning and cracks of thunder. Sadly this will hinder some early morning marches....
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