Patra's Other Place

I started out with Patra's Place, primarily dedicated to my linen collection and stitching projects. But I kept getting side-tracked, so I decided to create Patra's Other Place for anything not related to embroidery topics. So you now have a choice. If you are interested in me, read this. If you only want to see my linen and stitching, visit Patra's (original) Place! (Please note that by clicking on any of the photos, they will be enlarged to fill your computer screen.)

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Location: Melbourne, Vic., Australia

I am married to Ken. We have no children except a cat and a collection of Australian parrots, finches, canaries and a dozen hens.

Wednesday, November 01, 2006


This gorgeous cactus has even more flowers on it right now - I just needed to finish the film, otherwise I would have waited another week. A friend gave me one single frond of this about 20 years ago. I planted it in a pot and forgot about it for a few years. One day I happened to notice that it had grown twice the size and was sprouting some flowers! My girlfriend saw it a few years later and was amazed. "I had one of those, but it died", she said. I told her mine was one of her plant's offspring, and gave her a frond, which is now growing nicely but nowhere as big as this one yet!
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Blogger Maggie Ann said...

It is so nice to share plants like you did, it makes them even more special, doesn't it. I love the cactus blooms...they remind me of Christmas candy for some reason..smile.

Saturday, 04 November, 2006  

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