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.

Saturday, September 28, 2013

Spring in our back yard.

When Ken first took the bandage off his eye after the cataract surgery, one of the first things he saw was a purple flower in the front garden, and he remarked on the clarity and brightness of the colour. It struck me at that time what a coincidence it was that so many of the spring flowering plants in our yard are purple, mauve and pink shades.
Ken was looking at a Cineraria when he made that comment, but I haven't included a photo of that.
Here are the others:  Native Hibiscus
Native Mint Bush
Native Orchid
Not purple, but a gorgeous little shrub that I planted last year and this the first time it has flowered - it is called Jacobinia Firefly.
And this as you will all know is a Cymbidium orchid. We've had these in three pots for many years and they rarely flower, but this year they all sprouted a stunning display.

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