A Stormy Aspect

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A Stormy Aspect

Postby Patricia » Wed Nov 22, 2006 4:03 pm

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A few late afternoon pics of my garden ...with a storm brewing in the background (let's hope some rain comes from it) :wink:
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Postby Pam » Wed Nov 22, 2006 4:05 pm

let's hope some rain comes from it


Indeed! They're lovely shots, as always Patricia. :D

I particularly like the first one. I do miss my shastas, I must plant some more one of these days!
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Postby Patricia » Wed Nov 22, 2006 4:14 pm

Thanks Pam I have always loved the shasta daisy..but have realised lately that I have an allergy to them (red itchy welts)..so I now keep a wide berth from them ...unless I donn two pair gardening gloves!!! in fact I don't even handle them these days even with the gloves....it has taken me years to work out what was causing the allergy!!
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Postby Pam » Wed Nov 22, 2006 4:51 pm

Oh no! :cry:


When I worked as a florist, my boss developed a form of dermatitis that alstroemerias are aparently know to cause - took her years to clear up. I'm always very careful to wash my hands after handling them after having seen what they can do.

Shasta daisies, huh? How horrible for you!
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Postby The Estate » Wed Nov 22, 2006 4:54 pm

Thanks for the pics. Pat. you have a beautiful garden :P
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Postby midgin » Wed Nov 22, 2006 6:37 pm

Lovely shots Patricia... we also had an eerie coloured sky here (Newcastle) this afternoon... a mixture of smoke, dark clouds and whatever... didn't amount to much...a spit of rain...
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Postby tilly » Wed Nov 22, 2006 7:37 pm

lovely pics...we also had the dark sky etc...still waiting for the rain though... :(
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Postby Luzy » Wed Nov 22, 2006 7:38 pm

Beautiful photos, Patricia! :D Apart from that lovely, rich light, I really love how full they are (Y) I'm with Pam on that first one - so lush, and lovely to to look at! :D

But the Shasta allergy - wow! I guess I'm lucky that while I react from a lot of plants, it's only in a small way (except agapanthus :evil: )
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Postby Yani » Wed Nov 22, 2006 9:49 pm

Gorgeous pics, Patricia. Let's hope we will rain soon too!
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Postby midgin » Thu Nov 23, 2006 5:20 am

I think the first photo is my favourite... the white flowers seem to really stand out in the pic.
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Postby midgin » Thu Nov 23, 2006 5:57 am

Just to add to the comment on the strange sky last night (sorry Patricia... I have hijacked your thread) a lot of my plants have very fine soot on them this morning. The smoke/ash etc must have come from the bushfires in the Blue Mountains??
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Postby Patricia » Thu Nov 23, 2006 6:32 am

Thanks everyone..& no we didn't get a drop of rain!!! :cry:
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Postby froglover » Thu Nov 23, 2006 8:41 pm

Just beautiful Patricia! :D I love the roses and the dark sky behind. Sorry it didn't bring you any rain, though. :(
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Postby Comeilotei » Thu Nov 23, 2006 8:44 pm

Beautiful photos Patricia! Loev the first one in particular, great shot of your beautiful garden and the dark sky...

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