Botanical Gardens

Our son John and his family are having a short holiday in Tassie from the Blue Mountains, NSW, where they live.  Today, the boys – father, son and grandson – had a boys day out, visiting Entrance Cave with the Mystery Creek running through it, and came home very wet, either from the foul weather or paddling in the creek, or both.

This is the entrance to the cave looking back outside – looks pretty wet in there with water dripping from cracks in the ceiling. Photo taken by Ted of course.

The sun might have been shining, but the day was bitterly cold with the wind coming straight off the mountain snow, fresh falls all over southern Tasmania.

And one happy little Millie with her Nan having a girls day out with her mum Julia,

visiting the Royal Tasmanian Botanical Gardens in Hobart to see the spring blossoms on show.  The annual Tulip Festival will be happening in the next week or so, and the beds of massed tulips and other spring flowers was bright and colourful.

The Japanese Garden had a couple of brilliant flowering cherries at the entrance to the garden, and just inside the gate, near the pond was this young family of ducks.

and over by the historic arch were these magnificent rhododendrons.

Tomorrow I am off to do a workshop with Marie-Therese Wisnioski – In pursuit of art cloth: discharging dye workshop.  I have been looking forward to doing a workshop with Marie-Therese for a long time.  I’ll have lots to report after the weekend is over.

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