Bernadette (Zone 11 Australia)
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A Touch Of Blue ... Yes, This Really Is A MOTH!

Posted on September 16, 2011 at 7:43pm 12 Comments

When I spotted this lovely creature in the garden the other day, I promptly went off googling ‘butterflies’ and couldn’t come up with a match. I was thinking ... colourful, scalloped wings ... butterfly, right!  Uh, uh! Thankfully my hubbie suggested I should search for a moth instead ……


Cyclone Number 3 Was A Doozy!

Posted on February 12, 2011 at 11:00pm 3 Comments

Some of you may be aware that Queensland, Australia has had its fair share of significant weather events already this year.  2011 has started with flooding across three-quarters of my home state and possibly the largest ever cyclone to cross our coast.


I live in the north of Queensland and whilst our area missed the flooding, we did indeed experience part of Cyclone Yasi's wrath!  For further reading of just what it was like to be caught up in the path of the massive Category…


Queensland Under Water!

Posted on January 9, 2011 at 6:22pm 19 Comments

Queensland is my home state and right now Mother Nature is not being very kind to our wonderful corner of the world.  The flooding that has occurred here is one of the worst disaster's in our state's history!  It will take quite some time to recover from the devastation.


Here's a link to my Mosaic Monday post with some images of the flooding across half my state.…


Gazanias ... little rays of sunshine in my Downunder garden.

Posted on January 2, 2011 at 10:41pm 3 Comments


It's Summer here Downunder and our 'wet' season has started with a bang!   During December, which is the first month of our Summer, we experienced weeks of showery rain with thunderstorms,…

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At 6:46am on January 16, 2012, Heather Jones said…

Hi Bernadette.  I've just been enjoying your photos.  That moth is incredible.  Fabulous photo.  

At 1:36pm on January 4, 2012, lillian turner said…

Hello Bernadette thankyou so much for the xmas card it is was too late to send one back , I will pop some broms in the post for you in the next week. I hope you had a lovely christmas ours was a quite affair at my sisters. I have family coming down in feb for another wedding. They are flying and hiring a car down here. But that depends on the rain and if they can get out at that time hopefully there will be no flooding up there.

At 12:56am on October 21, 2011, Flower Girl said…
I wondered about the colors in the fall there. sorry to hear you don't have them.. make the trip here.. :o}  Thanks for the nice comment.
At 7:24pm on October 19, 2011, Melissa Clark - Texas, 8b said…
So it's a night bloomer? Huh. Your native plants in Australia are sooo pretty!
At 8:13pm on October 18, 2011, Melissa Clark - Texas, 8b said…
Wonderful pictures, Bernadette! You have some very interesting & beautiful plants! I'm in awe of your Lily collection! They're stunning! What is the flower in your profile picture?

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