Sunday, May 03, 2009


I had a late night last night so I started the day with a lazy sort of morning, a sleep-in, a bit of interwebs cruising, a coffee... all rather sedentary activities. Late morning I popped my head outside and got a pleasant surprise. Today was beautiful! Sunny, mild, less "Autumn" and more "Spring".

So I kicked my butt into, well not exactly high gear but out of 'park' anyway, and climbed out of the gravitational well of the sofa. I decided to take a wander with my camera at lunchtime, making my way slowly to The Courthouse Hotel for pub knitting at 2pm.

Look. At. This. I'm sorry, Autumn? Look at these showstoppers! These attention seeking show-offs! Clearly they are meant to be blooming at this time of year, which is actually Autumn, but whatever.

Right around the corner from these was a shady wall covered with grape vines, grape vines that were covered in leaves turning russet reds and and dark browns. Which I tried to make some nice pics out of, and they were quite beautiful, but my heart just wasn't in it. Not compared with the hot pink fireworks. No contest.


Ur-spo said...

it remains odd to read for me to read about autumn thoughts just as we are prepping for summer/turning on the AC.
i must must must go to Australia some day.

jason said...!

micky said...

Hi i was a contestant on sticky moments some years ago . ive never lived it down ,in fact i came out to my family on a camp tv show .anyway ive got a copy of the show iwas on , i can maybe send youn a copy. im the one in ripped jeans and dms ,i came second ,should have won.mick manchester england

mrpeenee said...

Yeah, micky, congratulations, whatever.

Anyway, back to the spectacular flowers. What are they? Mums? Dahlias?

Michael Guy said...

OOH...these lovelies literally burst off the page. Or screen as it were.


The Other Andrew said...

Peener, I think they're a fancy varietal of Gerbera daisies(?)

Tall and Handsome said...

Might be - or one of the lesser known groups of Dahlia. I learnt a lot about dahlia's during my time in Armidale. There was this guy who used to win all the prizes every yr at the annual ahow & he had many different types - many I had never encountered before

LaDivaCucina said...

Very pretty, I think they are some kind of zinnia actually.

mrpeenee said...

I think Diva must be right, certainly they're the right colors for Zinnias.