July 25, 2012 at 10:37 pm | Posted in Australia, Gardens, Nature | 4 Comments
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I stayed at my sister’s house for a month  so I could care for Dad. He is ninety-one years old, blind, lives alone, and has Alzheimer’s.  My sister is Dad’s primary carer, but was away with her husband, doing missionary work in Tanzania. They were setting up micro-banks in remote villages, so the people there can set up their own small money-making projects.

I was at her house over May and June, which is early winter here in Australia. The poinsettia in the front garden was in full brilliant colour. 

One day, after a rain shower, I grabbed my camera to capture the brilliant colour and the lovely water drops.


Beauty is everywhere!

(c) Linda Visman


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  1. Agree with you, Linda, beauty is everywhere, even in the most dark places. It’s a belief that keeps me sane. Just love the shots of the Poinsettias.

    • Thanks, Don. Nature has so much beauty, and it is wonderful to be open to it always. It really gladdens the heart. 🙂

  2. Poinsettias are delightful! I have a couple of red ones in the front garden. They also grew in the garden of my childhood home.

    • I love the vibrancy of the red leaves, they certainly challenge flowers.
      I was disappointed when I went to my sister’s place a few months later to find the poinsettia gone :-(.

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