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FOTD #5: Ballarat Kangaroos Hedge Their Bets on Red Begonias

This month, since #TreeSquares is over I decided to post to Cee’s Flower of the Day Challenge (FOTD).  Like Becky B, Cee offers us the freedom to post every day or when we feel like it.  I made the mistake of classifying my trees as flowers for about half the month last month. So this month – no trees. (maybe) Cee’s FOTD challenge accepts gardens, leaves and berries as well as flowers.

As I swirled through my forested universe last month I came in touch again with my Australian trip. This month I’ll revisit only the flowers I photographed in Ballarat, Melbourne, Healesville Sanctuary and Queensland. Sometimes I might combine my post with another challenge I am doing, but I may just post one photo a day. I’ve never done that, so I’ll see how it goes.

August 5 Ballarat Botanical Gardens

LAPC #159 Post Cards

Hi Sweetie Pie, Wish you had come with me. We had a great day here in the Botanical Gardens today. A bit different than foggy Woodlake here. The temperatures are easily in the 90s. Carol and Mandy are smart to cover their arms in the intense Australian sun, but if I did they’d drip off me.

MMP

Submitted to Ana for LAPD #159 Postcards. I made this fun post card in Canva.

Ballarat Botanical Gardens Robert Clark Conservatory
Ballarat Botanical Gardens Robert Clark Conservatory
Ballarat Botanical Gardens Robert Clark Conservatory

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  1. It is so lovely to see you taking a trip down memory lane, Marsha. So lovely to hear you visited Victoria, Australia – my state. Ballarat isn’t too far from me and I remember visiting it a few years ago. I went to the Ballarat Botanical Gardens and it is lovely to see it again through your lens. Lovely shot of the kangaroo hedges. Looked like a lovely sunny day too.

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Hi, I'm Marsha Ingrao, a retired educator and wife of a retired realtor. My all-consuming hobby is blogging and it has changed my life. My friends live all over the world. In November 2020, we sold everything and retired to the mile-high desert of Prescott, AZ. We live less than five miles from the Granite Dells, four lakes, and hundreds of trails with our dog, Kalev, and two cats, Moji and Nutter Butter. Vince's sister came with us and lives close by. Every day is a new adventure.

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