These are a couple of my favourite unconventional Christmas trees, here in Tasmania.
I like this one, where the decorations are on the inside.
This was rather controversial when it appeared last year. But I like the way the sun catches it during the day and the changing colour light effects after dark. People are claiming it this year, adding their own decorations, yarn bombing and taking photos from the inside.
The local cherry season has started. Farm shops are open and the fruits are ripening on the trees.
And they are delicious!
We bought raspberries and “pink eye” new potatoes from the farm too.
I so happy to support local producers directly, rather than supermarket chains whenever possible.
October has been a month of colour, of spring flowers.
A month of changeable weather, the southern hemisphere’s equivalent to “April Showers”. There have been warm sunny spring days, but also mornings when we have woken to snow on Mount Wellington, along with cold southerly winds.
It has been a month of rainbows, which is a nice way to sum up my month of colour posts.
The view from our kitchen looks towards Hobart’s Casino. I wonder what the response would be, if I showed them this photo and asked for the pot of gold at the end of the rainbow!
Today, Hobart welcomed the first cruise ship of the season. A sign that summer is not far away.
But the weather had its own ideas, as we woke to another covering of snow on Mount Wellington.
The city is also host to a royal navy submarine at the moment.
It was exciting to see the city, waterfront and Salamanca Market so busy with tourist and naval uniforms.