Foxglove and Co

A garden photoshoot

Foxglove and Co is located in the pituresque village Central Tilba, on the far south coast of NSW, just south of Narooma.

Spring was in full swing when I visited, azalias, camilias, bearded irisus and wisteria were all in bloom.  Dozens of Lewins honey eaters perched on the pergolas and drank from the irrigation hoses. This garden has a wimisical old English feel to it, with lots of hidden treasures. The pathways are wheelchair friendly well graded and not too steep. I spent a delightful hour and a half wandering around taking photos and chatting to the owners.

I had last visited this garden about 20 years ago when it was called Foxglove Spires and owned by the Southam family. Now, the cafe and gift shops have been converted into luxury accommodation, a sign of the times I suppose.  Foxglove and Co like many other local businesses, were just getting over the drought, summer bushfires when Covid-19 impacted tourism numbers in the area.

FTOD – Monday 31 August

 

FOTD – Monday 31 August

Connection

Connecting with the natural world, helps me through difficult times.

FOTD
Little Pied Cormorant, drying off at Narooma Town Wharf

I have had a Canon Macro 100mm 1:28 lens in the cupboard for several years and hardly used it.  Previous attempts to master it were disappointing. So the challenge for the coming weeks is to improve my photography using this lens. Any assistance would be greatly appreciated.

After the rain, the first sign of Spring

On our sleety cold dog walk this afternnoon, I turned up this little beauty. A Wurmbea dioica as a treat. They are said said to be an early sign of warmer weather.

Fun fact: Early Nancies are Dioecious, meaning each plant is either male or female (although there are plenty of variations in between, with some plants being hermaphroditic and some sporting a flower or two with both parts).