I love the smell of Lantana. I also love the flowers. In Australia it’s widely regarded as a nasty invasive weed. No wonder. Mine has just exploded with growth. It’s huge. I have only one plant and it hasn’t spread to anywhere nearby. I Prune it savagely to keep it under control. It’s well away from livestock. Apparently its poisonous. How can something so beautiful, have so many negative aspects?

For Cee’s Flower of the Day Challenge (FOTD)

Looking back and forward

What a beautiful Easter break here

Warm sunshine and balmy evenings

I often feel sad when I feel the soft breeze on such a day

Exactly the same feeling as the day my mother passed away

At this time, that seems like only yesterday.

Feeling the loss

Feeling fragile myself, but comforted by the thought that this might well be my son on his way south to visit.

The Mighty Murray River

In Australia the Murray River separates the two states New South Wales and Victoria. The river is about 5 km from where I live. I live on a lagoon that adjoins the Murray. (an oxbow lake). It looks very different to the Murray.

The Murray River cuts deep into its bank, exposing the gum tree roots.