On a warm and sunny late Spring day I donned a mixture of Spring greens to visit the rhododendron gardens at the Punchbowl Reserve , a favourite local parkland and picnic area.The rhododendrons were planted here many years ago and are a spectacular sight in full bloom.
The freshness of all the new Spring growth is a sight I never tire of as I know in a very short time the green will turn to brown as the dry of Summer kicks in.
On the clothing front , green is one of those colours I always find rather tricky, finding just the right shade for me can be a challenge.I was delighted last year when I found this chartreuse green linen duster coat , I knew it would be a valuable asset to my wardrobe and would work back with so many of my old favourites.Two of those favourites are paired with the jacket today, the paler green cardigan with its lace inserts and edgeing is by Lisa Ho and has been with me for so long I no longer recall exactly when she came home and wide leg pants from a suit by Amy Rigg .
Shoes from Sergio Rossi , that I still love but find a bit more tricky to wear these days paired with a pretty , silk embroidered bag that I found in a local charity shop.
My glorious green hat with its floral fabric crown is by talented Tasmanian milliner Susan McArthur.
Today’s finishing touches are a couple of bangles that I discovered at a little shop in an arcade in Paris last year , a white vintage necklace and a pair of white daisy clip on earrings.(these reminded me why I had my ears pierced way back when.)
My Spring Greens will be linking with Patti for Visible Monday, Catherine at Not Dressed as Lamb,
Jess for Turning Heads Tuesday and Nancy for Fancy Friday linkup.