This week is a reminder of how quickly time flies. Tomorrow is my 66th. birthday and I have now been blogging for six years. I started the blog to celebrate my 60th. birthday and quite frankly as a challenge to myself. At the time my computer skills were rather limited, so things started slowly and the original layout was pretty basic. I am the first to admit it was a steep learning curve and my skills are by no means perfect but they are much improved.
That aside , for me , it is the connections with like minded souls all over the globe that make blogging enjoyable . Along the way , I have certainly seen a change in blogging and lost contact with many as they follow different paths. Certainly , many bloggers are now focusing on Instagram and only posting occasionally. We are all different and find a path that suits our own creative outlet.
One of my life held dreams was to view the wild rhododendrons in the Himalayas. I have now come to the realisation that this is never to be and I am fine with that especially as not too far from home there are some beautiful old rhododendrons.
These magnificent plants were originally part of a plant nursery that dates back to 1925. The Walker Family propagated and sold many varieties of ericas, azaleas, rhododendrons, roses, Japanese maples and ornamental trees.
The nursery became a public reserve , leased to the State government , until 2007 . The lease expired in 2007 and the property was purchased by the current owners, Chris and Margy Dockray. After many years of hard work clearing invasive weeds and restoration work the gardens have re-opened to the public for a short time in Spring and Autumn.
The delightful open chapel is all dressed up for a wedding , probably on the previous day.
One of the best things about getting older is the confidence to just be yourself and dress as you please.
Today’s outfit is a combination of old favourites – Moyuru pants , chartreuse linen jacket by Apunto B, cream tassel brougues from Punto worn with Woolford socks.
My collection of accessories gained a new friend last week when I found these daisy perspex earrings at local vintage and recycle store , Vintage Red Fox.
Hope everyone has a great week.
Joining Patti at Not Dead Yet for Visible Monday, Mica for Weekday Wear Link Up, Jess for Turning Heads Tuesday, Nancy for Fancy Friday Link Up.