Yesterday was an early start to the day, dropping my son Callum at the airport at 5.00 a.m. for his return flight home to Melbourne. John and I then drove to Hobart , about two hours or so drive away , to see a movie , buy some new seasons apricots direct from the farm and catch up with Zac, Sarah and Harry.
We arrived in Hobart way too early for the movie, so after a rather yummy breakfast at the interestingly named cafe , Room for a Pony , we headed to a favourite spot of mine , the Botanical Gardens.
My heart is heavy as I walk the gardens , thinking of my fellow Australians who are suffering the devastation and loss of the bushfires on their property and way of life. The loss and injury of our unique native animals is so very heart breaking.
The gardens are beautiful any time of the year , this view is over the dry gardens , a trial area of plants from arid areas around the world .
This particular area is of interest to me as it is a vegetable and fruit garden and often seen on Gardening Australia .
Admiring the different varieties of salvias and other herbacious plants in the wide borders. The Derwent River is in the background.
Stop and smell the roses , or in this case these magnificent lillies, is my motto for the New Year.
After an enjoyable hour strolling through the gardens , we returned to North Hobart and the State Theatre to see the movie , The Truth . It starred Catherine Deneuve, a favourite of mine , and was about the many facets of family relationships. It was in both French , with subtitles and English. We both enjoyed the movie. We were joined at the cafe by Zac, Sarah and little Harry for lunch , we then went to their home for coffee and a play with Harry. We headed home after stopping by Lowindia Apricot Farm for some of their beautiful Morepark apricots.
My outfit for the travelling day was Rundholz jacket, Moyuru pants , Gucci sunnies, bangles and multi -coloured necklace and my comfy lace up shoes.
Joining Patti for Visible Monday, Mica for Weekday Wear, Jess for Turning Heads Tuesday and Nancy for Fancy Friday Link Up.