Hello friends, hope all is well in your corner of the world.
Last Tuesday John and I travelled down to Hobart to see the new Pedro Almodovar film , Parallel Mothers , at the State Cinema. The film did not disappoint and for fans of the Spanish director I would certainly recommend the film. The State Cinema is a favourite of ours as it shows films not usually available in the more mainstream cinemas. It has several small cinemas , with limited seating , so perfect in Covid times. In fact there were only three of us for this showing, maybe the fact that the film was in Spanish with sub titles put people off or maybe it is Covid hesitancy I’m not sure but we enjoyed it and I spoke with our fellow viewer who also loved it.
After the film and a coffee we set off for another of my favourite places to visit the Royal Tasmanian Botanical Gardens, the second oldest in Australia.
Posing on the red bridge in the Japanese garden in my double spots, pants from Alembika , swing coat from Calico , red shoes Fly London , orange bag , sunnies , bangles and earrings.
The Japanese garden was designed by Kanjiro Harada , a Japanese landscape architect from Hobart’s sister city Yaizu , Japan. The garden is lovely in all seasons , must remember to come back in Autumn to enjoy the colours.
After visiting Japan in 2017 in Spring ( cherry blossom season) we planned to revisit again in Autumn to enjoy the brilliant colours of the deciduous trees. Obviously , due to you know what, that hasn’t yet happened but we are planning with fingers crossed to make it happen later this year.
This area of the gardens known as Pete’s Patch , is a productive fully organic veggie garden . The garden was made famous by its namesake , the late Peter Cundell , host of Gardening Australia for many years . The garden has featured in many segments of the show over many years.
We loved the sign and hopefully visitors will take note and leave the produce to be distributed to those in need in our community.
The original caretakers cottage , complete with bronze gardener, at the entrance to the gardens.
No visit is complete for me unless I check out the roses in the mixed border. Of course I did have to stop and smell the roses , this one was Grus an Aachen and its lovely , maybe one for my garden.
I was asked recently what was my happy place beach , forests or mountains and as much as I do enjoy them a garden really is my truly happy place .
Which is your truly happy place?.
Till next time , stay safe, be happy.
Joining Gail at Is This Mutton and Nancy for Fancy Friday.