Here are some flowers, as it's Friday.
This is an orchid I bought from my friend J, who owns a plant nursery. It's sitting in my living room, on the floor in a white pot.
I wanted to show you another orchid, sitting by the window, as the colour of the orchid echoes the colour in the window, but I have tried and tried and it just doesn't make a "pretty" photo, so here are the best shots.
When we moved into this house, there were three leadlight windows, which I really didn't like and I was going to replace them with louvres. 11 yrs on they are still here and I am so glad I didn't replace them as they are unique, and now I really like 2 of them, one still doesn't grab me, but it's in a spot where it's not obvious.
This one is the one in the photos above and taken from outside. It is eucalypt leaves and flowers (gumnuts).
This is the one I am not fond of, and it was hard to take a decent photo as the cat thingy is right outside the window, on the verandah.
It represents bottlebrush, another Australian native.
This is opposite the previous one, I like this as it has white flowers. I think it is supposed to be wattle, although I don't think I have ever seen white wattle.
The last two windows were originally in the kitchen, there is an alcove and these are on either side of the alcove. They were flush with the bench top. Two years ago I wanted to renovate the kitchen, and also move it as it was right inside the entrance. Much to everyone's shock and horror I swapped the kitchen with the living area, nobody could understand why I would do that. It looks fabulous now. As it is a high set home, it was easy to move the plumbing etc, so didn't cost a fortune to move. They are now either side of the sofa. I am so glad I did it and everyone has agreed that it was a brilliant idea, even if I do say so myself.