This afternoon I finally went for a walk around the block to see if there was any more damage from the storm, and found that we have lost more trees down there. I think it is one or two whole trees, and three or four large branches have come down. And each of course breaks bits off others on the way down, so there are lots of shattered bits lying around.
Let's not think about that. Let's go back to the open gardens I visited on Sunday. Three lovely gardens belonging to members of the Ballarat Horticultural Society were open.
A few highlights:
The second garden is built on the side of a hill, with wooden walkways allowing access down the steep slope:
How about this echidna planter:
The last garden is in an older house closer to the centre of Ballarat:
Don't throw out broken ones!
I enjoyed all three gardens. All were tucked away in places I would never have come across in my regular travels, and it was a privilege to see them.