Sunday, May 22, 2011

Waiting and Wondering

Today I've been to Ballarat to see my mother, who last night fell and broke her hip. She went into surgery at 3:00pm, and as I write this she is still there, as far as I know.

While in Ballarat I visited a beautiful nursery with a wonderful autumn display.

Rows of ornamental pears for sale:

A section devoted to Japanese maple (Acer palmatum), and carpeted in fallen leaves:

Glowing red Japanese maple:

Delicate Japanese maple "Emerald Lace":

A large Berberis looking stunning, but its thorns are not so inviting.

It is a beautiful nursery, that I will definitely visit again. But right now I'm just wondering when I will hear how Mum is.

PS - I've now heard that she is safely out of surgery and back on the ward.


  1. Oh! that's major--I hope she's ok. Thinking of you while you wait and wonder . . .

  2. i'm so sorry to hear about your Mum, i do hope she's not in too much pain.

  3. Sorry to hear about your Mum. Please wish her all the best.

  4. Oh gosh, I hope your mum is Ok Vireya.

  5. My very best wishes to you and your Mother. It's not a very nice thing to go through. Hugs.

  6. Thanks for your kind thoughts, everyone.

  7. So pleased to hear that your Mum has come through her surgery okay.
    The colours of all these leaves are beautiful!